That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
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.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
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.'
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.