Faith is illuminative, not operative; it does not force obedience, though it increases responsibility; it heightens guilt, but it does not prevent sin. The will is the source of action.
John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)
Contributed by: Zaady
Faith ventures and hazards . . . counting the costs and delighting in the sacrifice.
It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
Source: The Idea of a University
I sought to hear the voice of God And climbed the topmost steeple, But God declared: "Go down again - I dwell among the people."
Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
You must make up your mind to the prospect of sustaining a certain measure of pain and trouble in you r passage through life.
To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
Regarding Christianity: Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.
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