Stop asking yourself questions that have no meaning. Or if they have, you'll find out when you need to find out both the questions and the answers.
Love seeks one thing only the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.
By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
A bad book about the love of God remains a bad book.
It is in the ordinary duties and labors of life that the Christian can and should develop his spiritual union with God.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
When ambition ends, happiness begins.
October is a fine and dangerous season in America. a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful.
We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous...
Faith is a light of such supreme brilliance that it dazzles the mind and darkens all its visions of other realities, but in the end when we become used to the new light, we gain a new view of all reality transfigured and elevated in the light itself.
We have to have a deep, patient compassion for the fears of men and irrational mania of those who hate or condemn us.
The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real
The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom
To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell
A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.
The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God's mercy to me.
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell
We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God
We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in