An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves.
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful.
Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.
Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.
There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counter-claimed by Satan.
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
Christianity tells people to repent and promises them forgiveness. It therefore has nothing (as far as I know) to say to people who do not know they have done anything to repent of and who do not feel that they need forgiveness.
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring two pence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."
Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.
We are what we believe we are.
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.