Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.
Because we cannot know what God is, but only what He is not, we cannot consider how He is but only how He is not.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.