A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading
The very man who has argued you down, will sometimes be found, years later, to have been influenced by what you said
Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
We are all fallen creatures and all very hard to live with
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, -darkness- on the walls of his cell.
Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.
God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain
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'.
Christianity is a world that is a great sculptor's shop. We are the statues and there a rumor going around the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements, lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless,it will change. It will not be broken, it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original, whereas if you simply try to tell the truth 'without caring twopence how often it has been told before' you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning, just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning
We are what we believe we are.