Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy.
There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.
An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.
Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.
For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation.
In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish.
If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.
Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.