Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
Devotion is a social force.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.