If your prayer is selfish, the answer will be something that will rebuke your selfishness. You may not recognize it as having come at all, but it is sure to be there.
When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't.
The church exists for the sake of those outside it.
Learning passes for wisdom among those who want both.
The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.
I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose.
Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves.
Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new.
The problem of evil... Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they passed.