Fulton J. Sheen Quotes

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  • Too many people get credit for being good, when they are only being passive.

    "Seven Words to the Cross". Book by Ellsworth Kalas, p. 93, 1979.
  • Evil may have its hour, but God will have His day.

  • Sin is a disproportionate seriousness.

  • I wonder maybe if our Lord does not suffer more from our indifference, than He did from the crucifixion.

  • It takes three to make love, not two: you, your spouse, and God. Without God people only succeed in bringing out the worst in one another. Lovers who have nothing else to do but love each other soon find there is nothing else. Without a central loyalty life is unfinished.

  • Each and every one of us, at the end of the journey of life, will come face to face with either one or the other of two faces... And one of them, either the merciful face of Christ or the miserable face of Satan, will say, "Mine, mine." May we be Christ's!

  • The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.

  • The very freedom which the sinner supposedly exercises in his self-indulgence is only another proof that he is ruled by the tyrant.

    Fulton J. Sheen (2008). “Life of Christ”, p.284, Image
  • The world is living today in what might be described as an era of carnality, which glorifies sex, hates restraint, identifies purity with coldness, innocence with ignorance, and turns men and women into Buddhas with their eyes closed, hands folded across their breasts, intently looking inward, thinking only of self.

  • Do mathematics have a relation to reality or are they only a mathematical symbol?

  • To create the world cost God nothing; to save it from sin cost His Life Blood.

  • Charity is to be measured, not by what one has given away, but by what one has left.

  • Every child should have an occasional pat on the back as long as it is applied low enough and hard enough.

  • The slave states of Western world are an outgrowth of monopolistic capitalism - an economic system which is opposed to the wide distribution of private property in many hands. Instead, monopolistic capitalism concentrates productive wealth among a few men, allowing the rest to become a vast proletariat.

  • Modern man has so long preached a doctrine of false tolerance; he has so long believed that right and wrong were only differences in a point of view, that now when evil works itself out in practice he is paralyzed to do anything against it.

  • Lenten practices of giving up pleasures are good reminders that the purpose of life is not pleasure. The purpose of life is to attain to perfect life, all truth and undying ecstatic love - which is the definition of God. In pursuing that goal we find happiness. Pleasure is not the purpose of anything; pleasure is a by-product resulting from doing something that is good. One of the best ways to get happiness and pleasure out of life is to ask ourselves, 'How can I please God?' and, 'Why am I not better?' It is the pleasure-seeker who is bored, for all pleasures diminish with repetition.

  • Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are proceeded by a personal encounter with Him. Theological insights are gained not only from between two covers of a book, but from two bent knees before an altar. The Holy Hour becomes like an oxygen tank to revive the breath of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the foul and fetid atmosphere of the world

  • When we try to make everything clear, we make everything confused. If, however, we admit one mysterious thing in the universe, then everything else becomes clear in the light of that. The sun is so bright, so mysterious, that one cannot look at it, and yet in the light of the sun everything else is seen.

  • The egocentric is always frustrated, simply because the condition of self-perfection is self-surrender. There must be a willingness to die to the lower part of self, before there can be a birth to the nobler.

  • The principle of democracy is a recognition of the sovereign, inalienable rights of man as a gift from God, the Source of law.

    "Whence Come Wars". Book by Fulton J. Sheen (p. 60), 1940.
  • Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.

  • It was to a virgin woman that the birth of the Son of God was announced. It was to a fallen woman that his resurrection was announced.

    Fulton J. Sheen (2008). “Life of Christ”, p.590, Image
  • A democracy flirts with the danger of becoming a slave in direct ratio to the numbers of its citizens who work, but do not own / or who own, but do not work; or who distribute, as politicians do, but do not produce. The danger of the "slave state" disappears in ratio to the numbers of people who own property and admit its attendant responsibilities under God. They can call their souls their own because they own and administer something other than their souls. Thus they are free.

  • The pacifist thinks that the alternative to war is peace; it is not. Sometimes the alternative is oppression. Sometimes certain God-given rights and liberties can be preserved only by resistance to that which would destroy them. And to defend certain basic God-given rights and liberties is not immoral but righteous.

  • The only way to win audiences is to tell people about the life and death of Christ. Every other approach is a waste.

  • If you do not worship God, you worship something, and nine times out of ten it will be yourself.

    Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (2014). “Remade for Happiness: Achieving Life's Purpose through Spiritual Transformation”, p.16, Ignatius Press
  • The Soviet Union is like the Cross without Christ, while American culture is like Christ without the Cross.

  • The science of a religious man must be scientific; the religion of a scientific man must be religious.

  • The world is rapidly being divided into two camps, the comradeship of anti-Christ and the brotherhood of Christ. The lines between these two are being drawn. How long the battle will be we know not whether swords will have to be unsheathed we know not whether blood will have to be shed we know not whether it will be an armed conflict we know not. But in a conflict between truth and darkness, truth cannot lose.

  • There is no other subject on which the average mind is so much confused as the subject of tolerance and intolerance... Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to principles. Intolerance applies only to principles, but never to persons.

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