“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” “In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.” “He had a clear conscience. Never used it.” “When smashing monuments, save the pedestals. They always come in handy.” “An empty envelope that is sealed contains a secret.” “Do not ask God the way to heaven;Continue reading “Proverbs Of Stanislaw Jerzy Lec”
“A brother offended is not easily won,” and a brother easily offended is never won.
A prudent man with a backbone will always be a wild card.
Any government conceived of as a necessary evil will slowly make itself both more necessary and more evil.
It is the responsibility of every reasonable, courageous classical Christian educator to ensure that classical Christian schools do not simply become “Montessori schools for Republicans,” as a friend recently put it.
“What is Christian Culture? It is essentially the Mass. That is not my or anyone’s opinion or theory or wish but the central fact of two thousand years of history.” -John Senior, The Restoration of Christian Culture (1983)
The slag heaps of history are littered with “the future,” but the past springs eternal.
When told a certain food is very spicy, a child believes it. When told a certain food is not spicy at all, a child believes it. But when told a certain is not too spicy, a child will resolutely doubt the testimony of all the world.
“That song ‘Let it Go’ is popular now. It’s all about being yourself. But that’s terrible. Self-satisfied people are boring. We have to push hard and surpass ourselves.” -Hayao Miyazaki in Never-Ending Man
Nothing is more permanent than ‘temporary’ arrangements, deficits, truces, and relationships; and nothing is more temporary than ‘permanent’ ones. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes