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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #225 on: August 15, 2015, 08:24:17 PM »
21st century alternative to a Rorschach test?

I see Michael Jordan in various positions as he goes through the process of dunking a basketball.

Slam dunk!
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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« Reply #226 on: August 21, 2015, 07:22:55 PM »
"'It’s very voyeuristic. It’s almost kinda weird,' the newscaster said in what qualifies in the Upper Midwest as brutally forceful language."

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« Reply #227 on: December 16, 2015, 07:35:33 PM »
"Let us all humble ourselves; let us all fall down in the dust before the boundless humility and exhaustion of the Sovereign of all, of God, Who has come to heal our infirmities, to save us from pride, vanity, corruption, and every sinful impurity"
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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #228 on: December 22, 2015, 12:50:04 PM »
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

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« Reply #229 on: December 22, 2015, 01:23:24 PM »
Fortune favors the brave.
The face of all of the world is changed, I think,
Since I first heard the footsteps of thy soul
Move still, oh, still beside me -

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« Reply #230 on: December 22, 2015, 01:51:55 PM »
“Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.”
― Blaise Pascal

"The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.”
― Blaise Pascal

"If we submit everything to reason our religion will be left with nothing mysterious or supernatural. If we offend the principles of reason our religion will be absurd and ridiculous . . . There are two equally dangerous extremes: to exclude reason, to admit nothing but reason.”
― Blaise Pascal, Pensées

“To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.”
― Blaise Pascal

 "It is not certain that everything is uncertain.”
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« Reply #231 on: December 28, 2015, 08:59:05 AM »
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

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« Reply #232 on: January 21, 2016, 03:49:09 PM »
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #233 on: January 21, 2016, 03:56:02 PM »
Just a few of my favs for now.

"Great wit, bad character." - Pensées, Blaise Pascal

"I have long since learned, as a measure of elementary hygiene, to be on guard when anyone quotes Pascal." - "Unity and Diversity of Europe," José Ortega y Gasset

"Moreover, it follows that moral inequality, authorized by positive right alone, is contrary to natural right whenever it is not combined in the same proportion with physical inequality: a distinction that is sufficient to determine what one should think in this regard about the sort of inequality that reigns among all civilized people, for it is obviously contrary to the law of nature, however it may be defined, for a child to command an old man, for an imbecile to lead a wise man, and for a handful of people to gorge themselves on superfluities while the starving multitude lacks necessities." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

"If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon. But Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I dare say, envied Hercules, who never existed. You cannot therefore get away from envy by means of success alone, for there will always be in history or legend some person even more successful than you are." - Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness 1930
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"What I have shown you is reality. What you remember, that is the illusion." - Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII

“Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.” - Lord Pococurante in Candide by Voltaire

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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #234 on: January 21, 2016, 03:59:17 PM »
“Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.”
― Blaise Pascal

"The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.”
― Blaise Pascal

"If we submit everything to reason our religion will be left with nothing mysterious or supernatural. If we offend the principles of reason our religion will be absurd and ridiculous . . . There are two equally dangerous extremes: to exclude reason, to admit nothing but reason.”
― Blaise Pascal, Pensées

“To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.”
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 "It is not certain that everything is uncertain.”
― Blaise Pascal, Pascal's Pensees
Great quotes, thanks.

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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #236 on: January 29, 2016, 10:39:38 PM »
Il ne faut imaginer Dieu ni trop bon, ni méchant. La justice est entre l'excès de la clémence et la crauté, ainsi que les peines finies sont entre l'impunité et les peines éternelles.

It is not necessary to imagine God as either too good or too vicious. Justice is between the excess of clemency and cruelty, so that finite punishments are between impunity and eternal punishments. - Denise Diderot, Pensées philosophiques 1746.
"What I have shown you is reality. What you remember, that is the illusion." - Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII

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« Reply #237 on: January 31, 2016, 09:25:16 AM »
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

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« Reply #238 on: February 06, 2016, 09:20:56 AM »
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #239 on: February 09, 2016, 11:40:04 PM »
" Living with your folks...
 Living with your folks...! .....The beginning of the end...
Drab, dead yesterdays shutting out beautiful tomorrows...
Hideous, stumbling footsteps creaking along the misty corridors of time...
And in those corridors I see figures...
Straaange figures...
Weeeird figures!
Steel, 186....
Anaconda, 74....
American Can, 138........"

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« Reply #240 on: February 19, 2016, 10:16:46 AM »
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

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« Reply #241 on: February 21, 2016, 04:11:06 PM »
Bill: You're not in Wisconsin, Dave. The big story isn't about a cow wandering into the town square.
Dave: Bill, I worked in Milwaukee, you know. It's a city with a population of a million people.
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« Reply #242 on: March 07, 2016, 04:08:20 PM »
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« Reply #243 on: March 07, 2016, 04:38:45 PM »
I don't know how I would treat God in drag. I think there would be a lot of confusion on my part.
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« Reply #244 on: March 07, 2016, 05:48:24 PM »
I don't know how I would treat God in drag. I think there would be a lot of confusion on my part.

I guess that would depend on whether one chooses to notice the God part or the drag part most.
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« Reply #246 on: March 07, 2016, 06:48:43 PM »
I don't know how I would treat God in drag. I think there would be a lot of confusion on my part.

I guess that would depend on whether one chooses to notice the God part or the drag part most.
What would God in drag look like? I can't really picture it.
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« Reply #247 on: March 07, 2016, 08:15:38 PM »
"Congress doesn't regulate Wall Street, Wall Street regulates Congress" -Bernie Sanders
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« Reply #249 on: March 08, 2016, 09:51:08 PM »
A Letter from St Gregory the Theologian to one of his spiritual daughters

http://orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/saint-gregory-advice-to-a-new-bride.aspx

Peaceful and beautiful letter :) Some of the lovely parts:

“In your marriage, fondness, affection and love must be strong and persistent for him whom God has selected to be your life partner.
Be aware that you are a woman and you have an important and great purpose and destiny; however, your purpose and destiny is different than that of your husband who must be the head of your household. Set aside the silliness of equality among the sexes, that some of your contemporaries preach, and attempt to comprehend the obligations of marriage. In the realization of these obligations you will discover the great patience and endurance that is necessary to fulfill your family duties; it is in this manner that you will also discover the great strength that you as a woman possess.

Be aware that demons are always around attempting to penetrate your household, and break up the couple’s harmonious spiritual cohabitation.

Your presence within your home is irreplaceable; you must accordingly love your home with all the cares and concern of a dedicated housekeeper. You must view it and consider it as your kingdom and you should be judicious about how often you exit its entrance. Let your husband take care of many of the outside cares and obligations while you concentrate towards those within the home.

Your ears should be decorated not with pearls but instead with the sounds of proper language and with locks for all the improprieties that may enter your nous through them. Thus, whether they are open or closed your sense of hearing will remain pure.”

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« Reply #250 on: March 08, 2016, 10:06:42 PM »



Quote
JFK's inaugural address:

We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.

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« Reply #251 on: March 18, 2016, 01:52:19 PM »
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

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« Reply #252 on: March 18, 2016, 06:52:28 PM »
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
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« Reply #253 on: March 19, 2016, 10:31:45 AM »
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

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« Reply #254 on: March 23, 2016, 11:52:15 AM »
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

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« Reply #255 on: April 12, 2016, 05:12:30 AM »
We all know the thing about broken clocks and twice a day.

'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

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« Reply #256 on: April 12, 2016, 02:14:41 PM »
Christianity... is a great Mystery Religion; it is the Mystery Religion. Its priests are called to an awful and tremendous hierurgy; its pontiffs are to be the pathfinders, the bridge-makers between the world of sense and the world of spirit. And, in fact, they pass their time in preaching, not the eternal mysteries, but a twopenny morality, in changing the Wine of Angels and the Bread of Heaven into gingerbeer and mixed biscuits: a sorry transubstantiation, a sad alchemy, as it seems to me. - Arthur Machen

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« Reply #257 on: April 12, 2016, 02:41:12 PM »
I don't know how I would treat God in drag. I think there would be a lot of confusion on my part.

I guess that would depend on whether one chooses to notice the God part or the drag part most.

Consider the source, a tidal wave of confusion, silliness and nonsense.
Now, go, simply consider God in every person you meet, PERIOD
God is the life of all free beings

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« Reply #258 on: April 12, 2016, 02:54:01 PM »
Arthur Machen

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« Reply #259 on: April 23, 2016, 11:16:26 AM »
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

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« Reply #260 on: May 04, 2016, 08:19:12 AM »
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« Reply #261 on: May 04, 2016, 11:19:04 AM »


Great quote from a great man.

Selam
"Bad art may be forgiven; but to remain unmoved by beauty will not. Doubts may be forgiven; but a lack of wonder will not. Tilting at windmills may be forgiven; but allowing our neighbors to be grinded in the gears will not. Denying the existence of the Creator may be forgiven; but ignoring the glories of creation will not."
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« Reply #262 on: May 04, 2016, 12:44:23 PM »
The freedom and the liberty are the most bad thing on the world - St. Serafim Sobolev.

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« Reply #263 on: May 04, 2016, 01:36:19 PM »
The athlete is tested by the stadium, the captain by the storm and the tempest, the general by the battle, the magnanimous by misfortune, and the Christian by temptation.

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« Reply #264 on: May 04, 2016, 11:46:47 PM »

Quote from: Confessions, by St. Augustine
And when you are poured forth on us, [o God,] you are not cast down, but we are uplifted; nor are you dissipated, but we are drawn together. But, as you fill all things, fill them with your whole self, or, as even all things cannot altogether contain you, do they contain a part, and do all at once contain the same part? Or has each its own proper part — the greater more, the smaller less? Is, then, one part of you greater, another less? Or is it that you are wholly everywhere while nothing altogether contains you?

One of my favourites praises from this particular work. I've been looking back into it for support lately.
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