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What are you doing?" Damen's breath
was shaky.

"What am I doing? You are not very
observant."

"You're not yourself," said Damen. "And
even if you were, you don't do anything
without a dozen motives."

Laurent went very still, the soft words
half bitter. "Don't I? I must want
something.


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That is what mortals misunderstand. They say of some temporal sufferring, "No future bliss can make ...
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Those that hate goodness are sometimes nearer than those that know nothing at all about it and think...
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The only things we can keep are the things we freely give to God. What we try to keep for ourselves ...
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If God 'foresaw' our acts, it would be very hard to understand how we could be free not to do them. ...
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Did I hate him, then? Indeed, I believe so. A love like that can grow to be nine-tenths hatred and s...
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Theocracy has been rightly abolished not because it is bad that learned priests should govern ignora...
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I believe in political equality. But there are two opposite reasons for being a democrat. You may th...
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At the end of things, The Blessed will say, “We have never lived anywhere except in Heaven.” And...
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It is always the novice who exaggerates.
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Music. A meaningless acceleration in the rhythm of celestial experience.
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I haven't any language weak enough to depict the weakness of my spiritual life. If I weakened it eno...
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Our struggle is--isn't it?--to achieve and retain faith on a lower level. To believe that there is a...
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for those who come so far. Some call this island the World's End, for though you can sail further, t...
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When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him...
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But if you are a poor creature--poisoned by a wretched up-bringing in some house full of vulgar jeal...
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... "I now see that I spent most of my life in doing neither what I ought nor what I liked". The Chr...
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Son,'he said,' ye cannot in your present state understand eternity...That is what mortals misunderst...
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If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the wa...
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