Saturday, September 25, 2010

"The Church is her true self only when she exists for humanity. As a fresh start, she should give away all her endowments to the poor and needy. The clergy should live solely on the free-will offerings of their congregations, or possibly engage in some secular calling."

-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)
Letters and Papers from Prison

Friday, September 24, 2010

“To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.”

-- George Orwell

Sunday, September 05, 2010

"Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd."

-- Edith Sitwell

Friday, September 03, 2010

"Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."

-- Frank Leahy