Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
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.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
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.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Devotion is a social force.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
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.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.