"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free."
-- John 8:32
"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to."
-- J.R.R. Tolkien, Fellowship of the Ring
"You are the voice we're echoes of."
"There has, indeed, been so much pious abuse that the Bible is often in need of being saved from the hands of its admirers."
-- Abraham Heschel
"I wish we didn't live in a world where buying and selling things (especially selling) seems to have become almost more important than either producing or using them."
-- C.S. Lewis
"In God's wildness lies the hope of the world."
-- John Muir
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has his foot on the tail of a mouse and you say you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."
-- Desmond Tutu
"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come."
-- Chinese Proverb
"God always precedes us. We see Him only from behind."
-- Jean Francois Six
"Atheism is a disease of the soul before it becomes an error of understanding."
"God writes the gospel not in the bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars."
-- Martin Luther
"Mercy triumphs over judgment."
-- James 2:13b
"Whatever you say about God you should be able to say standing over a pit full of burning babies."
-- Elie Wiesel
"Our lives are a manifestation of what we think about God."
"There is no creature so small and abject, but it reflects the goodness of God."
-- Thomas a Kempis
"Christianity is essentially a social religion and to turn it into a solitary religion is to destroy it."
-- John Wesley
"Non-violence leads to the highest ethic, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming ALL other living beings, we are still savages."
-- Thomas Edison
"We have to believe in free will. We have no choice."
-- Isaac Bashevis Singer
On Sept. 11..."What is clear is that it is not an especially good start in these circumstances to be told by our government that the very best way for its citizens to help is to go shopping."
-- Dale Van Kley
"When we see what the gospel demands of our lives, we may not even want to understand it."
-- Richard Rohr
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
-- Philo of Alexandria
"Man lernt nichts kennen als was man liebt."
"Cathedrals are beautiful and rise high into the blue sky; but the nests of the swallows are the building of God."
-- Victor Hugo
"The root of war is fear."
-- Thomas Merton
"Cha duine, duine 'na aonar. (A person by himself is not a person.)"
-- Gaelic proverb
"The arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
-- Theodore Parker
"Be not anxious about what you have, but about who you are."
-- St. Gregory the Great
"In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, unsatiable in intellectual curiosity, insterested in big things, and happy in small ways."
-- Edith Wharton
"To have what we want is riches, but to be able to do without is power"
-- George MacDonald
"The religion of Jesus has probably always suffered more from those who have misunderstood than from those who have opposed it."
-- Henry Drummond