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« on: August 01, 2009, 11:11:23 PM »

This is one of my favourite quotes. .

St. John Chrysostom describes the all-embracing love of the incarnate God in a homily on the Gospel of Matthew:

"I am a father for you [says Christ] and a brother, a bridegroom and a home, a nurse and a dressing, a root and a cornerstone. Whatever you want, I am for you. My desire is that you have no need whatsoever. I shall serve you ; for I came not to be served, but to serve. I am a friend and a member and a head, a brother and a sister and a mother. I am everything for you. Just stay in communion with me. I have been poor for you and a wanderer for you, on the cross and in the tomb for you."
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009, 11:11:47 PM »

The bodies of fellow human beings must be treated with greater care than our own. Christian love teaches us to give our brethren not only spiritual gifts, but material gifts as well. Even our last shirt, our last piece of bread must be given to them. Personal almsgiving and the most wide-ranging social work are equally justifiable and necessary. The way to God lies through love of other people and there is no other way. At the Last Judgment I shall not be asked if I was successful in my ascetic exercises or how many prostrations I made in the course of my prayers. I shall be asked, did I feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and the prisoners: that is all I shall be asked.

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2009, 11:13:53 PM »


What is a merciful heart? It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation, for humanity, for the birds, for the animals, for demons, and for all that exists. By the recollection of them the eyes of a merciful person pour forth tears in abundance. By the strong and vehement mercy that grips such a person’s heart, and by such great compassion, the heart is humbled and one cannot bear to hear or to see any injury or slight sorrow in any in creation. For this reason, such a person offers up tearful prayer continually even for irrational beasts, for the enemies of the truth, and for those who harm her or him, that they be protected and receive mercy. And in like manner such a person prays for the family of reptiles because of the great compassion that burns without measure in a heart that is in the likeness of God. ~ St. Isaac of Syria






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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2009, 11:30:04 PM »

"In pondering over the life, the goodness, the humanity, and the sacrifice of the Savior of the World, in looking at the laws which He gave us, how much should we be ashamed to call ourselves Christian people and yet not to follow His footsteps."
 
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2009, 11:46:50 PM »

"I find more meaning in the wing of a bird and in the branch of a tree, than in five hundred icons.  God has given us two books: the Bible and Creation."

-- Father Alexander Men of Blessed Memory
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009, 06:20:11 AM »

Here's a tough one. Grin
"Roman Catholicism is even worse than Atheism itself, in my opinion! Yes, that's my opinion! Atheism only preaches a negation, but Catholicism goes further: it preaches a distorted Christ, a Christ calumniated and defamed by themselves, the opposite of Christ! It preaches the Antichrist, I declare it does, I assure you it does!"
-Fyodor Dostoevsky

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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2009, 06:45:41 AM »

Here's a tough one. Grin
"Roman Catholicism is even worse than Atheism itself, in my opinion! Yes, that's my opinion! Atheism only preaches a negation, but Catholicism goes further: it preaches a distorted Christ, a Christ calumniated and defamed by themselves, the opposite of Christ! It preaches the Antichrist, I declare it does, I assure you it does!"
-Fyodor Dostoevsky

Wow. I never knew Dostoevsky was such a "fireman." But I love this quote. Can you give us the source and context?

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2009, 03:38:11 PM »

Here's a tough one. Grin
"Roman Catholicism is even worse than Atheism itself, in my opinion!

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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2009, 04:39:14 PM »

Wow. I never knew Dostoevsky was such a "fireman." But I love this quote. Can you give us the source and context?
I initially had seen it in Wikipedia. Check The Idiot (see the whole page).
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2009, 09:13:26 PM »

"I don't have education, I have inspiration. If I were educated I'd be a damned fool!"

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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2009, 10:10:28 PM »

"I don't have education, I have inspiration. If I were educated I'd be a damned fool!"

-Bob Marley (Berhane Selassie)-

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That's a good quote.  Smiley




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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2009, 01:55:45 PM »

"[God's] will is always good, His thought is always radiant, and His work is always righteous. When He is planting a tree, He is thinking about cutting it down; when He is cutting it down, He is thinking about the seedlings. Before His majesty all created worlds are like a drop of water in the palm of the hand. And this drop — this is a tear of joy from His eye. In it He is reflected, and it shines with His radiance."

-from the The Mystery and Meaning of the Battle of Kosovo by St. Nikolai Velimirovich

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An old man was asked, "How can I find God?" He said, 'In fasting, in watching, in labours, in devotion, and, above all, in discernment. I tell you, many have injured their bodies without discernment and have gone away from us having achieved nothing. Our mouths smell bad through fasting, we know the Scriptures by heart, we recite the Psalms of David, but we have not that which God seeks: charity and humility.

