It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
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.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Religion is the opium of the masses.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
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.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.