It is not the cause for which men took up arms that makes a victory more just or less, it is the order that is established when arms have been laid down.
The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread, but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry.
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
Black frost. The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter. Your stars cluster in evil signs.
When we are thirsty, we drink the white waters of the pool, the sweetness of our mournful childhood.
Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy.
There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.
An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.
I have become a prisoner of the peace movement. But you can’t say that the termination is coming and then say that you are going back to your own garden to dig.
Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.