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We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

    Topics: Perseverance, Repentance

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.

    Topics: Perseverance

With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.

    Topics: Perseverance, Life

God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them.

    Topics: Perseverance, Judging

When you invite a middle-aged moralist to address you, I suppose I must conclude that you have a taste for middle-aged moralizing.

    Topics: Philosophy, Age

Every poem can be considered in two ways--as what the poet has to say, and as a thing which he makes.

    Topics: Philosophy
    Source: A Preface to Paradise Lost

Reasoning is never, like poetry, judged from the outside at all.

    Topics: Philosophy, Judging

Only the skilled can judge the skillfulness, but that is not the same as judging the value of the result.

    Topics: Philosophy
    Source: A Preface to Paradise Lost

To fight in another man's armour is something more than to be influenced by his style of fighting.

    Topics: Philosophy
    Source: The Allegory of Love

Man's conquest of Nature turns out, in the moment of its consummation, to be Nature's conquest of Man.

    Topics: Philosophy
    Source: The Abolition of Man

Art can teach without at all ceasing to be art.

    Topics: Philosophy
    Source: from a letter to "I.O. Evans"

The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of planting a new sun in the sky or a new primary colour in the spectrum.

    Topics: Philosophy
    Source: Christian Reflections

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