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I am perfectly convinced that whatever the gospels are they are not legends. Christ bent down and scribbled in the dust with His finger. Nothing comes of this. No one has based any doctrine on it. And the act of inventing little irrelevant details to make an imaginary scene more convincing is purely a modern art.

    Topics: Truth, Scripture

It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous.

    Topics: Virtue
    Source: The Abolition of Man

If we are to have values at all we must accept the ultimate platitudes of Practical Reason as having absolute validity.

    Topics: Virtue
    Source: The Abolition of Man

Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues.

    Topics: Virtue

Very often what God first helps us towards is not the virtue itself but just this power of always trying again.

    Topics: Virtue, Power

Virtue-even attempted virtue-brings light; indulgence brings fog.

    Topics: Virtue, Light

Perfect goodness can never debate about the end to be attained, and perfect wisdom cannot debate about the means most suited to achieve it.

    Topics: Wisdom

It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men.

    Topics: Worship
    Source: Reflections on the Psalms

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