If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
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.
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 great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
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.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
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.
God is not a diversion.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
God has no religion.