God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
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.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
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.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
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.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.