We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Faith without doubt is addiction
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
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.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
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.
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.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.