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"I preferred the weapons of dialectic to all the other teachings of philosophy, and armed with these I chose the conflicts of disputation instead of the trophies of war."
Letter I, p. 3

"I began to think myself the only philosopher in the world, with nothing to fear from anyone, and so I yielded to the lusts of the flesh."
Letter I, p. 9

"Dearly beloved brother in Christ, close friend and long-standing companion, this is the story of my misfortunes which have dogged me almost since I left my cradle."
Letter I, p. 42

"To her lord, or rather father; to her husband, or rather brother; from his handmaid, or rather daughter; from his wife, or rather sister: to Abelard, from Heloise."
Letter 2, p. 47

"God knows I never sought anything in you except yourself; I wanted simply you, nothing of yours."
Letter 2, p. 51

"For a person's worth does not rest on...

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