"Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Georges Bernanos on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Georges Bernanos on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Georges Bernanos on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Georges Bernanos on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Georges Bernanos on Mahatma Gandhi
"Hell, madam, is to love no longer."
"Faith is not a thing which one 'loses,' we merely cease to shape our lives by it."
"It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man."
"A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread."
"Hope is a risk that must be run."