Friday, January 01, 2010

Friday's "best of decade" collection of QsOTD

Yes, I know the decade doesn't end for another year. Oh well. These "previously-viewed" quotations made the top ten list due to their "ironic catholicish" quality:

  1. What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way? --St. Jerome
  2. The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. --Flannery O'Connor
  3. Coincidences are spiritual puns. --G.K. Chesterton
  4. The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits. --G.K. Chesterton
  5. Calculation never made a hero. -- John Henry Cardinal Newman
  6. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone. --St. Francis of Assisi
  7. See how these Christians shove one another. --Fr. James Martin, SJ
  8. Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.
  9. Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved. - Medieval German proverb
  10. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. -- Oscar Wilde

1 comment:

Christa said...

I have heard quote number 8 attributed to Goethe before.