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A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to hav...   Life
A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which w...   Life
A mind enclosed in language is in prison.   Life
A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except ...   Life
A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in...   Life
All sins are attempts to fill voids.   Life
An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on ...   Life
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attain...   Life
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.   Life
Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is t...   Life
Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, ...   Life
Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is ju...   Life
Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in instituti...   Life
Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.   Life
Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin...   Life
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.   Life
For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is n...   Life
Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, a...   Life
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothin...   Life
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and eq...   Life
Humility is attentive patience.   Life
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its ...   Life
I can, therefore I am.   Life
I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from ...   Life
I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and univer...   Life
If Germany, thanks to and his successors, were to enslave the European...   Life
If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the E...   Life
If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall...   Life
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real l...   Imagination
Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of his...   Life
In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggl...   Life
In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democrac...   Life
In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitab...   Life
It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suff...   Life
It is only the impossible that is possible for God. He has given over ...   Life
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.   Life
More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting ...   Life
Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the distri...   Life
Nothing can have as its destination anything other than its origin. Th...   Life
Nothing is less instructive than a machine.   Life
One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights.   Life
Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give ris...   Life
Purity is the power to contemplate defilement.   Life
Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in...   Life
The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded...   Life
The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any brea...   Life
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.   Life
The future is made of the same stuff as the present.   Life
The highest ecstasy is the attention at its fullest.   Life
The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able t...   Life
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.   Life
The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of...   Life
The only hope of socialism resides in those who have already brought a...   Life
The payment of debts is necessary for social order. The non-payment is...   Life
The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and s...   Life
The proper method of philosophy consists in clearly conceiving the ins...   Life
The real stumbling-block of totalitarian rTgimes is not the spiritual ...   Life
The role of the intelligence - that part of us which affirms and denie...   Life
There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because ...   Life
There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain en...   Life
Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but peop...   Life
To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.   Life
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need o...   Life
To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile.   Life
To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither ...   Life
To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuito...   Life
To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works ne...   Life
Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocki...   Life
We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their b...   Life
We can only know one thing about God - that he is what we are not. Our...   Life
We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.   Life
What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things w...   Life
Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.   Life
When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we...   Life
When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal an...   Life
Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill i...   Life
Why is it that reality, when set down untransposed in a book, sounds f...   Life
With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find rea...   Life