Our worst fears, like our greatest hopes, are not outside our powers, and we can come in the end to triumph over the former and to achieve the latter.
One says the things which one feels the need to say, and which the other will not understand: one speaks for oneself alone.
Reading is at the threshold of the spiritual life; it can introduce us to it. It does not constitute it.. There are certain cases of spiritual depression in which reading can become a sort of curative discipline.. Reintroducing a lazy mind into the life of the Spirit.