Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.