One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life, and there is nothing better.
Those who do not hate their own selfishness and regard themselves as more important than the rest of the world are blind because the truth lies elsewhere
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.
Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.
Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same.
We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
When a natural discourse paints a passion or an effect, one feels within oneself the truth of what one reads, which was there before, although one did not know it. Hence one is inclined to love him who makes us feel it, for he has not shown us his own riches, but ours.
Justice and truth are two such subtle points, that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately. If they reach the point, they either crush it, or lean all round, more on the false than on the true.
.. For those who bring to the task perfect sincerity and a real desire to meet with truth, those I hope will be satisfied and convinced of the proofs of a religion so divine, which I have here collected, and in which I have followed somewhat after this order..
A strange justice that is bounded by a river! Truth on this side of the Pyrenees, error on the other side.