Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
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.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
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.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.