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.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
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 greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.