Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
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.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.