Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Quotes for the Week (11-15AUG2008)

"For me the greatest beauty always lay in the greatest clarity."
----Gotthold Lessing

"By hating vices too much, they come to love men too little."
----Edmund Burke

"Of course God will pardon me. It's his trade"
----Heinrich Heine (Last words)

"Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce?"
----Ralph Waldo Emerson (Excerpt from his Works and Days)


DeadMule said...

You've got some good ones this week, Mike.

The first one makes me think of Keats' "'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all/ Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'"

Emerson's is witty. And the one by Burke makes you think. Can you really love the sinner, if you hate his sin?

Mookie said...

Thanks for checking in. And the answer to your (probably rhetorical) question is, I don't know.
Where is the line at exactly that you love your friend while deploring their sinful ways? And at what point is it an imposition that they may do the same to you?
Thanks for racking my feeble mind into its own handicappedness!!!

DeadMule said...

Maybe the answer is maybe. How's that for uplifting the gray?