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Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.

    Topics: Faith

A man can eat his dinner without understanding exactly how food nourishes him.

    Topics: Faith

Any fool can write learned language. The vernacular is the real test. If you can't turn your faith into it, then you either don't understand it or you don't believe it.

    Topics: Faith

Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.

    Topics: Forgiveness

Forgiveness does not mean excusing.

    Topics: Forgiveness

Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a discord has been resolved.

    Topics: Forgiveness

We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.

    Topics: Friendship, Meditation
    Source: The Weight of Glory

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.

    Topics: Friendship

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

    Topics: Friendship

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

    Topics: Friendship

True friends face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.

    Topics: Friendship, Goals

For in self-giving, if anywhere, we touch a rhythm not only of all creation but of all being.

    Topics: Giving, Creation

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