Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
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.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
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.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
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.
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.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.