We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.
Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.
Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.
Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
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