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The greatest single distinguishing feature of the omnipotence of God is that our imagination gets lost thinking about it.

    Topics: Meditation

It is impossible on reasonable grounds to disbelieve miracles.

    Topics: Miracles

Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions; concupiscence causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.

    Topics: Morality

Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.

    Topics: Morality, Knowledge, Affliction

Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.

    Topics: Philosophy

If we must not act save on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty, sea voyages, battles!

    Topics: Philosophy

It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.

    Topics: Philosophy, Victory

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.

    Topics: Philosophy, Nature

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.

    Topics: Philosophy, Nature

The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.

    Topics: Philosophy

To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.

    Topics: Philosophy

When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person.

    Topics: Philosophy

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