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.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
Prayer is a turning to God.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
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.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
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.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Faith without doubt is addiction
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Devotion is a social force.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.