"God really does exist, whether people think so or not. Moreover, God refuses to be confined to some private sphere, but is constantly present and active in everything public. He is constantly at work, in his providential government of the world. He judges people for both private and public acts. And God is not simply a blank page that we may fill with whatever ideas we have about him. He has a specific character…"
"To become oneself, however, is to become something concrete. The development must accordingly consist in infinitely coming away from oneself, in an infinitizing of the self, and in infinitely coming back to oneself in the finitization. If, on the other hand, the self does not become itself, then it is in despair, whether it knows it or not. Yet, a self, every moment it exists, is in a process of becoming."