Tuesday, January 30, 2007

"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone."

-- John Maynard Keynes

Monday, January 22, 2007

"Orthodoxy is, in the Church, very much what prejudice is in the single mind. It is the premature conceit of certainty. It is the treatment of the imperfect as if it were the perfect."

... Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

"The killing of the guilty is not the way to rebuild justice and reconcile society, rather there is a risk of nourishing the spirit of revenge and inciting fresh violence."

-- Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., Vatican spokesperson, on the execution of Saddam Hussein.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

"In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying."

-- Bertrand Russell