The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
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.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
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.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.