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.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
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.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.