Faith without doubt is addiction
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
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.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
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.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.