“No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy. He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be.”
“God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him to a point where he does not need to succeed to be happy.”
“Any faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith.”
“The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves. We’re still trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us. ”
“It’s doubtful that God can use any man greatly until he’s been hurt deeply.”
“People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God,
It was never between you and them anyway.”
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
“Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
“Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.”
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.”
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”
“Joy, has no cost.”
“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.”
“The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world.”
“You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.”
“As we become purer channels for God’s light, we develop an appetite for the sweetness that is possible in this world. A miracle worker is not geared toward fighting the world that is, but toward creating the world that could be.”