Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
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.'
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.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
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.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Devotion is a social force.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a 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.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.