God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
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.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
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.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?