The things that we love tell us what we are.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.
Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
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