I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
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.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
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.
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.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification