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The more lucidly we think, the more we are cut off: the more deeply we enter into reality, the less we can think.

    Topics: Ignorance
    Source: Myth Became Fact, World Dominion

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

    Topics: Ignorance, Virtue

We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.

    Topics: Ignorance

When God becomes a Man and lives as a creature among His own creatures in Palestine, then indeed His life is one of supreme self-sacrifice and leads to Calvary.

    Topics: Jesus, Salvation, Sacrifice

God did entrust the descendants of Abraham with the first revelation of Himself.

    Topics: Jesus

This Man (Jesus) suddenly remarks one day, 'No one need fast while I am here.' Who is this Man who remarks that His mere presence suspends all normal rules?

    Topics: Jesus, Fasting

We may note in passing that He was never regarded as a mere moral teacher. He did not produce that effect on any of the people who actually met Him. He produced mainly three results-Hatred-Terror-Adoration. There was no trace of people expressing mild admiration.

    Topics: Jesus, Teachers

In the moral sphere, every act of justice or charity involves putting ourselves in the other person's place and thus transcending our own competitive particularity.

    Topics: Justice
    Source: An Experiment in Criticism

They do not get their qualities from a class: they belong to that class because they have those qualities.

    Topics: Life
    Source: 'Delinquents in the Snow' Time and Tide

The universe rings true wherever you fairly test it.

    Topics: Life
    Source: Surprised by Joy

Though we cannot experience our life as an endless present, we are eternal in God's eyes; that is, in our deepest reality.

    Topics: Life, Eternity
    Source: Letters to Malcolm

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.

    Topics: Life

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