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2009, 08:48:34 PM »

Let yourself die in striving rather than living in
laziness. For those who die trying to keep the
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died for Christ’s Faith. ~ St. Maximus the Confessor

Humility and Struggle: The Fundamental Virtues
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God's grace always assists a struggler, but this does not mean that a struggler is always in the position of a victor; sometimes the beasts did not touch the righteous ones, but by no means did they not touch them always. What is important is not victory or the position of a victor, but rather the labor of striving towards God and devotion to Him. Great is the Apostle Paul, but he asks the Lord many times ('thrice" means not once, but many times) that the messenger of Satan depart from him, for he "buffets" him, making some sort of attacks that are difficult and averse to his spirit. But the Lord leaves him in such a position: "My grace is sufficient for thee" (2 Cor. 12:7-9) - enough assistance of grace and gifts are provided for him. The Lord wants from the apostle the striving which cleanses his soul.

What is important is the state of the soul, the striving towards God, and not the stature of a victor. "Strength is made perfect in weakness"(2 Cor. 12:9). Though a man may be found in a weak state, that does not at all mean that he has been abandoned by God. The Lord Jesus Christ, according to the worldly view, was in trouble, but when the sinful world considered Him to be completely destroyed, in actuality He was victorious over death and hades. The Lord did not promise us positions as victors as a reward for righteousness, but told us, "In the world we shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (Jn. 16:33). The power of God is effective when a person asks for the help of God, acknowledging the weakness and sinfulness of his nature. This is why humility and the striving towards God are the fundamental virtues of a Christian.



 



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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2009, 11:51:40 PM »

"When you get down and you quarrel every day,
you're saying prayers to the devil I say.
Why not help one anther along the way
and make it much easier?"


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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2009, 02:12:05 AM »

"But I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason and intellect has intended us to forego their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them. He would not require us to deny sense and reason in physical matters which are set before our eyes and minds by direct experience or necessary demonstrations."

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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2009, 02:32:50 AM »

"The ends that you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself; but the ends that you serve that are for others, for all, will take you even into eternity."  -Marcus Garvey- (Catholic)

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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2009, 02:02:03 AM »

The weather shifts from cloudy to clear and then back to rain; thus it is with human nature. One must always expect clouds to hide the sun sometimes. Even the saints have had their dark hours, days and weeks. They say then that "God has left them" in order that they may know truly how utterly wretched they are of themselves, without His support. These times of darkness, when all seems meaningless, ridiculous and vain, when one is beset by doubt and temptations, are inevitable. But even these times can be harvested for good.

The dark days can best be conquered by considering the example of St. Mary of Egypt. For forty-eight years she dwelt in the desert beyond Jordan, and when temptations befell her and memories of her former sinful life in Alexandria beckoned her to leave her voluntary sojourn in the desert, she lay on the ground, cried to God for help and did not get up until her heart was humbled. The first years were hard; she sometimes had to lie this way for many days; but after seventeen years came the time of rest.

On such days stay quiet. Do not be persuaded to go out into social life or entertainment. Do not pity yourself, seek comfort in nothing but your cry to the Lord: "Haste thee, O God, to deliver me! Makes haste to help me, O Lord (Psalm 70:1)! I am so fast in prison that I cannot get forth " and other such appeals. You cannot expect real help from any other source. For the sake of chance relief do not throw away all your winnings. Pull the covers over your head; now your patience and steadfastness are being tried. If you endure the trial, thank God who gave you the strength. If you do not, rise up promptly, pray for mercy and think: I got what I deserved! For the fall itself was your punishment. You had relied too much on yourself, and now you see what it led to. You have had an experience; do not forget to give thanks.

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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2009, 02:06:32 AM »

"With an abundance of water, the fool is thirsty."

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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2009, 02:10:19 AM »

BROTHER: What is purity of soul?

OLD MAN: Remoteness from anger and from the error of the remembrance of evil things, and being weaned from the bitter nature, and reconciliation with our enemies, and peace which is beyond troubling, and simplicity of love which is above this world; with these things is the inner man cleansed, and he puts on Christ and is redeemed.

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One must by every means strive to preserve peace of soul and not be disturbed by offenses from others; for this one must in every way strive to restrain anger and by means of attentiveness to keep the mind and heart from improper feelings. And therefore we must bear offenses from others with equanimity and accustom ourselves to such a disposition of spirit that these offenses seem to concern not us, but others. Such a practice can give quietness to the human heart and make it as dwelling for God Himself. - St. Seraphim of Sarov
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« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2009, 02:14:10 AM »

"For one to reach God, he must travel roads that are difficult and hard" --Abba Isaiah

"God is a fire that warms and kindles the heart and inward parts.
Hence, if we feel in our hearts the cold which comes from the
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also for our neighbor, and the cold of him who hates the good will
flee before the heat of His countenance."

