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It is well said, then, that it is by doing just acts that the just man is produced, and by doing temperate acts the temperate man; without doing these no one would have even a prospect of becoming good. But most people do not do these, but take refuge in theory and think they are being philosophers and will become good in this way, behaving somewhat like patients who listen attentively to their doctors, but do none of the things they are ordered to do.
God heals, and the doctor takes the fees. Energy and persistence conquer all things. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, his precepts! Oh, it’s easier to keep Holidays than Commandments. Well done is better than well said.
Biblical backing for Mormon behavior is easy to find, although Mark Twain is reported to have denied its legitimacy to a Mormon. The Mormon claimed polygamy was perfectly moral and he defied Twain to cite any passage of Scripture which forbade it. ‘Well,’ said Twain, ‘how about that passage that tells us no man can serve two masters at the same time?’
If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly: it is as light as a feather, and a breath will carry it. It is well said in the old proverb, ‘a lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on’.
This is not about charity, it’s about justice… The war against terror is bound up in the war against poverty – I didn’t say that, Colin Powell said that . . . In these disturbing and distressing times, surely it’s cheaper, and smarter, to make friends out of potential enemies than it is to defend yourself against them..Justice is the surest way to get peace.
It has been well said that no man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is, when tomorrow’s burden is added to the burden of today, that the weight is more than a man can bear. Never load yourselves so, my friends. If you find yourselves so loaded, at least remember this: it is your own doing, not God’s. He begs you to leave the future to Him, and mind the present.
(Barry) Bonds’ records must remain part of baseball’s history. His hits happened. Erase them and there will be discrepancies in baseball’s bookkeeping about the records of the pitchers who gave them up. George Orwell said that in totalitarian societies, yesterday’s weather could be changed by decree. Baseball, indeed America, is not like that. Besides, the people who care about the record book – serious fans – will know how to read it. That may be Bonds’ biggest worry.
It seems to me that it was well said by Madama Serenissima, and insisted on by your reverence, that the Holy Scripture cannot err, and that the decrees therein contained are absolutely true and inviolable. But I should have in your place added that, though Scripture cannot err, its expounders and interpreters are liable to err in many ways; and one error in particular would be most grave and most frequent, if we always stopped short at the literal signification of the words.
Fifty years from now Britain will still be the country of long shadows on county grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and pools fillers and – as George Orwell said – old maids bicycling to Holy Communion through the morning mist and if we get our way – Shakespeare still read even in school.
Truth should be the first lesson of the child and the last aspiration of manhood; for it has been well said that the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.
Just — just to be clear, he said. You want to leave Tonks at her parents’ house and come away with us? She’ll be perfectly safe there, they’ll look after her, said Lupin. He spoke with a finality bordering on indifference. Harry, I’m sure James would have wanted me to stick with you. Well, said Harry slowly, I’m not. I’m pretty sure my father would have wanted to know why you aren’t sticking with your own kid, actually.
Simple,’ Tummeler replied.’ Blueberries is one of the great forces o’good in the world.’ How do you figure that?’ said Charles. Well,’ said Tummeler, ‘have you ever seen a troll, or a Wendigo, or,’ he shuddered, ‘a Shadow-Born ever eating a blueberry pie?’ No,’ Charles admitted. There y’go,’ said Tummeler. It’s cause they can’t stand the goodness in it.’ Can’t argue with you there,’ said Charles. Foods is good and evil, just like people, or badgers, or even scowlers.’ Evil food?’ said Charles. Parsnips,’ said Tummeler, ‘Them’s as evil as they come.
Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth–penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.