"Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself."
"It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren."
"The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false the second, to know that which is true."
"We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer."
"Time alone reveals the just man but you might discern a bad man in a single day."