"Law describes the way things would work if men were angels."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Christopher Dawson on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Christopher Dawson on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Christopher Dawson on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Christopher Dawson on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Christopher Dawson on Mahatma Gandhi
"And so, today, if the state can no longer appeal to the old moral principles that belong to the Christian tradition, it will be forced to create a new official faith and new moral principles which will be binding on its citizens."
"You can give men food and leisure and amusements and good conditions of work, and still they will remain unsatisfied. You can deny them all these things, and they will not complain so long as they feel that they have something to die for."
"The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms."
"As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."
"Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture."
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