"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
— Galileo Galilei
"Why does the Lord Christ sometimes hide Himself and His glory from the faith of believers? There are many reasons but I will mention only one. He does it to stir us up to search for Him with all our heart. Our wretched laziness so often makes us neglect meditation on heavenly things. But Christ is patient with us. He knows that those who have seen something of His glory, although they have not valued it as they ought, cannot bear His absence for long."
— John Owen (via drquote)