The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
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.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
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.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.