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.
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.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
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.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.