The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Christianity is usually called a religion. As a religion it has had a wider geographic spread and is more deeply rooted among more peoples than any other religion in the history of mankind.
Compared with the thousands of years in which human life has been on this planet, Christianity is a recent development.
War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.
The Psalms, the anthology of the hymns of Israel, are still used by Christians.
We know something of the history of the spread of Christianity, but much passed from recorded memory and much was transmitted by tradition whose accuracy has been repeatedly questioned.
I beg of you always to dwell upon the necessity of a thorough understanding of principles, in order to stop the vivacity of his mind, and please do not forget to meditate upon the subject of our discussion.
Better not be at all than not be noble.
Prejudices are not easily got rid of as an old coat which is no longer thought of.
Your government is no longer mine.