The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.
God is all-full. He is self-contained. He is eternal satisfaction.
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Skepticism is an important historical tool. It is the starting point of all revision of hitherto accepted history.
Courses on historical methodology are not worth the time that they take up. I shall never give one myself, and I have observed that many of my colleagues who do give such courses refrain from exemplifying their methods by writing anything.
A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.
Earlier lives drift by on silver soles, and the shadows of the damned descend into these sighing waters.
Any child knows that history can only be a reduced representation of reality, but it must be a true one, not distorted by queer lenses.
Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public in free countries always has expected of historians; much more than that it does not expect, nor often get.