All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
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.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Devotion is a social force.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
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.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.