Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
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.
I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
There is no uncreated being except God. God has no opposite.
Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.