If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
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.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
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.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
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.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.