There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!
The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins, it seems to me.
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.