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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2009, 02:18:10 AM »

"In spite of the differences among the churches, created through political authorities, tribalism, racism, language, and theological argument, we still are one household. We all have one concern, the Lord Jesus Christ."

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"Jesus Christ, Our Lord and God, is one Creator, one Savior, for all mankind, who has the blood of all races in His veins, as He is the universal redeemer."

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"Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin."

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"Where there is no Faith in a civilization, but only power, then that civilization is surrounded with doubt and fear, and its power expresses itself in brutality."

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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2009, 03:45:53 PM »

"What hands shall lay you to rest?"

What arms shall carry you, who carried in your arms the Uncontainable One?

What funeral prayers shall we make at your grave? With what songs shall we send you on your way? What lips may sing of your passing? What voice? What words shall express with appropriate grace the great things done for you (Lk 1:49)?

Therefore, in place of all others, we shall use these words of you:
'Blessed are you among women' (Lk 1:42), for all generations (cf. ibid. 1:48). Blessed are you in heaven and glorified on earth. Every tongue shall praise you gratefully, and proclaim you Mother of Life. All creation is full of your glory (cf. Is 6:3); all things are made holy by your myrrh-like fragrance.

Because of you, sin's aggression is over; the curse of our first mother has been turned into grace. Because of you, all (angels) sing with us, 'Glory in heaven, peace on earth' (Lk 2:14).

No tomb can contain you, for corruptible things cannot hide the forces of slavery cannot capture a royal soul.


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"If thou, thyself, wretched being, wouldst but desist from attacking mankind, and even, at this period, when the day of judgement is at hand, wouldst only repent of your deeds, I, with a true confidence in the Lord, would promise you the mercy of Christ."

-- Saint Martin of Tours to the Devil

Saint Martin is a Saint that I have always held closest to my heart, and I have always found that quotation to be incredibly powerful and touching.
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"Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering, in order that they may have existence."

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"Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering, in order that they may have existence."

-- Léon Bloy

WOW! What a quote.

Can you tell us more about Leon Bloy?

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But our very Life came down to earth and bore our death, and slew it with the very abundance of his own life. And, thundering, he called us to return to him into that secret place from which he came forth to us--coming first into the virginal womb, where the human creature, our mortal flesh, was joined to him that it might not be forever mortal--and came “as a bridegroom coming out his chamber, rejoicing as a strong man to run a race.” For he did not delay, but ran through the world, crying out by words, deeds, death, life, descent, ascension--crying aloud to us to return to him. And he departed from our sight that we might return to our hearts and find him there. For he left us, and behold, he is here. He could not be with us long, yet he did not leave us. He went back to the place that he had never left, for “the world was made by him.”. In this world he was, and into this world he came, to save sinners.

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"Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering, in order that they may have existence."

-- Léon Bloy

WOW! What a quote.

Can you tell us more about Leon Bloy?

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I could tell you, but then you would have to kill me. (He was a devout Catholic. :-)) He is quoted at the beginning of Graham Greene's The End of the Affair - the quote appears on the title page:
 
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 This is one of my favourite quotes - the words resonate to the depths of my soul.
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« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2009, 10:01:03 PM »

"Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering, in order that they may have existence."

-- Léon Bloy

WOW! What a quote.

Can you tell us more about Leon Bloy?

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I could tell you, but then you would have to kill me. (He was a devout Catholic. :-)) He is quoted at the beginning of Graham Greene's The End of the Affair - the quote appears on the title page:
 
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 This is one of my favourite quotes - the words resonate to the depths of my soul.

Interesting. Sounds like someone I could really relate to (except for his defense of Colombus.)

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"Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering, in order that they may have existence."

-- Léon Bloy

WOW! What a quote.

Can you tell us more about Leon Bloy?

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I could tell you, but then you would have to kill me. (He was a devout Catholic. :-)) He is quoted at the beginning of Graham Greene's The End of the Affair - the quote appears on the title page:
 
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 This is one of my favourite quotes - the words resonate to the depths of my soul.

Interesting. Sounds like someone I could really relate to (except for his defense of Colombus.)

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I am sorry for not replying sooner. I have been terribly busy.  I am sure things will settle down into a regular (ish) pattern soon... :-) I am listening to music, right now, to relax.. For relaxation, I strongly suggest, Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending; The slow movement of the Brahms Violin Concerto and Chopin's piano music. Or, do you hate this kind of music? I suppose it is a bit like Marmite - you either hate it or you love it. Don't worry about responding to this; I am derailing this thread...
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The Brick House was one of the toughest joints I ever played in ... Guys would drink and fight one another like circle saws. Bottles would come flying over the bandstand like crazy and there was lots of plain common shooting and cutting. But somehow all that jive didn’t faze me at all. I was so happy to have some place to blow my horn.

