Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
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.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
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.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.