We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
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.
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.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
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.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
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.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
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.
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.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.