It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions. Thomas Henry Huxley, "Aphorisms and Reflections"
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried. Gilbert Keith Chesterton, "What's Wrong with the World"
Our lives are like soap operas. We can go for months and not tune in to them, then six months later we look in and the same stuff is going on. Jane Wagner, "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life [...]"
There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts. Joseph Roux, "Meditations of a Parish Priest"
Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself. Clive Staples Lewis, "Mere Christianity"