Archive for March 2013


March 31, 2013

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.–Ludwig Wittgenstein


March 29, 2013

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation.–William Tecumseh Sherman


March 28, 2013

Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around Him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honour. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground, and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I, a feather on the breath of God.–Hildegard of Bingen


March 27, 2013

Cynic n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are not as they ought to be–Bierce


March 26, 2013

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.–John Steinbeck


March 25, 2013

Avarice, greed, concupiscence and so forth are all based on the mathematical truism that the more you get, the more you have. The remark of Jesus that it is more blessed to give than to receive is based on the human truth that the more you give away in love, the more you are. It is not just for the sake of other people that Jesus tells us to give rather than get, but for our own sakes too.–Frederick Buechner


March 24, 2013

I was playing chess with my friend and he said, ‘Let’s make this interesting’. So we stopped playing chess.–Matt Kirshen