When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
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.
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.
God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love.
It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true Word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him.
You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people.
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?
Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.
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