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.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Prayer is a turning to God.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.