War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider… the riders contend for its possession.
Like other men, I have sought honours and preferment, and often have obtained them beyond my wishes or hopes. Yet never have I found in them that content which I had figured beforehand in my mind. A strong reason, if we well consider it, why we should disencumber ourselves of vain desires.
Ambition is not in itself an evil; nor is he to be condemned whose spirit prompts him to seek fame by worthy and honourable ways.
If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don’t want to go there.
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.