A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
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.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
Prayer is a turning to God.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
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.
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.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
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.