Today, dear brothers and sisters, I wish to make add my voice to the cry which rises up with increasing anguish from every part of the world, from every people, from the heart of each person, from the one great family which is humanity: it is the cry for peace! It is a cry which declares with force: we want a peaceful world, we want to be men and women of peace, and we want in our society, torn apart by divisions and conflict, that peace break out! War never again! Never again war!
— Pope Francis. See here about his call for September 7.
God loves us. I know he does. He’s just got a funny way of showing it sometimes.
— Christopher Walken in Seven Psychopaths
For Your Word, the Eternal Truth, pre-eminent above the higher parts of Your creation, raises up those who are subject to it; but in this lower world, our humble habitation of clay, He came intending to . . . bring us over unto Himself, allaying our swelling, and fostering our love; such that we might go no further in self-confidence, but rather should become weak, seeing before our feet the Divinity, itself weak by taking on our coat of skin, and wearied, we might cast ourselves down upon it, and the Word rising, might then lift us up.
— St. Augustine of Hippo
Confessions, Augustine, 398 A.D.
See Book 7, Chapter 18 at New Advent.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.
— Jesus Christ, Matthew 14:11.
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility–there are so few of us left.
— Oscar Levant
Continue reading “Defined Terms: Humility”
Modern formulations are necessary even in defense of very ancient truths.
— William F. Buckley
I did try to found a little heresy of my own; and when I had put the last touches to it, I discovered that it was orthodoxy.
— G.K. Chesterton
Wisdom is the view from the hilltop.
— St. Thomas Aquinas