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C. S. Forester

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Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconception...
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Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, a...
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We are what we believe we are.
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Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
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Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things...
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Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
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This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet...
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True love makes the imperfect to perfect .... otherwise love is not true.....
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There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience and tears.
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It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
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Life is with such all beer and skittles; / They are not difficult to please / About their victuals.
C. S. CALVERLEY
I cannot sing the old songs now! / It is not that I deem them low; / 'Tis that I can't remember how ...
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Study first Propriety: for she is indeed the Pole-star.
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Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: I have called my material surroundings a stage set. In this ...
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Commemoration of Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.230 Commemoration of Clive Staples Lewis, Spiritual Writ...
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My own idea, for what it is worth, is that all sadness which is not now either arising from the repe...
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Commemoration of Charles Williams, Spiritual Writer, 1945 It may be possible for each of us to th...
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If we once accept the doctrine of the Incarnation, we must surely be very cautious in suggesting tha...
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Commemoration of Bartolomè de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566 An essential part of ...
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Every time you make a choice, you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses,...
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Commemoration of Wilfrid, Abbot of Ripon, Bishop of York, Missionary, 709 Commemoration of Elizabet...
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Commemoration of Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.230 Commemoration of Clive Staples Lewis, Spiritual Wri...
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Feast of Edward the Confessor, 1066 The very activities for which we were created are, while we...
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Feast of Catherine of Siena, Mystic, Teacher, 1380 Can we believe that God ever modifies His act...
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If... you are ever tempted to think that we modern Western Europeans cannot really be so very bad be...
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THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE We are very shy nowadays of even mentioning Heaven. We ...
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Those who talk of reading the Bible "as literature" sometimes mean, I think, reading it without atte...
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Feast of John Vianney, Curè d'Ars, 1859 I am, indeed, far from agreeing with those who t...
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I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
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Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressiv...
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Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole w...
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The vice I am talking about is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian mo...
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Feast of Joseph of Nazareth The vice I am talking about is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue o...
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How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
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Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead ...
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There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those t...
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The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he doe...
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It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
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Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
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A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun...
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...that people often say about Him: "I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't...
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I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
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Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward s...
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Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don&#...
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There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom G...
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An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
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If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precis...
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If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as...
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Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it ...
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Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
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'The Lion' all began with a picture of a faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wo...
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As sure as ever God puts his children in the furnace, he will be in the furnace with them. ... C...
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Feast of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170 A Christian and an unbelieving poe...
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Commemoration of Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.230 Commemoration of Clive Staples Lewis, Spiritual Writ...
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