On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
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.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
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.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.