The soul has no gender.
We triumph over our passions only when they are weak.
All these dream-pictures of fatherland, freedom, honor, happiness and pride, which have inspired so many outstanding men to perform great and noble deeds, are, in truth, no more than daydreams.
Faith believes in God, but love sees Him.
All abandon us sooner or later. One must foresee this abandonment and resolve to quit all voluntarily. We must remain alone with God from now on, as he alone suffices for us to live and die happy.
When one examines one's heart one finds that nothing can fill it or console it but God alone.