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A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
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#Glory #Christian

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True friends... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
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#Direction

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God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
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#Happiness

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Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand.
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#Religious #Comfort

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The next moment is as much beyond our grasp, and as much in God's care, as that a hundred years away. Care for the next minute is as foolish as care for a day in the next thousand years. In neither can we do anything, in both God is doing everything.
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#Christian

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A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
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#Atheism

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Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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#Clever

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The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
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#60 minutes

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Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
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#Grief #Misers And Misery

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Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
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#Courage #inspirational

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Christianity is a world that is a great sculptor's shop. We are the statues and there a rumor going around the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life.
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#Christianity

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A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.
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#Pride #Man

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An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
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#Justification

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Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey "people." People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest....
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#Instinct

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I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
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#Communication

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The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
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#Pain

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Badness is only spoiled goodness.
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#Evil

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Much of the modern resistance to chastity comes from men's belief that they ''own'' their bodies -- those vast and perilous estates, pulsating with the energy that made the worlds, in which they find themselves without their consent and from which they are ejected at the pleasure of Another!
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#Belief #Chastity

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Literary experience heals the wound, without undermining the privilege, of individuality
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#Experience

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Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back. All my life the godof the Mountain has been wooing me. Oh, look up once at least before the endand wish me joy. I am going to my lover. Do you not see now?
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#God

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A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
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#Christian #Christianity

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Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
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#Art

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The fundamental laws are in the long run merely statements that every event is itself and not some different event.
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#Truth