In thinking about religion and society in the 21st century we should broaden the conversation about faith from doctrinal debates to the larger question of how it might inspire us to strengthen the bonds of belonging that redeem us from our solitude helping us to construct together a gracious and generous social order.
Look there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
Work is of two kinds: first altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter second telling other people to do so.
I tend to go for women with common sense. Being down to earth stands out more than looks.
It's always wonderful to get to know women with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh you're seeing the most beautiful thing on God's Earth.
Women love always: when earth slips from them they take refuge in heaven.
Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth wisdom or wealth the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.
Surely God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations between the two great nations on earth.
I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will.
The Divine wisdom has given us prayer not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth but as a means whereby we learn to do without them not as a means whereby we escape evil but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.
Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.
Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
The real theater of the sex war is the domestic hearth.
This programme to stop nuclear by 2020 is just crazy. If there were a nuclear war and humanity were wiped out the Earth would breathe a sigh of relief.
War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind war banished from the earth.
I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Find out who you are and be that person. That's what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth live that truth and everything else will come.
We should conceive of ourselves not as rulers of Earth but as highly powerful conscious stewards: The Earth is given to us in trust and we can screw it up or make it work well and sustainably.
And obviously as a as one who likes to travel around myself a lot I think the Earth is a beautiful place. And I'm looking forward to some new perspectives.
Travel in all the four quarters of the earth yet you will find nothing anywhere. Whatever there is is only here.
I love short trips to New York to me it is the finest three-day town on earth.