Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
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.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
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.
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.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
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.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven