July 31, 2001
The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that
which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness.
Ignatius of Loyola
July 30, 2001
all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the
universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
July 29, 2001
There are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever,
and one of them is that he has taken to drink.
July 28, 2001
The effect of studying masterpieces
is to make me admire and do otherwise.
—Gerard Manley Hopkins
July 27, 2001
I’m tired of love: I’m
still more tired of rhyme. / But money gives me pleasure all the time.
which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
—George Bernard Shaw
The glory of
the sun will be dimmed, and the earth, tideless and inert, will no longer tolerate the race which has for a moment disturbed
—Arthur James Balfour
July 24, 2001
Superman don’t need no seat belt.
July 23, 2001
thrives for long upon the happiest dream.
July 22, 2001
In political activity … men
sail a boundless and bottomless sea; there is neither harbor for shelter nor floor for anchorage, neither starting point nor
July 21, 2001
Man’s inhumanity to man / Makes countless thousands mourn.
July 20, 2001
know and love the good, yet, ah! the worst pursue.
July 19, 2001
A decision is the action an executive
must take when he has information so incomplete that the answer does not suggest itself.
July 18, 2001
true pleasure of life is to live with your inferiors.
—William Makepeace Thackeray
And he that
does one fault at first / And lies to hide it, makes it two.
July 16, 2001
Sport like life, and life
like sport, / Isn’t all skittles and beer.
July 15, 2001
All architecture is shelter, all
great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
July 14, 2001
government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
July 13, 2001
a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for
the writer to worry is to take over God’s business.
Most of the
luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation
—Henry David Thoreau
July 11, 2001
In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any
human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow-men, not knowing what they do.
July 10, 2001
created originally upright, being afterwards ruined, not partially, but totally, finds salvation out of himself, wholly in
July 9, 2001
The flower generation tore tradition to shreds, but in the 1980s some magic sewing
machine has stitched it all up again.
July 8, 2001
The world’s great age begins anew, / The golden years return,
/ The earth doth like a snake renew / Her winter weeds outworn.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley
hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
Babington, Lord Macaulay
July 6, 2001
friendship and the openness and trust that go with it, skills are barren and knowledge may become an unguided missile.
July 5, 2001
the diamond is the crystalline Revelator of the achromatic white light of Heaven, so is a perfect poem the crystalline revelation
of the Divine Idea.
—Thomas Holley Chivers
July 4, 2001
It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall
be my dying sentiment,—Independence now and Independence forever.
Said I, in scorn
all burning hot, / In rage and anger high, / “You ignominious idiot, / Those wings are made to fly!”
July 2, 2001
an Anglican is asked, “Where was your Church before the Reformation?” his best answer is to put the counterquestion,
“Where was your face before you washed it?”
July 1, 2001
Unless [artists] can remember
what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man.