Behold how Christ is the foundation of the church and the apostles are the foundations! Christ is by a figure of speech – antonomastice – the foundation because the edifice of the church begins from him and is finished in him and through him. But the prophets and apostles are the foundations because their authority bears up our weakness.
For whoso dies for Christ, he is conqueror and is delivered from all misery and attains the eternal joy to which may it please our Saviour to bring us all.
There’s always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.
It is better to die well than to live badly.
Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace.
The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.
Open is the way of Satan; many walk therein.
Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.
None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events.
Lying can never save us from another lie.