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Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
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Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
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Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most
agreeable pursuits become tedious.
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To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is
possible.
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To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.
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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.
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To convert somebody, go and take them by the hand and guide them.
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Obedience unites us so closely to God that it in a way transforms us into Him, so that we
have no other will but His. If obedience is lacking, even prayer cannot be pleasing to God.
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Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
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There would not be a perfect likeness of God in the universe if all things were of one grade of
being.
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To love God is something greater than to know Him.
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Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily equivalent to distinctions in reality.
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The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence
of the work he produces.
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Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient.
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Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
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