Humility is perpetually putting us back in the primal darkness. There all light is lightning, startling and instantaneous. Until we understand that original dark, in which we have neither sight nor expectation, we can give no hearty and childlike praise to the splendid sensationalism of things.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
There is such a thing as a small and cramped eternity. You may see it in many modern religions.
If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?
Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it.
It is the friction of two spiritual things, of tradition and invention, or of substance and symbol, from which the mind takes fire. The creeds condemned as complex have something like the secret of sex; they can breed thoughts.
We might even say that the one thing which separates a saint from ordinary men is his readiness to be one with ordinary men. In this sense the word ordinary must be understood in its native and noble meaning; which is connected with the word order.