There is no wisdom save in truth. Truth is everlasting, but our ideas about truth are changeable. Only a little of the first fruits of wisdom, only a few fragments of the boundless heights, breadths and depths of truth, have I been able to gather.
Next to theology I give music the highest place of honor.
We know, on the authority of Moses, that longer than six thousand years the world did not exist.
You should point to the whole man Jesus and say, ''That is God.''
When God wants to speak and deal with us, he does not avail himself of an angel but of parents, or the pastor, or of our neighbor.
How often have not the demons called 'Nix,' drawn women and girls into the water, and there had commerce with them, with fearful consequences
The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.
No gown worse becomes a woman than the desire to be wise
I have got so much to do today that I need to spend another hour on my knees praying.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
No, one should toss out these lazy rogues by the seat of their pants
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
Good news from heaven the angels bring, Glad tidings to the earth they sing To us this day a child is given, To crown us with the joy of heaven.
He who believes in God is not careful for the morrow, but labors joyfully and with a great heart. 'For He giveth His beloved, as in sleep.' They must work and watch, yet never be careful or anxious, but commit all to Him, and live in serene tranquility with a quiet heart, as one who sleeps safely and quietly.
Ambition begat simony simony begat the pope and his brethren, about the time of the Babylonish captivity.
Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, and theology makes them sinful.
Pray, and let God worry.
To do so no more is the truest repentance.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death.
How soon not now, becomes never.
I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.
If by any effort of reason I could conceive how God, Who shows so much anger and iniquity, could be merciful and just, there would be no need of faith.
Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Blood alone moves the wheels of history.
The wisdom of the Greeks, when compared to that of the Jews, is absolutely bestial for apart from God there can be no wisdom, not any understanding and insight
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
No man ought to lay a cross upon himself, or to adopt tribulation, as is done in popedom but if a cross or tribulation come upon him, then let him suffer it patiently, and know that it is good and profitable for him.
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