We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars
In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height; In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth.
Praise shames me, for I secretly beg for it.
If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.
While God waits for His temple to be built of love, men bring stones.
We manage to swallow flesh only because we do not think of the cruel and sinful thing that we do. Cruelty... is a fundamental sin, and admits of no arguments or nice distinctions. If only we do not allow our heart to grow callous, it protests against cruelty, is always clearly heard; and yet we go on perpetrating cruelties easily, merrily, all of us - in fact, anyone who does not join in is dubbed a crank