Little things comfort us because little things distress us.
Men seek rest in a struggle against difficulties; and when they have conquered these, rest becomes insufferable.
The knowledge of God without that of man’s misery causes pride. The knowledge of man’s misery without that of God causes despair. The knowledge of Jesus Christ is the middle course, because in Him we find both God and our misery.
Those honor nature well, who teach that she can speak on everything.
All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back
Since we cannot know all there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
It is man’s natural sickness to believe that he possesses the truth.