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.
We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.
I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.
The world does not need more Christian literature. What it needs is more Christians writing good literature.
Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth ‘thrown in’: aim at Earth and you will get neither.
Love is not an affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
To love at all is to be vulnerable.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick.
There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken.
Do not dare not to dare.
The heart of Christianity is a myth which is also a fact.
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God- it changes me.
We are what we believe we are.
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.
What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.
Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.
If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it’s not so bad.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking, no chances.
We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn.’
God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal.
It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.
Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
To walk out of His will is to walk into nowhere.
Reality, in fact, is for people who can’t face drugs.