To be a great man and a saint for oneself, that is the only important thing.
|by Charles Baudelaire|
There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing. - Victor Hugo
Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart. - Saint Augustine
I can only say that one's individual situation is more real and important to oneself than the devastations of fates and empires especially when they do not vitally affect oneself. - Isaac Rosenberg
Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act. - Saint Augustine
Do you think it is only a little thing to possess a house from which lovely things can be seen? - Saint Teresa