"God, I pray thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn up for thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is thine. I seek not a long life but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus."
To Elisabeth while they were getting to know each other, "There is within a hunger after God, given of God, filled by God. I can be happy when I am conscious that he is doing what He wills to do within. What makes me tremble is that I might allow something else (you, for example) to take the place my God should have."
"Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores-more than abundantly-what it takes away."
"Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milestone on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me."
And of course the most famous quote-"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."