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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2009, 02:47:52 PM »

The Bard..

The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God's
When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew,
Though justice be thy plea, consider this,
That, in the course of justice, none of us
Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much
To mitigate the justice of thy plea;
Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice
Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant there.
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« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2009, 03:20:07 PM »

Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. (Sir winston Churchill)

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"We do not ask for what useful purpose the birds do sing, for song is their pleasure since they were created for singing. Similarly, we ought not to ask why the human mind troubles to fathom the secrets of the heavens. The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment."

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"We do not ask for what useful purpose the birds do sing, for song is their pleasure since they were created for singing. Similarly, we ought not to ask why the human mind troubles to fathom the secrets of the heavens. The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment."

-- Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler, Memory Eternal!

O, when science was the pursuit of God and Lutherans were true Lutherans!

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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

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« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2009, 05:02:48 PM »

Never trust a man who puts his words in the mouth of God and claims it's absolute truth.

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« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2009, 06:28:55 PM »

If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.

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Never trust a man who puts his words in the mouth of God and claims it's absolute truth.

--Voltaire

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Never trust a man who puts his words in the mouth of God and claims it's absolute truth.

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 All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.  - Molière

 

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« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2009, 08:44:56 PM »

Saint Patrick of Ireland...

"I used to stay out in the forests and on the mountain and I would wake up before daylight to pray in the snow, in icy coldness, in rain, and I used to feel neither ill nor any slothfulness, because, as I now see, the Spirit was burning in me at that time.
And it was there of course that one night in my sleep I heard a voice saying to me: 'You do well to fast: soon you will depart for your home country.' And again, a very short time later, there was a voice prophesying: 'Behold, your ship is ready.' And it was not close by, but, as it happened, two hundred miles away, where I had never been nor knew any person. And shortly thereafter I turned about and fled from the man with whom I had been for six years, and I came, by the power of God who directed my route to advantage (and I was afraid o nothing), until I reached that ship. "

"I am, then, first of all, countryfied, an exile, evidently unlearned, one who is not able to see into the future, but I know for certain, that before I was humbled I was like a stone lying in deep mire, and he that is mighty came and in his mercy raised me up and, indeed, lifted me high up and placed me on top of the wall. And from there I ought to shout out in gratitude to the Lord for his great favours in this world and for ever, that the mind of man cannot measure."

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« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2009, 05:15:47 AM »

Saint Patrick of Ireland...

"I used to stay out in the forests and on the mountain and I would wake up before daylight to pray in the snow, in icy coldness, in rain, and I used to feel neither ill nor any slothfulness, because, as I now see, the Spirit was burning in me at that time.
And it was there of course that one night in my sleep I heard a voice saying to me: 'You do well to fast: soon you will depart for your home country.' And again, a very short time later, there was a voice prophesying: 'Behold, your ship is ready.' And it was not close by, but, as it happened, two hundred miles away, where I had never been nor knew any person. And shortly thereafter I turned about and fled from the man with whom I had been for six years, and I came, by the power of God who directed my route to advantage (and I was afraid o nothing), until I reached that ship. "

"I am, then, first of all, countryfied, an exile, evidently unlearned, one who is not able to see into the future, but I know for certain, that before I was humbled I was like a stone lying in deep mire, and he that is mighty came and in his mercy raised me up and, indeed, lifted me high up and placed me on top of the wall. And from there I ought to shout out in gratitude to the Lord for his great favours in this world and for ever, that the mind of man cannot measure."



Awesome quote! I wonder if any good movies about St. Patrick have ever been made? Anyone know?

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     "First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me." 

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« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2009, 10:19:13 PM »



 Anyone know?

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I have Irish blood, but my answer is no, I am afraid. :-s However, The Quiet Man is one of my favourite films..:  Smiley

By the way, has anyone seen the film "St. Patrick: The Irish Legend"? If so, is it any good? I find most movies take drastic liberties with historical facts.

http://www.amazon.com/St-Patrick-Irish-Legend-VHS/product-reviews/6305796327/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1


Top Ten St. Patrick's Day Movies
 
 01) Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
02) The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
03) The Quiet Man (1952)
04) Finian's Rainbow (1968)
05) This is My Father (1998)
06) The MatchMaker (1997)
07) The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)
08) St. Patrick's Day (2001)
09) St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (2000)
10) Three Wishes for Jamie (1987)
11) The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold (1981)
12) Luck of the Irish (2001)
13) A Very Unlucky Leprechaun (1998)
14) The Last Leprechaun (1998)

Movies with a St. Patrick's Day Scene
The Fugitive (1993)
State of Grace (1990)

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"All I Want Is You"

--  U2

You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want
Your story to remain untold


But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you


You say you'll give me
A highway with no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night

You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

You say you want
Your love to work out right
To last with me through the night

You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold

All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...



