Convictions do not imply reasons.
A pint can't hold a quart - if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it.
Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.
Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing.
One must desire something to be alive: perhaps absolute satisfaction is only another name for Death.
A sneer is like a flame; it may occasionally be curative because it cauterizes, but it leaves a bitter scar.