To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness, because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves.
In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
For whoever is lonely there is a tavern.
The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
Petroleum is a more likely cause of international conflict than wheat.
We can only know one thing about God – that he is what we are not. Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him.
For two decades the state has been taking liberties, and these liberties were once ours.
The role of the intelligence – that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.