Faith without doubt is addiction
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.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
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.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
God is not a diversion.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Devotion is a social force.
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 abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
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.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.