But probably every age gets, within certain limits, the science it deserves
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Though our feelings come and go, Godís love for us does not.
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
True friends... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity, and where there is no continuity there is no growth.
You cannot go on 'explaining away' for ever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on 'seeing through' things for ever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it.
This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You, too? Thought I was the only one."
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world