God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
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 may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
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.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Devotion is a social force.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.