“Neither such abstractions as Humanity alone nor Christianity exist: they must be made once more by something concrete: by Christians, by persons.” (1942)
“Christ did not come so much to introduce ‘Christianity’ into the world as to introduce a Christian.” (1941)
“The Christian carries his cross with cheerfulness and charity. If he does not, he should put down his cross for the sake of charity.” (1963)
“Christians more or less vaguely, accordingly as they are in touch with tradition, instinctively feel that authority cannot be left absolutely in the hands of society. For to Christians this would mean in effect that their consciences would be surrendered to society. This would, to a Christian, be tyranny. For to him an action is not morally right only because a majority approves. There must be a final court of justice, namely, his own personal conscience.”
—from the essay “Socialism” (1943)
“To come as near despair as possible without losing hope—that is the aim of a Christian.
“To come as near madness as possible without losing sanity—(that is, to be as fanatical as possible without losing idiocy) is the aim of an artist.” (1932)