Half of life is happiness and the other half is sorrow.
Happiness comes from how much you try to be happy, not because you are blessed with it.
The effort to overcome your suffering and the effort to become happy, those are the keys to make yourself truly happy.
Someone cannot gain anything without sacrificing something.
One must present something of equal value to gain something in return.
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical…
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.
Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist.
It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason.
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
Law, without force, is impotent.
Little things console us because little things afflict us.
Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.