If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
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.
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.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
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.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
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.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
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.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
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.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.