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The idea which shuts out the Second Coming from our minds, the idea of the world slowly ripening to perfection, is a myth, not a generalization from experience.

    Topics: Eternity
    Source: The World's Last Night

If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.

    Topics: Eternity
    Source: C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

When the author walks on the stage the play is over. God is going to invade, all right - something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without disguise. It will be too late then to choose your side.

    Topics: Eternity, Prophecy, Beauty

All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.

    Topics: Eternity

In some way, it is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destiny; but then we are wishing not for more love but for less.

    Topics: Eternity, Love

Once a man is united to God, how could he not live forever?

    Topics: Eternity

We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.

    Topics: Eternity

The very man who has argued you down, will sometimes be found, years later, to have been influenced by what you said.

    Topics: Examples

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

    Topics: Failure, Achievement

Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.

    Topics: Faith
    Source: from a letter "To Mrs. L."

We're not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.

    Topics: Faith, Doubt

Sainthood lies in the habit of referring the smallest actions to God.

    Topics: Faith

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