Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so
The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
God will not suffer man to have a knowledge of things to come; for if he had prescience of his prosperity, he would be careless; and if understanding of his adversity, he would be despairing and senseless
Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
The purpose of all wars.. Is peace.
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.