Did You create chance, by any chance?
Mostly Catholic Thoughts
By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Feelings are stronger than facts when it is a question of bringing a civilization to its close; for the particular feelings that demand renewal at any cost have behind them the tremendous force of unreasoning hate against what must seem to a passionate man an endless series of cages. "I feel something within me," said the Chieftain from the North, "that compels me to burn Rome."
-- Jacques Barzun, in Garrity and Gay, eds., The Columbia History of the World, 1972, 1155
Written over the doors of our churches is "Ichabod" - the spirit has departed.
-- Donald R. Vroon, American Record Guide, Jul/Aug 2004
We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit.