Jul 30, 2006

Another good motto for bloggers and commenters

Do you have any quotes that would serve as inspiration for bloggers and commenters? Please feel free to post them in your comments here.

Here is one: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Now, I value this quote strictly for what it says; I take it at face value.

So when I tell you that the quote is attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please understand that by using it here, I am not endorsing its author's being in league with Planned Parenthood, nor am I endorsing any other associations or problems he had. And it is nice to know that his niece, Dr. Alveda King, is pro-life and that she even works for Priests for Life now.

I am just saying that this quote is a good one for bloggers and commenters.


Blogger Jared said...

I've always loved GK Chesterton's work. That man came up with some of the most quotable material around. Here's one of my favorites of his longer quotes:

"The Church contains what the world does not contain. Life itself does not provide as she does for all sides of life. That every other single system is narrow and insufficient compared to this one; that is not a rhetorical boast; it is a real fact and a real dilemma. Where is the Holy Child amid the Stoics and the ancestor-worshippers? Where is Our Lady of the Moslems, a woman made for no man and set above all angels? Where is St. Michael of the monks of Buddha, rider and master of the trumpets, guarding for every soldier the honor of the sword? What could St. Thomas Aquinas do with the mythology of Brahmanism, he who set forth all the science and rationality and even rationalism of Christianity? Yet even if we compare Aquinas with Aristotle, at the other extreme of reason, we shall find the same sense of something added. Aquinas could understand the most logical parts of Aristotle; it is doubtful if Aristotle could have understood the most mystical parts of Aquinas. Even where we can hardly call the Christian greater, we are forced to call him larger. But it is so to whatever philosophy or heresy or modern movement we may turn. How would Francis the Troubadour have fared among the Calvinists, or for that matter among the Utilitarians of the Manchester School? Yet men like Bossuet and Pascal could be as stern and logical as any Calvinist or Utilitarian. How would St. Joan of Arc, a woman waving on men to war with the sword, have fared among the Quakers or the Doukhabors or the Tolstoyan sect of pacifists? Yet any number of Catholic saints have spent their lives in preaching peace and preventing wars. It is the same with all the modern attempts at Syncretism. They are never able to make something larger than the Creed without leaving something out. I do not mean leaving out something divine but something human; the flag or the inn or the boy's tale of battle or the hedge at the end of the field." --GK Chesterton The Everlasting Man

3:13 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Hi, Jared,

Thank you for this tremendous quote. It is a real keeper.

Good ol' GK could really say a mouthful, all right.

5:10 PM  

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