It is natural for the mind to believe and for the will to love; so that, for want of true objects, they must attach themselves to false.
The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.
Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.
The self is hateful.
He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.
Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?