"How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in home, one in desire, one in the way of life they follow, one in the religion they practice . . . Nothing divides them either in flesh or in spirit . . . They pray together, they worship together, they fast together; instructing one another, encouraging one another, strengthening one another. Side by side they visit God's church and partake God's banquet, side by side they face difficulties and persecution, share their consolations. They have no secrets from one another; they never shun each other's company; they never bring sorrow to each other's hearts . . . Seeing this Christ rejoices. To such as these He gives His peace. Where there are two together, there also He is present."
"The first reaction to truth is hatred."
"If the Tiber rises too high, or the Nile too low, the remedy is always feeding Christians to the lions."
"Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading."
"He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies"