Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Sam Houston

  I humble myself before God, and there the list ends. Sam Houston

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Sophocles

Evil sometimes seems good To a man whose mind A god leads to destruction. Sophocles, Antigone-A good summary of the modern world.

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: “Chesty” Puller

“I don’t give a good g—–n how many Chinese laundrymen there are between us and Hungnam. There aren’t enough in the world to stop a Marine regiment going where it wants to go! Christ in His mercy will see us

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Hilaire Belloc

(Strong language advisory to the above video.) We sit by and watch the Barbarian, we tolerate him; in the long stretches of peace we are not afraid. We are tickled by his irreverence, his comic inversion of our old certitudes

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Richard Rorty

But there is a problem with this left: it is unpatriotic. In the name of “the politics of difference,” it refuses to rejoice in the country it inhabits. It repudiates the idea of a national identity, and the emotion of

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Chivalry

There is another element to this discussion, which is often ignored: the inherent, underlying danger of the knight or the gentleman. The knight had been trained in combat since he was a child, and was equipped with the finest weapons

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: CS Lewis

“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: William Barr

“One of the ironies today is that people are saying it is President Trump who is shredding our institutions. I really see no evidence of that. From my perspective, the idea of ‘resisting’ a Democratically elected president and basically throwing

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Oliver Cromwell

    It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice. Ye are a factious

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Thornton Wilder

On Memorial Day in 2017 I spent the morning working in my office.  Before returning home for lunch, I stopped to visit the grave of my son. Mount Olivet cemetery was beautiful with American flags marking the graves of the

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable For Framing: T.Shaw

  There’s something seriously wrong with your “civilization” when human pond scum, like PA Rep. Sims, are your heroes, and 13 year-old girls and Rosary-praying old women are your enemies. T.Shaw     Thanks Bully Sims for rousing a sleeping

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Top Catholic

    I fear that the young generation of new priests isn’t being taught guitar in our seminaries anymore. This ancient tradition that dates back at least 40 years may soon die out. What a loss for Church that would

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Michael Crichton

Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray [Gell-Mann]’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Stephen Herreid

I wish Catholic leaders were as quick and emphatic about condemning Catholic governor #AndrewCuomo sentencing full-term infants to death as they were about condemning Catholic teens not being polite enough to pro-abortion activists who harassed them for being pro-life. Stephen

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: George Santayana

  Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual.

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Theodore Roosevelt

  In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Camille Paglia

  As an atheist, I have argued that if religion is erased, something must be put in its place. Belief systems are intrinsic to human intelligence and survival. They “frame” the flux of primary experience, which would otherwise flood the

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Anthony Daniels

Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Richard Cohen

  or anything to do with the Clintons, clearly the most felonious couple since Bonnie and Clyde. Richard Cohen, The Party of Lincoln is About to Drown, The Washington Post, September 18, 2018 Richard Cohen is a columnist for The

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer  

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: John Gray

Despite everything, liberals cannot help thinking of history as a story of redemption. That is why they cannot help seeing Putin and Xi Jinping, Orbán and Salvini as reverting to the past. A future that contains hyper-modern tsars, technocratic emperors

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Gordon R. Dickson

“Suppose it was even as you think,” he went on, even more gently. “Suppose that all you say was a fact, and that our Elders were but greedy tyrants, ourselves abandoned here by their selfish will and set to fulfill

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Joseph Sciambra

The 2018 WMOF (World Meeting of Families) reminds me of the 1980 Moscow Olympics – both were the last self-indulgent and tasteless gasps from a bloated, corrupt, and oblivious bureaucracy. Joseph Sciambra  

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: King Theoden

  ‘We will have peace,’ said Théoden at last thickly and with an effort. Several of the Riders cried out gladly…. ‘Yes…’ he said, now in a clear voice, we will have peace when you and all your works have

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Pope Benedict XVI

The Pope is not an absolute monarch whose thoughts and desires are law. On the contrary: the Pope’s ministry is a guarantee of obedience to Christ and to his Word. He must not proclaim his own ideas, but rather constantly

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable For Framing: The Lion of Munster

  “The dear God placed me in a position in which I had a duty to call black ‘black’ and white ‘white’.” Blessed Clemens August von Galen, The Lion of Munster    

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Eric Hoffer

Some of the worst tyrannies of our day genuinely are “vowed” to the service of mankind, yet can function only by pitting neighbor against neighbor. The all-seeing eye of a totalitarian regime is usually the watchful eye of the next-door

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: David Brady

  Bishops when priests/laity caught in sexual scandals: “We’ll work hard to root out this problem.” Bishops when bishops caught in sexual scandals: “Hey, man, nobody’s perfect.” David Brady, Twitter, July 22, 2018 The Patron Damned for all too many

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Father Francis P. Duffy

Men pass away, but institutions survive. In time we shall all go to join our comrades who gave up their lives in France. But in our own generation, when the call came, we accepted the flag of our fathers; we

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Donald R. McClarey

The voice of the Magisterium is always living, even when enunciated by Popes and Councils dead for almost 20 centuries. The Magisterium does not come with a “use by date”. One of the greatest follies of our time is the

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Ronald Reagan

“Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and Hell where they already have it.” Ronald Reagan

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Abraham Lincoln

Now, my countrymen if you have been taught doctrines conflicting with the great landmarks of the Declaration of Independence; if you have listened to suggestions which would take away from its grandeur, and mutilate the fair symmetry of its proportions;

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Benjamin Franklin

That Being, who gave me existence, and through almost threescore years has been continually showering his favors upon me, whose very chastisements have been blessings to me ; can I doubt that he loves me? And, if he loves me,

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