The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving; it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving.
A generous prayer is never presented in vain; the petition may be refused, but the petitioner is always, I believe, rewarded by some gracious visitation.
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
Lennon was very helpful. What he taught me seems completely obvious: he expected people to treat each other well.
There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.
Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
I was grateful to have two weeks to shoot this one scene in Harry Potter. It's a big, big scene, but they have to deliver. And they have high expectations.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
I think ultimately if you have a very high expectation of your audience and you know exactly what it is you're trying to express through the medium of film, there will always be an audience for you.
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
When you pray purify your intelligence and it becomes your wisdom. Purify yourself completely and you become one with whole.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.
I was happy, I wasn't beaten, and I lacked nothing. But it wasn't what people expect - it was very much sort of pinching and scraping. I don't know how my mother did it.
I always thought it hadn't influenced me very much, but I heard from many people from England that many motives from German fairytales are to be found in my books.