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Let's pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.

    Topics: Sin

It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us.

    Topics: Sin

There is nothing progressive about being pig headed and refusing to admit a mistake.

    Topics: Stubbornness

Christ wants a child's heart, but a grown-up's head. He wants us to be simple, single-minded, affectionate, and teachable, as good children are; but He also wants every bit of intelligence we have to be alert at its job, and in first-class fighting trim.

    Topics: Submission

Every Christian would agree that a man's spiritual health is exactly proportional to his love for God.

    Topics: Submission

It is not your business to succeed, but to do right: when you have done so, the rest lies with God.

    Topics: Success

It is by human avarice or human stupidity, not by the churlishness of nature, that we have poverty and overwork.

    Topics: Suffering, Work

We are born helpless. As soon as we are fully conscious we discover loneliness.

    Topics: Suffering
    Source: Transposition and Other addresses

Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.

    Topics: Suffering, Nature

We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn.'

    Topics: Suffering

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.

    Topics: Suffering, Teachers

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.

    Topics: Suffering, Grief

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