 
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« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2009, 10:25:27 PM »

St Maximos the Confessor...

"Nothing so much as love brings together those who have been sundered and produces in them an effective union of will and purpose. Love is distinguished by the beauty of recognizing the equal value of all men. Love is born in a man when his soul's powers - that is, his intelligence, incensive power and desire - are concentrated and unified around the divine. Those who by grace have come to recognized the equal value of all men in God's sight and who engrave His beauty on their memory, possess an ineradicable longing for divine love, for such love is always imprinting this beauty on their intellect." (Second Century of Various Texts, 72, in the Philokalia, vol. 2, p 202.)
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« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2009, 10:55:21 PM »

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"We work, pray and hope every day to experience God’s mercy. Every day we experience a continuous miracle."


“I long to give thanks, to give thanks every minute for everything that the Lord has given me. I long to bring Him my insignificant gratitude, serving Him and His suffering children.”


“It seems that from my childhood I had a great desire to help those suffering, especially those whose souls are in pain.”

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On her way to exile Saint Elizabeth wrote a letter to the nuns of her monastery:

"Bless the Lord and may the Holy Christ's Resurrection console and strengthen you. May St. Sergei, prelate Dmitrii and St. Evphrosinia Polotzkaya preserve us all. I keep recalling the past day, all of your faces so dear to me. O, Lord, how much suffering there was on those faces, how my heart ached! You are dearer to me with every passing minute. How shall I leave you, how can I comfort and strengthen you? Remember, my dearest ones, what I had told you. Be always not only my children, but also good learners. Unite and be like one soul - everything for God's sake. Repeat after John Chrysostom, "Thank God for everything!" 
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There is a great deed in the battle
There is a great deed in the struggle
But the greatest deed is
In love and praying
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“Not only do we know the beatitudes, but at this hour, this very minute,
surrounded by a dismal and despairing world, we already savour the
blessedness they promise whenever with God’s help and by God’s will we
deny ourselves, when we muster the strength to lay down our lives for our
neighbors, when we seek nothing for ourselves in love…"

Mother Maria Skobtsova, 1891-1945

A prayer found in the clothing of a dead child at Ravensbrück concentration camp:

Lord,
remember not only the men and woman of good will,
but also those of ill will.
but do not remember all of the suffering they have inflicted upon us:
instead remember the fruits we bought, thanks to this suffering –
our fellowship, our loyalty to one another, our humility,
the courage, the generosity, the greatness of heart
that has grown from this trouble.
When our persecutors come to be judged by you,
let all of these fruits that we have borne
be their forgiveness. Amen.
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« Reply #54 on: September 04, 2009, 04:48:24 PM »

God's Mercy...



"Not only is it wonderful that He forgives us our sins, but also that He neither uncovers them nor does He make them stand forth clearly revealed. Nor does He force us to come forward and publicly proclaim our misdeeds, but He bids us to make our defense to Him alone and to confess our sins to Him. And yet, if any judge of a worldly tribunal were to tell some captured highwayman or grave robber to confess his crime and be excused from paying the penalty, this prisoner would with all alacrity admit the truth and scorn the disgrace in his desire to go free. But this is not the case in baptism. God forgives our sins and does not force us to make a parade of them in the presence of others. He seeks one thing only: that he who benefits by the forgiveness make learn the greatness of the gift."

"Thou dost not so much desire thy sins to be forgiven, as He desires to forgive thee thy sins. In proof that thou dost not so desire it, consider that thou hast no mind either to practice vigils, or to give thy money freely: but He, that He might forgive our sins, spared not His Only-Begotten and True Son, the partner of His throne."

 - St John Chrysostom
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Fall seven times, stand up eight.  ~ Japanese Proverb
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« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2009, 04:47:02 AM »

"I love life. So I look out at the earth and I say, 'I have to live forever.' But the only way I can live forever is to know God and do what God says. And no man can fight that."     -BOB MARLEY (Birhan Selassie)-


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"I don't stand for the black man's side; I don't stand for the white man's side. I stand for God's side!"  -BOB MARLEY (Birhan Selassie)-

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"Even in the 21st century, with faith, courage, and a just cause, David will still defeat Goliath."    -H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I-


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"Liberate the minds of men, and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men."     
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"Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.

Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will gladly go and sell all that he has. It is the pearl of great price to buy which the merchant will sell all his goods. It is the kingly rule of Christ, for whose sake a man will pluck out the eye which causes him to stumble, it is the call of Jesus Christ at which the disciple leaves his nets and follows him.

Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock.

Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life. It is costly because it condemns sin, and grace because it justifies the sinner. Above all, it is costly because it cost God the life of his Son: "ye were bought at a price," and what has cost God much cannot be cheap for us. Above all, it is grace because God did not reckon his Son too dear a price to pay for our life, but delivered him up for us. Costly grace is the Incarnation of God."

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"All that counts in life is intention."

-- Andrea Bocelli

"For me, music making is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion."

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« Reply #62 on: September 18, 2009, 08:21:53 PM »

Corrie Ten Boom on Heartbreak:

How long I lay on my bed sobbing for the one love of my life I do not know. I was afraid of what father would say. Afraid he would say, “There'll be someone else soon,” and that forever afterwards this untruth would lie between us. “Corrie,” he began instead, “do you know what hurts so very much? Love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill the love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or,  we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel. God loves Karel, even more than you do, and if you ask Him, He will give you His love for this man, a love nothing can prevent, nothing destroy. Whenever we cannot love in the old human way, God can give us the perfect way.”

I did not know that he had put into my hands the secret that would open far darker rooms than this; places where there was not, on a human level, anything to love at all. My task just then was to give up my feeling for Karel without giving up the joy and wonder that had grown with it. And so, that very hour, I whispered a prayer, “ I give to You the way I feel about Karel, my thoughts about our future, everything. Give me Your way of seeing Karel instead. Help me to love him that way. That much.”

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« Reply #63 on: September 18, 2009, 08:45:33 PM »

 “I will never leave you...” (Heb. 13:5).
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Take Time
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Take time to play, it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.
Take time to dream, it is hitching your wagon to a star.
Take time to look around, it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.
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« Reply #65 on: September 21, 2009, 11:58:19 PM »

"We have only won the war. The revolution begins now."
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"It takes far more strength and conviction of character to exhibit love... I am starting to realize in a world that is full of hate, jealousy, violence, war and abuse, loving someone else and yourself is one of the most revolutionary things you can do..."

-- My friend and I were disgussing a few things, the other day. He read the quote somewhere ( ...forgot where..). It would appear to be part of an online reflection...  Huh Anyway..I like the quote...

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« Reply #67 on: October 10, 2009, 08:56:26 PM »

"A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"For we ought to think of God even more often than we draw our breath; and if the expression is permissible, we ought to do nothing else.  Yea, I am one of those who entirely approve that Word which bids us meditate day and night, (Ps. 1:2) and tell at eventide and morning and noon day, (Ps. 40:17) and praise the Lord at every time (Ps. 34:1)" - St. Gregory the Theologian, Oration 27, 5

"It is better both to attain the good and to keep the purification.  But if it be impossible to do both it is surely better to be a little stained with your public affairs than to fall altogether short of grace; just as I think it better to undergo a slight punishment from father or master than to be put out of doors; and to be a little beamed upon than to be left in total darkness.  And it is the part of wise men to choose, as in good things the greater and more perfect, so in evils the lesser and lighter. Wherefore do not overmuch dread the purification.  For our success is always judged by comparison with our place in life by our just and merciful Judge; and often one who is in public life and has had small success has had a greater reward than one who in the enjoyment of liberty has not completely succeeded; as I think it more marvellous for a man to advance a little in fetters, than for one to run who is not carrying any weight; or to be only a little spattered in walking through mud, than to be perfectly clean when the road is clean.  To give you a proof of what I have said:--Rahab the harlot was justified by one thing alone, her hospitality, (Jos. 6:25; James 2:25) though she receives no praise for the rest of her conduct; and the Publican was exalted by one thing, his humility, (Luke 18:14)" - St. Gregory the Theologian, 40, 19

"I am the image of God, and am drawn to wickedness." - St. Gregory the Theologian
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« Reply #68 on: October 10, 2009, 09:34:09 PM »

I Have Learned
by Kathy Kane Hansen
Copyright © 1971 Kathy Kane Hansen. All rights reserved. See note below.

I've learned -
that you cannot make someone love you.
All you can do is be someone who can be loved.
The rest is up to them.

I've learned -
that no matter how much I care,
some people just don't care back.

I've learned -
that it takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.

I've learned -
that it's not what you have in your life
but who you have in your life that counts.

I've learned -
that you can get by on charm
for about fifteen minutes.
After that, you'd better know something.

I've learned -
that you shouldn't compare
yourself to the best others can do.
but to the best you can do.

I've learned -
that it's not what happens to people
that's important. It's what they do about it.

I've learned -
that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I've learned -
that no matter how thin you slice it,
there are always two sides.

I've learned -
that it's taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.

I've learned -
that it's a lot easier
to react than it is to think.

I've learned -
that you should always leave
loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I've learned -
that you can keep going
long after you think you can't.

