To marry is to get a binocular view of life.
The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.
It was said that Mr. Gladstone could persuade most people of most things, and himself of anything.
Man, as we know him, is a poor creature; he is halfway between an ape and a god and he is travelling in the right direction.
A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings.
Faith always contains an element of risk, of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves.
If the universe is running down like a clock, the clock must have been wound up at a date which we could name if we knew it. The world, if it is to have an end in time, must have had a beginning in time.
All faith consists essentially in the recognition of a world of spiritual values behind, yet not apart from, the world of natural phenomena.
The object of studying philosophy is to know one’s own mind, not other people’s.
Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines us to act as if certain things were true, and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.
Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer. That action is not always external, but it is always some kind of effective energy.
Love remembered and consecrated by grief belongs, more clearly than the happy intercourse of friends, to the eternal world; it has proved itself stronger than death.
Don’t get up from the feast of life without paying for your share of it.
The soul is dyed with the color of its leisure thoughts.
The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.