It is advisable that a person know at least three things, where they are, where they are going, and what they had best do under the circumstances.
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An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself my disgust at her barbarity clumsiness darkness bitter mockery of herself is the most desolating.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.
It is only by labor that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labor can be made happy and the two cannot be separated with impunity
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Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.