Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.
Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.
Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims;… (read more)
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who… (read more)
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that… (read more)
Humility is attentive patience.
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in… (read more)
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure.… (read more)
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.
As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill; or at least… (read more)
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.