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.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
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.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
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.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.