By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
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.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
Devotion is a social force.
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.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
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.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.