It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
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.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Devotion is a social force.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
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.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
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.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.