Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment!
wonder Nature contentment
It's a kind of arrogance to be so certain you're past redemption.
Don't reach for the halo too soon. You have plenty of time to enjoy yourself, even a little maliciously sometimes, before you settle down to being a saint.
schadenfreude saintliness humanity
A man must be prepared to face life, as well as death, there's no escape from either.
conduct-of-life courage responsibility
I have always known that the best of the Saracens could out-Christian many of us Christians.
Equality goodness openmindedness
One century's saint is the next century's heretic ... and one century's heretic is the next century's saint. It is as well to think long and calmly before affixing either name to any man.
doctrine labels heresy
Meet every man as you find him, for we're all made the same under habit, robe or rags. Some better made than others, and some better cared for, but on the same pattern, all.
God, nevertheless, required a little help from men, and what he mostly got was hindrance.
Oh, sometimes I like to put the sand of doubt into the oyster of my faith." (Br. Cadfael)
faith spirituality Faith
What are wits for unless a man uses them?
Intelligence intelligence wits
Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it.
Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them.
Even Gratification Than