The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.
It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then without hesitation, that He exists.
The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.