Quotes, quotes, quotes!

‘Justice renders to each one what is his, and claims not another’s property; it disregards its own profit in order to preserve the common equity.’
St. Ambrose of Milan, (339–397), Doctor of the Church

‘If love ruled on Earth, there would be no need for laws.’
Aristotle

‘Love is delight in what is good; the proper object of love is the good. To love is to wish good to someone.’
St. Thomas Aquinas

‘Remember that every government service, every offer of government-financed security, is paid for in the loss of personal freedom. Whenever a voice is raised telling you to let the government do it, analyze very carefully to see whether the suggested service is worth the personal freedom which you must forgo in return for such service.’
Ronald Reagan

‘The weak are always anxious for justice and equality. The strong pay no heed to either.’
Aristotle

‘Forsake all and you shall find all. Renounce desire and you will find peace.’
Thomas À Kempis

‘Mine are the heavens and mine is the earth. Mine are the nations, the just are mine, and mine the sinners. The angels are mine, and the Mother of God, and all things are mine; and God himself is mine and for me, because Christ is mine and all for me. What do you ask, then, and seek, my soul? Yours is all of this, and all is for you. Do not engage yourself in anything less or pay heed to the crumbs that fall from your Father’s table. Go forth and exult in your Glory! Hide yourself in it and rejoice, and you will obtain the supplications of your heart.’
St. John of the Cross

‘It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist.’
Blaise Pascal

Peace is not the absence of violence, but the process of justice.
Aram I, (b. 1947) Catolicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church, 2001

‘I repeat: to know how to say the Our Father, and to know how to put it into practice, this is the perfection of the Christian life.’
Pope John XXIII

‘What does it take to become a saint? Will it.’
St Thomas Aquinas

[these have been added to the quotes pages]

God bless you!

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2 comments

  1. Reagan is quite wrong of course! My parents did not have to pay for my life-saving drugs when I was a young child: I was given the freedom to survive another 60 years and counting; they were given the freedom to raise me and the rest of the family. And such stories could be repeated many times. Then, how many of us in the UK come from families that could afford to pay for schooling? Does not education set people free in countless ways? Some things are best done by government without question.

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    1. I don’t think he is wrong, but I agree wholeheartedly that many things are better in public rather than private hands. State run health care does impede our freedom, in that we have to pay for it, and so are less able to purchase private care. Is it worth it? Absolutely! But that’s the question we need to ask. And of course, public schooling means a large degree of state indoctrination. It is, of course, better than a purely private system, but there is a trade off.
      It seems to me, that it’s best if communities look after themselves, as much as possible (which isn’t much when there’s as much inequality as in this country).

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