Themes & Quotations

Χριστός απεθάνον, Χριστός ανέστη, Χριστός πάλιν ἐρχόμενον!
Σοφία! Ὀρθοί: The Fathers & Saints, St. Augustine (354–430), Summa Contra Gentiles by St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274), St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622), & G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936)
As for my mental diet of late... / Other blogs I am involved in: Philosophia Perennis · Saving the Sources · The Duhem Society · inFORM: A Catholic Review
Lo! The Ersatz Sidebar · Ahoy, Me Hardies, and Avast! The Good Ship FCA's Resource Cargo!

"Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" (R. Ellison) •「披心腹,見情素。」(鄒陽) · «Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate!» (D. Alighieri) • »Мир спасёт красота.« (F. Dostoevsky) · „Die Lügen haben kurze Beine.“ · "Do we condemn Peter because of Judas?" (B. Stanley) · "Sapientis enim est non curare de nominibus." (St Thomas Aquinas) · „Denn nicht umsonst hat Gott das Licht der Vernunft dem menschlichen Geiste eingepflanzt….“ (Leo XIII) · 「事實勝於雄辯。」· "Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man." (D. Hume) • "The rural family needs to regain its rightful place at the heart of the social order." (Benedict XVI) • "A dream is a redistribution of the signifying elements of everyday existence under the impact of desire. " (V. Burgin) • "[I am] a Zorba of the inner world." · "Why do you question life so fiercely?" (Su. Va. Ho.) · "For the glory of God is a living man; and the life of man consists in beholding God." (St Irenaeus) · "For what ought be more attractive to us sick men, than grace…by which we are healed; for us lazy men, than grace…by which we are stirred up; for us men longing to act, than grace, by which we are helped?" (St Augustine) • "Memento mori." · "小人立恆志,君子恆立志。" · "Everything comes to those who wait and wait." (C. Choules) · "The stronger one is, the longer one can be patient." (C. Burckhardt) • "Hold on tightly, let go lightly." (Croupier) • "I did not rob a bank… I tried to rob a bank." / "Danny, I don't pay no birds that don't work." (W. Allen) • "Cool it with the anti-Semitic remarks." (P. Bateman) • "Vivere militare est." (Seneca) · "…tarde ad locutorium accedentem." (~Aquinas) • "Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence." (J.W. Krutch) • »On rencontre sa destinée souvent par des chemins qu’on prend pour l’éviter.« (J. de la Fontaine) • "Train heavy. If you don't train heavy, you might as well give it up." (B.D. Kubik) • "Men will not enjoy what they dare not defend." (G.K. Chesterton) • "You are what you love, not what loves you." (C. Kaufman) • "I'm a pessimist about pessimism." • "Nihil minus est hominis occupati quam uiuere. … [U]iuere tota uita discendum est et, quod magis fortasse miraberis, tota uita discendum est mori." (Seneca) · "Custodite vos a simulacris." (St John) • "The first draft of anything is sh1t." (E. Hemingway) · "There is always an easy solution to every human problem--neat, plausible, and wrong." (H. L. Mencken) • "We are measured by what it takes to discourage us." (B. Johnson)