I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
Luther was guilty of two great crimes – he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly.
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Culture means control over nature.