Imagination is the true magic carpet.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
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.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Faith without doubt is addiction
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
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.