In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
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.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
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 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.
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.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
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 is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
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 more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.