Sinners make the best saints.
Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.
George Bernard Shaw
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
The Holy Spirit of discipline flees deceit and withdraws from senseless counsels.
Piety is one of the popular virtues, whereas soap and Socialism are two hobbies of the upper middle class.
Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Let us be thankful to Adam our benefactor. He cut us out of the ‘blessing’ of idleness and won for us the ‘curse’ of labor.
Correlation does not imply causation.
Any good scientist
The law of gravity can take care of itself, the law that you go on green and stop on red needs all the help it can get.
Malice is ever complex and paranoid. Conscious of its own designs, it suspects only malice in others.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
I find absolutely no grounds for optimism, and I have every reason for hope.
Fr. Paul Mankowski (quoting Wilfrid Sheed)
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.
Corrie Ten Boom
Fairy tales do not give a child his first idea of bogy. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of the bogy. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.