• If you take each step
with good thoughts in your mind
and a smile on your face,
goodness will come
and fill your being.
Then how can God resist?
She will embrace you,
and every moment will bring you
peace and happiness.

• You are the child of God,
and God would never close
all the doors around you.
They may appear shut
but they have been left slightly ajar.
Just knock, and they will give way.

• Effort and grace are interdependent;
without one, the other is impossible.

Half by humanity, half by God, said the sages.
Effort is humanity's half, and grace is God's.

Nothing is gained without effort, but the effort
is all we make — the result comes from God.

No matter how hard we work,
nothing is attained without God's grace.