The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of of others.
It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return.
It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy from lack of character.
It was when Lucifer first congratulated himself upon his angelic behavior that he became the tool of evil.
Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you out of love takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice.
Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
.....if you're driving down the highway in the middle of the night and you see a sign that says Bridge Out, pray for some intellectual understanding of that message, or you're going to have an experience you'll never forget
God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.
I am the vessel. The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one.
If you seek yourself,...you rob the lens of its transparency.... You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, and remain purely as a means.
You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn't reserve a patch for
You are... the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does.
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.