Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.
Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed. They are entirely different things.
Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off.
His hands would plait the priest's guts, if he had no rope, to strangle kings.
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.