Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
The Holy Ghost is a comforter and a guide. But it is also a cleansing agent. That is why service in the kingdom is so crucial to enduring. When we are called to serve, we can pray for the Holy Ghost to be our companion with assurance it will come.
We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
We were not meant to mask ourselves before our fellow-beings, but to be, through our human forms, true and clear utterances of the spirit within. Since God gave us these bodies, they must have been given us as guides to Him and revealers of Him.
Our first intuitions are the true ones.
As to each of us, the knowledge that we are here but briefly and a nonnegotiable limit is set to our expected time may even be necessary as the incentive to number our days and make them count.
Never mind. The self is the least of it. Let our scars fall in love.
All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
It is good to be tired and wearied by the futile search after the true good, that we may stretch out our arms to the Redeemer.
When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.