Imagination magnifies small objects with fantastic exaggeration until they fill our soul, and with bold insolence cuts down great things to its own size, as when speaking of God.
If our condition were truly happy we should not need to divert ourselves from thinking about it.
If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
Man's greatness comes from knowing that he is wretched: a tree does not know it is wretched. Thus it is wretched to know that one is wretched, but there is greatness in knowing one is wretched.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Jesus is a God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.