Simply minding one's own business is more offensive than being intrusive. Without ever saying a word one can make a person feel less-than.

-Criss Jami
Criss Jami

When you're appeasing too much, you might be egotistically over-estimating everyone's need for your approval.

Criss Jami
Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.
Criss Jami

To better understand God we must first shatter our own idea of God - maybe even day after day. Maybe he's too great to stay compressed in the human mind. Maybe he splits it wide open; this is why pretentious intellectualism so often fails to comprehend the concept of God: it is only accepting of what it can explain while in the process finding higher sources offensive. What we may confidently assert is that faith is the opening that allows God, this unpredictable, unseen power, to travel in and out of the mind without all the pains of confusion.

Criss Jami
Peace is more of an internal settlement rather than what is visible on the external.
Criss Jami

The power of hope! Even a lack of ambition can, for a time, pay off as a necessary facet, as long as hope outweighs it.

Criss Jami
The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.
Criss Jami

Intelligent people, as some say, in their openness, are indeed slow to criticize, but conversely, in their openness to the concerns of others, the genuine are slow to fret about being criticized.

Criss Jami
It is the philosophers, theologians, and evangelists who are said to be filled with pride and bigotry due to the strong convictions that they represent. On the contrary, teachings can be either taken or dismissed; whereas voting is the only thing the average person can do to force everyone to live how they would prefer. A simple vote is among the largest yet most acceptable forms of bigotry, and that is because people play the card only when they feel that in doing so it conveniences themselves.
Criss Jami

An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.

Criss Jami
I always make sure that the world will prove me right. It gives me the freedom to contradict myself.