There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
There are no truths, only moments of claryty passing for answers.
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not playing with me rather than I with her?
There is no more expensive thing than a free gift.
There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.
There is a sort of gratification in doing good which makes us rejoice in ourselves.
There is indeed a certain sense of gratification when we do a good deed that gives us inward satisfaction, and a generous pride that accompanies a good conscience…These testimonies of a good conscience are pleasant; and such a natural pleasure is very beneficial to us; it is the only payment that can never fail. On Repentance.
When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly.