Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment!
Nature wonder contentment
I have always known that the best of the Saracens could out-Christian many of us Christians.
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It's a kind of arrogance to be so certain you're past redemption.
Don't reach for the halo too soon. You have plenty of time to enjoy yourself, even a little maliciously sometimes, before you settle down to being a saint.
Nature humanity human-nature
A man must be prepared to face life, as well as death, there's no escape from either.
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Meet every man as you find him, for we're all made the same under habit, robe or rags. Some better made than others, and some better cared for, but on the same pattern, all.
One century's saint is the next century's heretic ... and one century's heretic is the next century's saint. It is as well to think long and calmly before affixing either name to any man.
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God, nevertheless, required a little help from men, and what he mostly got was hindrance.
What are wits for unless a man uses them?
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Oh, sometimes I like to put the sand of doubt into the oyster of my faith." (Br. Cadfael)
mystery Faith theology
There is in the end no remedy but truth. It is the one course that cannot be evil.
Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
Astonishment Only Every