If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Some people have no idea what they're doing, and a lot of them are really good at it.
Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
My idea is to give hope, because where there is no hope, there is no vision, and where there is no vision, people will perish.
I know the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.
If you and I are to live religious lives, it mustn't be that we talk a lot about religion, but that our manner of life is different. It is my belief that only if you try to be helpful to other people will you in the end find your way to God.
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