What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
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.
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.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.