If a man in truth wills the Good then he must be willing to suffer all for the Good.
I'm so misunderstood that people misunderstand me even when I tell them I'm misunderstood.
If I had a humble spirit in my service who, when I asked for a glass of water, brought me the world's costliest wines blended in a chalice, I should dismiss him, in order to teach him that my pleasure consists, not in what I enjoy, but in having my own way.
In my great melancholy, I loved life, for I love my melancholy.
And this is one of the most crucial definitions for the whole of Christianity; that the opposite of sin is not virtue but faith.
The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly.