Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
God has no religion.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
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.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
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.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
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.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.