In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
God is not a diversion.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
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.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Faith without doubt is addiction
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.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
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.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.