Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
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.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
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.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
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.
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.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.