We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
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.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.