One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights.
Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.
Shuddering under the autumn stars, each year, the head sinks lower and lower.
The readings of Soviet society are as many as the experts you speak to. In my view, it’s a society that is overdue for measures of democratization and organization.
I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.
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.
The near stillness recalls what is forgotten, extinct angels.
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.