I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.
Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does.
When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door.
A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.
With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed.
The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the ranks of those whose life has value, then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder.
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.
Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.