I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Prayer is a turning to God.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
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.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
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.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.