People should not worry as much about what they do but rather about what they are. If they and their ways are good, then their deeds are radiant. If you are righteous, then what you do will also be righteous. We should not think that holiness is based on what we do but rather on what we are, for it is not our works which sanctify us but we who sanctify our works.
All that God asks you most pressingly is to go out of yourself–and let God be God in you.
Whatever God does, the first outburst is always compassion.
God is a being beyond being. This is why Saint Augustine says that the most beautiful thing which a person can say about God consists in that person’s being silent from the wisdom of an inner wealth. So be silent and do not flap your gums about God…. Nor should you want to know anything about God, for God is above all knowledge.