On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
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.
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.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.
God has no religion.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
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.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.