Etienne Gilson Quotes


To minds tormented by the divine thirst it is useless to offer the most certain knowledge of the laws of numbers and the arrangement of the universe

Faith comes to intelligence as a light that overflows it with joy and inspires it with a certitude that does away with question.

History is the only laboratory we have in which to test the consequences of thought.

Radiance belongs to being considered precisely as beautiful: it is in being that which catches the eye or the ear or the mind and makes us want to perceive it again

Philosophy always buries its undertakers.