I've learned -
that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I've learned -
that either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I've learned -
that regardless of how hot and steamy
a relationship is at first,
the passion fades and there had better be
something else to take its place.

I've learned -
that heroes are the people
who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I've learned -
that learning to forgive takes practice.

I've learned -
that there are people who love you dearly,
but just don't know how to show it.

I've learned -
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I've learned -
that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I've learned -
that sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I've learned -
that sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me
the right to be cruel.

I've learned -
that true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I've learned -
that just because someone doesn't love you
the way you want them to doesn't mean
they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned -
that maturity has more to do with
what types of experiences you've had
and what you've learned from them
and less to do with how many
birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned -
that you should never tell a child
their dreams are unlikely or outlandish.
Few things are more humiliating, and
what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

I've learned -
that your family won't always
be there for you. It may seem funny,
but people you aren't related to
can take care of you and love you
and teach you to trust people again.
Families aren't biological.

I've learned -
that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you
every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.

I've learned -
that it isn't always enough
to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn
to forgive yourself.

I've learned -
that no matter how bad
your heart is broken
the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I've learned -
that our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned -
that sometimes when my friends fight,
I'm forced to choose sides
even when I don't want to.

I've learned -
that just because two people argue,
it doesn't mean they don't love each other
And just because they don't argue,
it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned -
that sometimes you have to put
the individual ahead of their actions.

I've learned -
that we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I've learned -
that you shouldn't be so
eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.

I've learned -
that two people can look
at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.

I've learned -
that no matter how you try to protect
your children, they will eventually get hurt
and you will hurt in the process.

I've learned -
that there are many ways of falling
and staying in love.

I've learned -
that no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves
get farther in life.

I've learned -
that no matter how many friends you have,
if you are their pillar you will feel lonely
and lost at the times you need them most.

I've learned -
that your life can be changed
in a matter of hours
by people who don't even know you.

I've learned -
that even when you think
you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I've learned -
that writing, as well as talking,
can ease emotional pains.

I've learned -
that the paradigm we live in
is not all that is offered to us.

I've learned -
that credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I've learned -
that the people you care most about in life
are taken from you too soon.

I've learned -
that although the word “love”
can have many different meanings,
it loses value when overly used.

I've learned -
that it's hard to determine
where to draw the line
between being nice and
not hurting people's feelings
and standing up for what you believe.

----
Important Note about this Prose
This prose has spread all over the Internet in various forms. The author, Kathy Kane Hansen is the original author of this prose and the correct version of her original prose is the one above. She wrote it about 30 years ago, around 1971, and she has seen many versions of this all over the Internet. The above version is the accurate and original version of her profound prose. A longer version of this prose as “Lessons Learned” by Ronald K. Pendleton, Ph.D., Professor of Education California State University, San Bernardino and ThinkQuest Library credits Dr. Pendleton as being the original author of Lessons Learned. However, I've now confirmed the correct, accurate version as shown above and that the original author is Kathy Kane Hansen
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« Reply #69 on: October 16, 2009, 03:08:20 AM »

"You have freedom of choice, but you don't have freedom of consequence."

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« Reply #70 on: October 16, 2009, 11:08:21 AM »

I have this one on my Facebook, and I really like it:

"A child may ask, "What is the world's story about?" And a grown man or woman may wonder, "What way will the world go? How does it end and, while we're at it, what's the story about?"

I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one, that has frightened and inspired us, so that we live in a Pearl White serial of continuing thought and wonder. Humans are caught - in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too - in a net of good and evil. I think this is the only story we have and that it occurs on all levels of feeling and intelligence. Virtue and vice were warp and woof of our first consciousness, and they will be the fabric of our last, and this despite any changes we may impose on field and river and mountain, on economy and manners. There is no other story. A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well - or ill?"

(John Steinbeck, "East of Eden," Part Four, chapter 34)
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« Reply #71 on: October 28, 2009, 10:19:45 PM »

"Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people." - Carl Sagan
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« Reply #72 on: October 28, 2009, 10:34:02 PM »

"Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people." - Carl Sagan

I love Carl Sagan's speech about the Pale Blue Dot.
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« Reply #73 on: October 28, 2009, 10:44:50 PM »

"Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people." - Carl Sagan

Interesting quote. But I have some questions:
(consider it my quotation Wink)

"1. Who or what determines 'significance' in the midst of perpetual cosmic chaos?

2. Who 'tucked away' this galaxy, and by whom is this 'corner of a universe forgotten?'

3. If our existence is as insignificant as Mr. Sagan so eloquently asserts, then why did he feel so compelled to make us understand that our existence is not worth bothering to understand?"

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« Reply #74 on: October 28, 2009, 10:49:36 PM »

"Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people." - Carl Sagan

I love Carl Sagan's speech about the Pale Blue Dot.

I haven't read the speech yet, but perhaps Mr. Sagan should have stayed away from the pale blue dots. I took some of those in high school, and if I had kept on taking them I imagine I would've wound up swimming in cosmic chaos like Carl. Wink

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« Reply #75 on: October 28, 2009, 10:50:27 PM »

ozgeorge,

Argh, I can't get the video to load past 55 seconds, no matter how much I reload, let it run, pause at the beginning, etc. Well, I've bookmarked it and will come back and hopefully it'll load for me later.


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I'll start a new thread, so as not to take this one off course. Just give me a little bit to get it set up. Smiley
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« Reply #76 on: October 28, 2009, 10:53:07 PM »

I have this one on my Facebook, and I really like it:

"A child may ask, "What is the world's story about?" And a grown man or woman may wonder, "What way will the world go? How does it end and, while we're at it, what's the story about?"

I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one, that has frightened and inspired us, so that we live in a Pearl White serial of continuing thought and wonder. Humans are caught - in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too - in a net of good and evil. I think this is the only story we have and that it occurs on all levels of feeling and intelligence. Virtue and vice were warp and woof of our first consciousness, and they will be the fabric of our last, and this despite any changes we may impose on field and river and mountain, on economy and manners. There is no other story. A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well - or ill?"

(John Steinbeck, "East of Eden," Part Four, chapter 34)

Haven't read the book, but I loved the movie with James Dean. Smiley

I did read The Grapes of Wrath, which was excellent. Also another good movie, with Henry Fonda.

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« Reply #77 on: October 28, 2009, 10:54:52 PM »

ozgeorge,

Argh, I can't get the video to load past 55 seconds, no matter how much I reload, let it run, pause at the beginning, etc. Well, I've bookmarked it and will come back and hopefully it'll load for me later.

Here is a text version of his speech and the context:
http://www.bigskyastroclub.org/pale_blue_dot.html

But I recommend listening to him speak it as well when you get a chance.
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« Reply #78 on: October 28, 2009, 11:04:23 PM »

Thank you for the link. Smiley

Also, here's another contribution to the thread:

"If a man would pursue philosophy, his first task is to throw away conceit. For it is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he has a conceit that he already knows." - Epictetus
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« Reply #79 on: October 29, 2009, 01:40:16 AM »

"Well why don't you fix it, dear fellow, dear fellow? Well why don't you fix it before I go mad!" - Jack

"Oh, no, no, Major... you can't dismiss me that easily. I did what had to be done. My men understood that, and that's why they loved me. I would order them to go out and kill Bajoran scum, and they'd do it, they'd murder them! They'd come back covered in blood but they felt clean! Now why did they feel that way, Major? Because they were clean!" - Marritza

"My father used to say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I laid the first stone right there. I'd committed myself. I'd pay any price; go to any lengths because my cause was righteous. My...intentions were good. In the beginning, that seemed good enough." - Benjamin Sisko

"So... I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But the most damning thing of all... I think I can live with it. And if I had to do it all over again, I would. Garak was right about one thing, a guilty conscience is a small price to pay for the safety of the Alpha Quadrant. So I will learn to live with it. Because I can live with it. I can live with it... Computer, erase that entire personal log." - Benjamin Sisko
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« Reply #80 on: November 14, 2009, 10:40:49 AM »

"The reader who has got as far as the preface and is put off by that, has paid money for the book, and wants to know how he is to be compensated. My last refuge now is to remind him that he knows of various ways of using a book without precisely reading it. It can, like many another, fill a gap in his library, where, neatly bound, it is sure to look well. Or he can lay it on the dressing-table or tea-table of his learned lady friend. Or finally he can review it; this is assuredly the best course of all, and the one I specially advise." - Arthur Schopenhauer

I especially love the "review it" advice Cheesy
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« Reply #81 on: November 14, 2009, 05:45:14 PM »

"Some thinkers, like the ant, collect; some, like the spider, spin; some, like the bee, collect, transform by adding of their substance, and create." - Walter Kaufmann

"A great deal of philosophy, including truly subtle and ingenious works, was not intended as an edifice for me to live in, safe from sun and wind, but as a challenge: don't sleep on! there are so many vantage points; they change in flight: what matters is to leave off crawling in the dust. A philosopher's insight may be a photograph taken in flight. Those who have never flown think they are wise when noting that two such pictures are not alike: they contradict each other; flying is no good; hail unto all that crawls! The history of philosophy is a photo album with snapshots of the life of the spirit. Adherents of a philosophy mistake a few snapshots for the whole of life." - Walter Kaufmann
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« Reply #82 on: November 15, 2009, 08:30:01 AM »

"Spiraling up through the crack in the sky
Leaving material world behind
I see your face in constellations
The martyr is ending his life for mine"
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