I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star.
God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.
I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly - or ever - gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe.
Age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.
The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God.
Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.
God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
When each day is the same as the next, it's because people fail to recognize the good things happen in their lives everyday; that the sun rise.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.
The tradesman, the attorney comes out of the din and craft of thestreet, and sees the sky and wood, and is a man again. In their eternalcalm, he finds himself. The health of the eye seems to demand ahorizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
'As soon as man is at one with God, he will not beg. He will then see prayer in all action'
Be absorbed night and day in the love of God, and give that love to all.
If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for manygenerations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light theuniverse with their admonishing smile.
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.
Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?