Charlie's Blog: Quotations

Quotations


Above all shadows rides the Sun.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN

Love is shown more in deeds than in words.
ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

A human body in no way resembles those that were born for ravenousness; it hath no hawk’s bill, no sharp talon, no roughness of teeth, no such strength of stomach or heat of digestion, as can be sufficient to convert or alter such heavy and fleshy fare. But if you will contend that you were born to an inclination to such food as you have now a mind to eat, do you then yourself kill what you would eat. But do it yourself, without the help of a chopping-knife, mallet or axe, as wolves, bears, and lions do, who kill and eat at once. Rend an ox with thy teeth, worry a hog with thy mouth, tear a lamb or a hare in pieces, and fall on and eat it alive as they do. But if thou had rather stay until what thou eat is to become dead, and if thou art loath to force a soul out of its body, why then dost thou against nature eat an animate thing? There is nobody that is willing to eat even a lifeless and a dead thing even as it is; so they boil it, and roast it, and alter it by fire and medicines, as it were, changing and quenching the slaughtered gore with thousands of sweet sauces, that the palate being thereby deceived may admit of such uncouth fare.
PLUTARCH

The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.
G.K. CHESTERTON

Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice.
G.K. CHESTERTON

Make yourself a stranger to the world's activities
ST. BENEDICT

There is no Saint without a past, no sinner without a future.
ST. AUGUSTINE

Personally I think the Socialist and the Capitalist are very much alike, especially in the great unifying quality of being both wrong.
G.K. CHESTERTON

Our sins are nothing but a grain of sand alongside the great mountain of the mercy of God.
ST. JOHN VIANNEY

Capitalism believes in collectivism for itself and individualism for its enemies. It desires its victims to be atoms.
G. K. CHESTERTON

If we walk steadily and faithfully...God will lift us up to greater things.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES

The sufferings endured for God are the greatest proof of our love for Him.
ST. ALPHONSUS MARIA DE LIGUORI

God commands you to pray; forbids you to worry.
ST. JOHN VIANNEY

By the anxieties and worries of this life Satan tries to dull man's heart and make a dwelling for himself there.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI