There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.
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.
If you are foe, we do not fear you. If you are friend, your foes will be taught the fear of us.
The distinction between pretending you are better than you are and beginning to be better in reality is finer than moral sleuth hounds conceive.
You can't know, you can only believe - or not.
Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.
Clearly one must read every good book at least once every ten years.
This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
The truth is not that we need the critics in order to enjoy the authors, but that we need the authors in order to enjoy the critics.
The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God's love for us does not.
Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
But as long as you know you're nobody special, you'll be a very decent sort of Horse, on the whole, and taking one thing with another.
Provided that any of those neighbours sing out of tune or have boots that squeak, or double chins, or odd clothes, the patient will quite easily believe that their religion must therefore be somehow ridiculous.
This must be a simply enormous wardrobe!
Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself . It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
Let's pray that the human race never escapes Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.
Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
Sometimes it is hard not to say, 'God forgive God.' Sometimes it is hard to say so much. But if our faith is true, He didn't. He crucified Him.
You cannot be kind unless you have all the other virtues.