Fulton John Sheen Quotes

Apart from an outside supernatural assistance, society goes from bad to worse until deterioration is universal. Not evolution but devolution is the law of man without God… With all of our boasted mechanical civilization, a day might come when our modern towers of Babel would be as forgotten as the first, when Americans would cease […]

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.

Sin is a disproportionate seriousness.

The people who are dragging their shame into a confessional box, with their feet hanging out from under a curtain like wiggling worms, have courage to face their own shame. It is the cowards who are running off to pillboxes, and to a thousand and one other escapes, who have not the courage to face […]

Not long ago, one of the nationally known picture magazines had a photograph of a man prostrate on subway stairs. For thirty minutes many people passed him by without ever a helping hand. The editorial comment was about the coldness of the modern man in the face of distress. What was forgotten was that the […]

Peace is not a passive but an active virtue. Our Lord never said, “Blessed are the peaceful,” but “Blessed are the peacemakers.”

There is no obedience worth anything which is not the child of love. Obedience which is mechanical and forced is dread.

Despite the equality which democracy seeks, it nevertheless is in constant struggle to keep up with the Joneses. We boast that we have no royalty in America, and we disdain all that it implies, but what American has ever been invited to the Court of St. James who has not accepted? And though we frown […]

All quarrels, disagreements, wars, strifes, and dissensions begin with a false declaration of independence – independence from God and independence from fellowman.

It is positively amazing the amount of ignorance that can be accumulated in the forms of useless facts and passing theories, sociological moods and philosophical fancies.