It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
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.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
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.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
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.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.