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Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far.
It is difficult to live without opium after having known it because it is difficult, after knowing opium, to take earth seriously. And unless one is a saint, it is difficult to live without taking earth seriously.
Being tactful in audacity is knowing how far one can go too far.
Tact consists in knowing how far to go in going too far.
Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.
Poetry is a religion without hope. The poet exhausts himself in its service, knowing that, in the long run, a masterpiece is nothing but the performance of a trained dog on very shaky ground.
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If one does away with the fact of the Resurrection, one also does away with the Cross, for both stand and fall together, and one would then have to find a new center for the whole message of the gospel.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
July 5, 1889
October 11, 1963
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