What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.
The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career.
You can make anything by writing.
I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning...
God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.
Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.
Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally "and often far more" worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.
Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
Friendship... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .
The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God's love for us does not.
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
Things never happen the same way twice.
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
We meet no ordinary people in our lives.
What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.
Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say "œMy tooth is aching" than to say "œMy heart is broken.
Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.
I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity.
Make your choice, adventurous Stranger, Strike the bell and bide the danger, Or wonder, till it drives you mad, What would have followed if you had.
It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take about getting to bed.
Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.
We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.