Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
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.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
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 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.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.