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Appearances are nothing ... And first of all they should not be feared, they are only dangerous to the weak.
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Suicide only really frightens those who are never tempted by it and never will be, for its darkness only welcomes those who are predestined to it.

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It is one of the most mysterious penalties of men that they should be forced to confide the most precious of their possessions to things so unstable and ever changing, alas, as words.

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Our habits are our friends. Even our bad habits.
Diary of a Country Priest

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Satan is too hard a master. He would never command as did the Other with divine simplicity: 'Do likewise.' The devil will have no victims resemble him. He permits only a rough caricature, impotent, abject, which has to serve as food for eternal irony, the mordant irony of the depths.
Diary of a Country Priest

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The horrors that we have seen, the still greater horrors we shall presently see, are not signs that rebels, insubordinate, untamable men are increasing in number throughout the world, but rather that there is a constant increase in the number of obedient, docile men. -George Bernanos

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Hell, madam, is to love no longer.

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Truth is meant to save you first, and the comfort comes afterward.

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The work God carries out in us,' he said after a short pause, 'is not often what we expect. A great deal of the time the Holy Spirit seems to be working backward in us and wasting time. If a lump of iron could form an idea of the file that's slowly rough-shaping it, how furious it would be! Yet that's how God shapes us. Certain saints' lives seem horribly monotonous and desolate.

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[A] good Christian does not care for miracles very much, because a miracle is God looking after His own affairs, and we prefer looking after them for Him.

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You owe it to everyone you love to find pockets of tranquility in your busy world.

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Optimism approves of everything, submits to everything, believes everything; it is the virtue above all of the taxpayer.

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What does it matter, all is grace.

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Hell, madame, is to love no longer.

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Appearances are nothing ... And first of all they should not be feared, they are only dangerous to the weak.

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Hell is not to love anymore.

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Only the present counts.

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[T]here is nothing that God hates so much as a liar.

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