This is the distinction: the doctor’s door must never be shut; the priest’s door must always be open.
That especial feminine genius which understands a man better than he understands himself,
Whatever else may be said of it, the French Revolution was the greatest step forward by mankind since the coming of Christ. It was unfinished, I agree, but still it was sublime. It released the untapped springs of society; it softened hearts, appeased, tranquillized, enlightened, and set flowing through the world the tides of civilization. It was good. The French Revolution was the anointing of humanity.
The best minds have their blind spots