From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
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 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.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
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.
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.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Devotion is a social force.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
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.