Towards this fine honor of a trade converged all the finest, all the most noble sentiments dignity, pride. Never ask anything of anyone, they used to say. …In those days a workman did not know what it was to solicit. It is the bourgeoisie who, turning the workmen into bourgeois, have taught them to solicit.
Basic Verities, A. & J. Green, trans. (New York: 1943), p. 83
There will be things that I do that no one will be left to understand.Charles Péguy
The faith that I love the best, says God, is hope.Charles Péguy
He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.Charles Péguy
Tyranny is always better organised than freedom.Charles Péguy
The sinner is at the heart of Christianity. No one is as competent as the sinner in matters of Christianity. No one, except a saint.Charles Péguy