Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile.
We do not obtain the most precious gifts by going in search of them but by waiting for them. Man cannot discover them by his own powers, and if he sets out to seek for them he will find in their place counterfeits of which he will be unable to discern falsity.