Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then through his grace one realize him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you.
I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
Rome is one enormous mausoleum. There, the Past lies visibly stretched upon his bier. There is no today or tomorrow in Rome; it is perpetual yesterday.
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird’s throat; Since Eden’s freshness and man’s fall No rose has been original.
There must be such a thing as a child with average ability, but you can’t find a parent who will admit that it is his child.
God is everywhere but He is most manifest in man. So serve man as God. That is as good as worshipping God.
Disease is the tax which the soul pays for the body, as the tenant pays house-rent for the use of the house.
He who receives a great many letters demanding answer, sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of one man against the rest of the world.
Longing is like the rosy dawn. After the dawn out comes the sun. Longing is followed by the vision of God.