*A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling 'darkness' on the wall 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.
*You never know how much you really believe anything until its trust or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
*If God forgives us, we must forgive others. Otherwise it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than him.
*The only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. Our charities should pinch and hamper us. If we live at the same level of affluence as other people who have our level of income, we are probably giving away too little.
*If you haven't met Satan recently, you are probably going his way!
*If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a "wandering to find home," why should we not look forward to the arrival?
*In science we have been reading only the notes to a poem; in Christianity we find the poem itself.
*Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you will get neither.
*We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered to us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.
*God is no founder of intellectual slackers than of any other slackers. If you are thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you you are embarking on something which is going to take the whole of you, brains and all.
*All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
*In most parts of the Bible, everything is implicitly or explicitly introduced with "Thus saith the Lord". It is... not merely a sacred book but a book so remorselessly and continuously sacred that it does not invite -- it excludes or repels -- the merely aesthetic approach. You can read it as literature only by a tour de force... It demands incessantly to be taken on its own terms: it will not continue to give literary delight very long, except to those who go to it for something quite different. I predict that it will in the future be read, as it always has been read, almost exclusively by Christians.
*One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.
*Keep clear of psychiatrists unless you know that they are also Christians. Otherwise they start with the assumption that your religion is an illusion and try to "cure" it: and this assumption they make not as professional psychologists but as amateur philosophers.
*All virtues are less formidable to us once the man is aware that he has them, but this is specially true of humility.
*We 'have all we want' is a terrible saying when 'all' does not include God. We find God an interruption. As St. Augustine says somewhere, 'God wants to give us something, but cannot, because our hands are full - there's nowhere for Him to put it.'
*I read in a periodical the other day that the fundamental thing is how we think of God. By God Himself, it is not! How God thinks of us is not only more important, but infinitely more important.
*The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.
*If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
*The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than planting a new sun in the sky or a new primary color in the spectrum.
*Every time you make a choice, you are turning the central part of you, the part that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before.
*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.
*Yes, pride is a perpetual nagging temptation. Keep on knocking it on the head, but don't be too worried about it. As long as one knows one is proud, one is safe from the worst form of pride.
*There will be two kinds of people in the end: those that will say to God 'Thy will be done' and those to whom God will say 'Thy will be done'.