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A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
Injustice
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A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
Language
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An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.
Atheism
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Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
Arts and Artists
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Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
Beauty
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Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does.
Charity
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Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.
Life and Living
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Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy.
Jesus Christ
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Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Pain
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I can, therefore I am.
Existence
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I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.
Nations
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Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.
Imagination
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In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
Churches
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Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
Purity
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Nothing is less instructive than a machine.
Machinery
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One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights.
Right and Rightness
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Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission.
Oppression
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Purity is the power to contemplate defilement.
Purity
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Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
Genius
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The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
Work
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The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Past
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The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
The future
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The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Education
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To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
Soul
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To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile.
Power
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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
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