Quotidian Quotes

   Daily quotes with random relevance

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

It is, alas, only too easy for the superficial reader to float along on the unruffled surface of these statements of Thomas Aquinas, which seem transparent to the very bottom, and take no account of the depths over which their serene clarity lies. ~~~ Josef Pieper, The Four Cardinal Virtues

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the mistake is to do it solemnly.

    ~~ Montaigne

Monday, November 04, 2002

The central intuition which governs the whole philosophical and theological undertaking of St. Thomas is that it is impossible to do justice to God without doing justice to nature, and that doing justice to nature is, at the same time, the surest way of doing justice to God.   ~~~ Etienne Gilson