Faith, like light, should always be simple and unbending; while love, like warmth, should beam forth on every side, and bend to every necessity of our brethren.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
For truth and duty it is ever the fitting time; who waits until circumstances completely favor his undertaking, will never accomplish anything.
The fewer words the better prayer.
The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider… The riders contend for its possession.
Nothing good ever comes of violence.
Music is the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul…
Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image, but the living essence of the divine nature which beams full of all goodness.
I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world, even if it lasted for thousands and thousands of years.
Sin is essentially a departure from God.