God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods
You cannot go on 'explaining away' for ever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on 'seeing through' things for ever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it.
Consciousness is either inexplicable illusion, or else revelation
If we did not bring to the examinations of our instincts a knowledge of their comparative dignity we could never learn it from them
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.
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
If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world
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
Man has been accustomed, ever since he was a boy, to having a dozen incompatible philosophies dancing about together inside his head. He doesn't think of doctrines as primarily"true" or "false," but as "academic" or "practical," "outworn" or "contemporary," "conventional" or "ruthless." Jargon, not argument, is your best ally in keeping him from the Church. Don't waste time trying to make him think that materialism is true! Make him think it is strong or stark or courageous—that it is the philosophy of the future. That's the sort of thing he cares about."
God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.
Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.
By the very act of arguing, you awake the patient's reason; and once it is awake, who can foresee the result