theophilus (July 26th, 2016)
Have a favorite quotation?
Famous, infamous, obscure, secular, religious, ancient, modern. profound, pithy or humorous: post it here.
If you have context or commentary, feel free to add that too.
Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you!
You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you.
In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created.
You were with me, but I was not with you.
Created things kept me from you; yet if they had not been in you they would have not been at all.
You called, you shouted, and you broke through my deafness.
You flashed, you shone, and you dispelled my blindness.
You breathed your fragrance on me; I drew in breath and now I pant for you.
I have tasted you, now I hunger and thirst for more.
You touched me, and I burned for your peace.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
“If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mr. Brave man, I guess I'm a coward.” ~ Jack Handy
Here was a man who had escaped from tradition and authority, who had entered into himself and looked out upon life through his own being and with his own eyes; and who in a direct and simple way, told us what he saw.
Kate Chopin, author 1850-1904
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." -Voltaire
"Tolerance is only another name for indifference" ~ William Somerset Maugham
"Around the country, progressive bullies have attacked Christians for daring to put their faith ahead of the pet causes of those who feign compassion while destroying life-giving liberties. What we are seeing is a scorched-earth, take-no-prisoners approach as the wildfire burns across our land. It is not enough that Christians be quiet. Christians must be silenced and punished. Their faith cannot be respected. Legislation that ensures people are free to live and work according to their faith without fear of being punished by government must be stopped and decried as discrimination...There is one key reason that those on the Left must force their beliefs on the rest of us: if they didn't force their craziness on us, we would never embrace it." ~Erick Erickson
"Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them." ~ Joshua Liebman
"Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive). And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." ~ Ronald Reagan 1982
"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours." ~ Wayne Dyer
"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
some really cool dude
"Someday, after we have mastered the air, the winds, the tides and gravity, we will harness for God the energies of love. And then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”
“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.”
"The problem in this country today is that all elections have winners and losers, but in every election, the politicians always win, and all the rest of us always lose. Obviously, voting guarantees that one or another politician wins. It is a rigged game for sure, so all should stay home this election. There are so many better things to do in life than to vote for one or the other evil, especially when that evil will be your master! As I have said before, if no one voted, no one would be elected, and what a wonderful world that would be!"
“Our God and soldier we alike adore
- Just at the brink of ruin not before -
The danger past, both are alike requited;
God is forgotten and the soldier slighted.”
Robert Maynard Hutchins
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”
“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”
"Divide and conquer – that’s what they try to do to any group trying to make social change. Black people are supposed to turn against Puerto Ricans. Women are supposed to turn against their mothers and mothers-in-law. We’re all supposed to compete with each other for the favors of the ruling class."
-Florynce R. Kennedy
“In many ways the evidence of our faith is found in our ability to control our tongue (or our keyboard)."
“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to." - Mark Twain
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man." - Mark Twain
Let's say that I suffer from a delusion. I will call this delusion "Fact-check Syndrome." I respond by citing facts.
Most people online don't want to be corrected. They do not care about anything that does not agree with them.
You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
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