Tag Archives: religion

Quotation: Edward S. Creasy (1812 – 1878)

“A faith that itself worked true miracles, even while it believed in unreal ones.”

(Quoted in “Inebriated By the Infinite” at Via Lucis Photography blog.)

Short Verse Friday: Desire

Heaven and hell and commerce conspire
to lay the path to our heart’s desire.

Quotation: Karen Armstrong (1944 – )

“Compassion is not a popular virtue.”

Oh the irony

Though big thoughts are good,
Small thoughts are quicker.
They’re not so much work
And fit on a sticker.

Quotation: Alcuin of York

Alcuin of York (c. 740 – 804) said:

“And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.”
— Letter to Charlemagne, 800 C.E.

Quotation: Borges

Jorge Luis Borges (1899 – 1986) said:

“To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.”