Monday, 26 January 2015

Careful what you read

A single bad book will be sufficient to cause the destruction of a monastery
St Alphonsus Liguori

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Originality

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
C S Lewis

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Justice and Mercy

Justice is a minimum that we are obliged to do to the other to respect him as a human being—to give him what he must have. But mercy is the maximum—it goes beyond justice. 
Cardinal Walter Kasper