I'm calling my book series the 'with God series.' And this next 'with God' book is Friendship with God, which comes out in November. This books challenges us to bring about the end of 'better' on this planet.
If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
Then God sends us such a messenger who appears to us in spirit, warns us, consoles us, teaches us, and brings us His good tidings.
To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.
It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.
If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It's a pain in the ass.
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
I will begin with this confession: whatever I have done in the course of my life, whether it be good or evil, has been done freely; I am a free agent.
It had a very good arrangement by Herbie Hancock, but it used existing pieces.
I don't judge others. I say if you feel good with what you're doing, let your freak flag fly.
Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death.
A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
I think the worst woman that ever existed would have made a man of very passable reputation - they are all better than us and their faults such as they are must originate with ourselves.
No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.
To God everything is beautiful, good, and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just.
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work.
If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.