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The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.
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Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
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The present is never our goal: the past and present are our means: the future alone is our goal. Thus, we never live but we hope to live; and always hoping to be happy, it is inevitable that we will never be so.
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#Future

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Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
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If we let ourselves believe that man began with divine grace, that he forfeited this by sin, and that he can be redeemed only by divine grace through the crucified Christ, then we shall find peace of mind never granted to philosophers. He who cannot believe is cursed, for he reveals by his unbelief that God has not chosen to give him grace.
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#Belief #Grace

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When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the little space I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of space of which I am ignorant, and which knows me not, I am frightened, and am astonished at being here rather than there, why now rather than then?
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#Eternity

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It is superstitious to put one's hopes in formalities, but arrogant to refuse to submit to them.
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#Ceremony

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All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
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He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright
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#Duty

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Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction
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#Conviction

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Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
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We implore the mercy of God, not that He may leave us at peace in our vices, but that He may deliver us from them
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#God

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It is false zeal to keep truth while wounding charity
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#Charity

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Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
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Perfect clarity would profit the intellect but damage the will
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#Clarity

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We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
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Those who do not hate their own selfishness and regard themselves as more important than the rest of the world are blind because the truth lies elsewhere
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#Hate

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If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy
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#Happiness

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To deny, to believe, and to doubt absolutely -- this is for man what running is for a horse.
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#Doubt

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What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe
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#Chaos

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The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
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Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
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Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
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