The Saint is a medicine because he is an antidote. Indeed that is why the saint is often a martyr; he is mistaken for a poison because he is an antidote. He will generally be found restoring the world to sanity by exaggerating whatever the world neglects, which is by no means always the same […]
Old socialists (and communists) hated capitalists and worshipped manual labour … at least theoretically. Socialists of today do not mention the value of labour, only the hatred remains. Starí socialisti (a komunisti) nenávideli kapitalistov a uctievali manuálnu prácu … minimálne teoreticky. Socialisti dnešných dní hodnotu práce nespomínajú, zostala len tá nenávisť.
Without justice – what else is the state but a great band of robbers? — St. Augustine of Hippo
Whenever any important business has to be done in the monastery, let the Abbot call together the whole community and state the matter to be acted upon. Then, having heard the brethren’s advice, let him turn the matter over in his own mind and do what he shall judge to be most expedient. The reason […]
At any rate, let us tell the story now with all the advantages of the atmosphere that has clung to it. You may suppose me, for the sake of argument, sitting at lunch in one of those quick-lunch restaurants in the City where men take their food so fast that it has none of the […]
Brave men are vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle. But these modern cowards are all crustaceans; their hardness is all on the cover and their softness is inside. — G. K. Chesterton