All the great divertissements are dangerous for the Christian life, but among all those which the world has invented, none is more to fear than the theatre.
~ in Pensees, ch. 24, 60
All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. The cause of some going to war, and of others avoiding it, is the same desire in both, attended with different views. The will never takes the least step but to this object. This is the motive of every action of every man, even of those who hang themselves.
All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
All of us have been created with a God-shaped vacuum that only God can fill.
Happiness is neither within or without us—it is in God and only when God is in us is happiness within and without us.
Not only do we know God through Jesus Christ, we only know ourselves through Jesus Christ.
The last thing that we discover in writing a book is to know what to put at the beginning.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
We must know where to doubt, where to feel certain, where to submit.