The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
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.
Devotion is a social force.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
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.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
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.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
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 had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
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.
Faith without doubt is addiction