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.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
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.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Prayer is a turning to God.
Faith without doubt is addiction
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
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.