Friday, January 15, 2010

1 quip & some quotes

Here are some insightful quotes (and a quippy one) that I discovered over the last month:

“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy”

Berdyaev stated that the "greatest sin of our age is in trying to make the concrete abstract."

"For man's sense is falsely asserted to be the standard of things: on the contrary all the perceptions, both of the senses and the mind, bear reference to man and not to the universe." --Francis Bacon

"Men think themselves free because they are conscious of their volitions and desires, but are ignorant of the causes by which they are led to wish and desire."

"Hatred has its pleasures. It is, therefore, often the compensation by which a frightened man reimburses himself for the miseries of fear. The more he fears, the more he will hate. And hatred is also a great anodyne for shame." --C.S. Lewis

"Love. . .makes everything complicated. While hate simplifies everything. Hatred puts accents on things and beings, and on what separates them. Love erases accents." --Elie Wiesel

". . . for the Present is the point at which time touches eternity. Of the present moment, and of it only, humans have an experience analogous the the experience which our Enemy [God] of reality as a whole; in it alone freedom and actuality are offered them." --C.S. Lewis (in The Screwtape Letters, thus the equation of God with "our Enemy")

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