Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
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.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
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.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
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.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .