You are on the leading edge of thought, taking thought beyond that which it has been before.
You will know your path by the fun of it.
Hence arises a perception which represents them to us as distant and limited; and which consequently implies the idea of some extension.
There were two reasons why persons of any abilities, that attempted this kind of music, could not help meeting with success. The first is, that without doubt they pitched upon such pieces, as in the course of reciting, they had been accustomed to render particularly expressive; or at least they imagined some such. The second is the surprise, which this music must needs have produced by its novelty. The greater the surprise she greater the impression of the music.
These two arts associated themselves with that of gesture, their elder sister, and known by the name of Dance. From whence there is reason to conjecture, that some kind of dance, and some kind of music and poetry, might have been observed at all times, and in all nations.
But then it begins to develop a culture and language and hierarchy all its own. It becomes first a special interest, and then a specialization. That is what seems to be happening in the circles you are frequenting. I seriously doubt that it is a healthy (holy) line to be pursuing.
Forgiveness is the last word. I take no interest in eliminating the tension between justice and forgiveness by taking justice off the table.
The Latin words humus, soil/earth, and homo, human being, have a common derivation, from which we also get our word 'humble.' This is the Genesis origin of who we are: dust - dust that the Lord God used to make us a human being. If we cultivate a lively sense of our origin and nurture a sense of continuity with it, who knows, we may also acquire humility.
The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.
What is in question is a kind of book reviewing which seems to be more and more popular: the loose putting down of opinions as though they were facts, and the treating of facts as though they were opinions.
It's a totally ridiculous, completely unsexy word. If you use it during sex, trying to be politically correct-- Darling, could you stroke my vagina?-- you kill the act right there. I'm worried about vaginas, what we call them and don't call them.
Formal prayer is a practical device, not a spiritual necessity. It makes direct suggestions to our souls: it reminds us of realities which we always tend to forget.
One of the marks of an educated man today is to know what not to read--what not to see or what not to listen to.
We had better take our small pain now than our greater loss later. There were souls who wished afterwards that they had stood and fought with Washington and the founding fathers, but they waited too longÂ—they passed up eternal glory. There has never been a greater time than now to stand up against entrenched evil. And while the gentiles established the Constitution, we have a divine mandate to preserve it. But unfortunately today in this freedom struggle, many gentiles are showing greater wisdom in their generation than the children of light.
People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.
In order to join vigorously in the moral work of the world I must believe that somehow the best I can accomplish will endure, will leave its trace on things, will aid the final consummation.
One who speaks fair words feeds you with an empty spoon.
The tree is not felled at one blow.
Wise men change their minds, fools never.