How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
God has no religion.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
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.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
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.
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.