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.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
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.
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.'
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.