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December 6, 2019 § Leave a comment

“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”  —  James Baldwin

“And the horrible thing about all legal officials, even the best, about all judges, magistrates, barristers, detectives, and policemen, is not that they are wicked (some of them are good), not that they are stupid (some of them are quite intelligent), it is simply that they have got used to it.”  — G. K. Chesterton

“Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and never will.”  —  Frederick Douglass

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August 4, 2017 § 1 Comment

“No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us.”  —  Charles Caleb Colton

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.”  —  Gautama Buddha

“The great ideals of the past failed not by being outlived (which must mean over-lived), but by not being lived enough. Mankind has not passed through the Middle Ages. Rather mankind has retreated from the Middle Ages in reaction and rout. The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”  —  G. K. Chesterton

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April 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

“Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified.”  —  Mahatma Gandhi

“‘What is truth?’ So in that drama which decided the whole fate of antiquity, one of the central figures is fixed in what seems the reverse of his true role. Rome was almost another name for responsibility. Yet he stands for ever as a sort of rocking statue of the irresponsible. Man could do no more. Even the practical had become the impracticable. Standing between the pillars of his own judgement-seat, a Roman had washed his hands of the world.”  —  G.K. Chesterton

“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection not in books alone but in every leaf in spring time.” —  Martin Luther

Easter light: Death is conquered


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October 3, 2014 § 3 Comments

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”  —  G.K. Chesterton

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has the eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”  —  Augustine

“In the best sense of the word [Jesus] was a radical.  … His religion has so long been identified with conservatism — often conservatism of the obstinate and unyielding sort — that it is almost startling for us sometimes to remember that all the conservatism of His own times was against him, that it was the young, restless, sanguine, progressive part of the people who flocked to him.”  —  Phillips Brooks


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March 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”  —  Woodrow Wilson

“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.”  —  W. Edwards Deming

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.”  —  G.K. Chesteron


July 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

The late, great Molly Ivins

“The first rule of holes:  When you’re in one, stop digging.”  —  Molly Ivins

“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.”  —  Abba Eban

“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution.  It is that they can’t see the problem.”  —  G.K. Chesterton

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