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1898-1963, Irish novelist and poet

You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
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Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.
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God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than He is of any other slacker.
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I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you
want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend
Christianity.
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Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
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Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
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Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never
have found out that it has no meaning.
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Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look
ahead.
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If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable
explanation is that we were made for another world.
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Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
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You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a
matter of life and death to you.
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Let's pray that the human race never escapes Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.
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Clearly one must read every good book at least once every ten years.
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Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What? You too? I
thought I was the only one."
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You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile.
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The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us
good because He loves us.
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We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for
meditation and true friendship.
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Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far
as it can be obtained.
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Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
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It is the stupidest children who are the most childish and the stupidest grown-ups who are
the most grown-up.
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Badness is only spoiled goodness.
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Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?
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I fancy that most people who think at all have done a great deal of their thinking in the first
fourteen years.
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If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get
either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
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Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the
whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
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The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
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This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments
and yet not being disenchanted.
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With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.
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We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.
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Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a
discord has been resolved.
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The present is the point at which time touches eternity.
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Democracy demands that little men should not take big ones too seriously; it dies when it is
full of little men who think they are big themselves.
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The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the
epics and tragedies in the world.
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Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance, the only thing it
cannot be is moderately important.
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We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how
painful the best will turn out to be.
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God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.
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