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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

— C.G. Jung (Public Domain)

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Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.

— Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian (1690; Creative Commons)

What a concept. While others are busy saying “Look at us, how enlightened we are!”, here’s to the modest heroes who do not trumpet the simple act of doing what is right.

—Mike Hazell

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He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center and enjoy the bright day; but he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts, benighted, walks under the mid-day sun, himself his own dungeon.

— John Milton (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

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Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.

— Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian (1690; Creative Commons)

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A person without mirth is like a wagon without springs, in which one is caused disagreeably to jolt by every pebble over which it turns.

— Henry Ward Beecher (by Mathew Brady; Public Domain)

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What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.

— Victor Hugo (1876, by Étienne Carjat; Public Domain)

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Pascal on Faith

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.

— Blaise Pascal (French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian)

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It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice.

—Matthew Henry (1707, by J. Jenkins; Public Domain)

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Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.

—Matthew Henry (1707; Public Domain)

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I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

—C.S. Lewis (Image Licensed)

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