He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.
Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still in a room.
There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience warm them, and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth.