Saturday, August 20, 2005

Quotations #070

"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." -- James Baldwin (1961)

"The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one." -- David Hume, (1748) (from "On Miracles", I think)

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried." -- G. K. Chesterton (1910)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." -- Edmund Burke (1770)

"Nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear or to merge in something else." -- E.M. Forster, A Passage to India, 1924

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