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The evil of militarism is not that it shows certain men to be fierce and haughty and excessively warlike. The evil of militarism is that is shows most men to be tame and timid and excessively peaceable. The professional soldier … Continue reading

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The human race, according to religion, fell once, and in falling gained the knowledge of good and of evil. Now we have fallen a second time, and only the knowledge of evil remains to us. – G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

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Boredom and fatigue are great historical forces. – Jacques Barzun

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I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. –E. B. White

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An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along; he must offer some little opposition. – Evelyn Waugh

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“I have what passes for an education in this day and time, but I am not deceived by it.” – Flannery O’Connor

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There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity. – – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“My chief reason for choosing Christianity was because the mysteries were incomprehensible. What’s the point of revelation if we could figure it out ourselves? If it were wholly comprehensible, then it would just be another philosophy.” – Mortimer Adler

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“Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there.” – Clare Booth Luce

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Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. – J.R.R. … Continue reading

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Terry Hull writes these wise and beautiful words, eulogizing his paternal Grandmother, who died Tuesday at the age  of 105: Like all of us, she mellowed with age. She was cheerful. She had a way of enjoying life despite the … Continue reading

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Epictetus, again: It is for you then, to look to the faculties you possess, and considering them to say, “Zeus, send me what trial thou wilt; for I have endowments and resources, given me by thee, to bring myself honor … Continue reading

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Here’s a shoutout to all you low-self-esteem types, from good ol’ Epictetus: “If a man could only take to heart this judgement, as he ought, that we are all, before anything else, children of God and that God is the … Continue reading

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The news that God has become man strikes at the very heart of an age in which both the good and the wicked regard either scorn for man or the idolization of man as the highest attainable wisdom. – Dietrich … Continue reading

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“I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc.  Interest can produce learning on a … Continue reading

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In an ideal world, the [Oscar for] Best Picture would alternate between Rio Bravo and Caddyshack every year. – Andrew Leigh

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“Is the pain in my own life all waste? Has no strength or even sweetness sprung out of my past sorrows? And when I look back on my sins, may I not sing Te Deum laudamus for all the pride … Continue reading

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The conflict between science and religion . . . is like the conflict between a podiatrist and a poet. One says Susie Smith has fallen arches. The other says she walks in beauty like the night. In his own way … Continue reading

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Ask people about God nowadays and they usually reply, “I’m not religious, but deep down, I’m a very spiritual person.”  What this phrase really means is: “I’m afraid of dying, but I can’t be arsed going to church.” – Colin … Continue reading

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You must remember that all outward events are the result of either chance or providence. You cannot reprimand chance; you cannot impeach providence. – Marcus Aurelius

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