Much of the modern resistance to chastity comes from men's belief that they ''own'' their bodies -- those vast and perilous estates, pulsating with the energy that made the worlds, in which they find themselves without their consent and from which they are ejected at the pleasure of Another!
Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ''Blessed are they that morn.''
Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand.
The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
It is hard to have patience with people who say ''There is no death'' or ''Death doesn't matter.'' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.