It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
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.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
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.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
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.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.