“Run in God’s name and let the world stand back in wonder.”
~ Eric Little
“I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here?”
~ Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
“In the corrupted currents of this world.
Offense’s gilded hand may shove by justice,
And oft ’tis seen the wicked prize itself
Buys out the law. But ’tis not so above:
There is no shuffling, there the action lies
In his true nature, and we ourselves compelled,
Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults,
To give in evidence”
~ Claudius from Hamlet, 3.3.40
“Man is always at his highest when on his knees in prayer.”
~ Martin Lloyd Jones
“Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.”
~ Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 261.
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.”
~ Mark Twain
“A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.”
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
"God and Devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man.”
~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”
~ Psalm 23:4
“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence.”
~ Richard Dawkins
"We are still in the dawn of the scientific age, and every increase of light reveals more brightly the handiwork of an intelligent Creator. We have made stupendous discoveries; with a spirit of scientific humility and of faith grounded in knowledge we are approaching ever nearer to an awareness of God."
~ A. Cressy Morrison, Former President of the New York Academy of Sciences
“By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.”
~ Thomas Merton