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Of all hands in the world, it was not the hand that I wanted or dreamed of touching, ... We, the soldiers who have returned from battle stained with blood, we who have seen our relatives and friends killed before our eyes, we who have attended their funerals and cannot look into the eyes of their parents, we who have come from a land where parents bury their children, we who have fought against you, the Palestinians - we say to you today in a loud and clear voice: Enough of blood and tears. Enough. ...The time for peace has come.

Some children act as if they thought their parents had nothing to do, but to see them established in the world and then quit it.

If we can simply distinguish between the different successive stages of evolution, it is possible to see primeval events within the earthly events of the present.

Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.

In America nothing dies easier than tradition.

You can't enjoy light verse with a heavy heart.

CLOSED ON SUNDAY I was not so committed to financial success that I was willing to abandon my principles and priorities. One of the most visible examples of this is our decision to close on Sunday. Our decision to close on Sunday was our way of honoring God and of directing our attention to things that mattered more than our business.

I believe no amount of business school training or work experience can teach what is ultimately a matter of personal character. Businesses are not dishonest or greedy, people are. Thus, a business, successful or not, is merely a reflection of the character of its leadership.

I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so

Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

I have stepped from that region of me that did not love all the time.

I used unexpectedly to experience a consciousness of the presence of God, or such a kind that I could not possibly doubt that He was within me or that I was wholly engulfed in Him. This was in no sense a vision: I believe it is called mystical theology. The soul is suspended in such a way that it seems to be completely outside itself. The will loves; the memory, I think, is almost lost; while the understanding, I believe, thought it is not lost, does not reason—I mean that it does not work, but is amazed at the extent of all it can understand; for God wills it to realize that it understands nothing of what His Majesty represents to it.

If this is the way you treat your friends, it's no wonder you have so few! [said to God]

Obviously, a rigid, blinkered, absolutist world view is the easiest to keep hold of, whereas the fluid, uncertain, metamorphic picture I've always carried about is rather more vulnerable.

To put one’s trust in God is only a longer way of saying that one will chance it.

The corner-stone of national defense is justice in fundamental relations of life -- economic justice.

In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath.

The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.

Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.

Sorrow makes an ugly face odious.