Quotes Suitable for Framing: GK Chesterton

    I cannot see how we can literally end War unless we can end Will. I cannot think that war will ever be utterly impossible; and I say so not because I am what these people call a militarist,

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Flannery O’Connor

  “If other ages felt less, they saw more, even though they saw with the blind, prophetical, unsentimental eye of acceptance, which is to say, of faith. In the absence of this faith now, we govern by tenderness. It is

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Pope Benedict XVI

    “Yet we must guard against the arrogant claim of setting ourselves up to judge earlier generations, who lived in different times and different circumstances. Humble sincerity is needed in order not to deny the sins of the past,

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: John Ireland

Be ambitious, seek to elevate yourselves, to better your lot;  too often we are too easily satisfied.  When a man is poor, let him live in a hovel.  I esteem him;  at any moment I tend him the right hand

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Leo XIII

  There is no doubt that in the sphere of politics ample matter may exist for legitimate difference of opinion, and that, the single reserve being made of the rights of justice and truth, all may strive to bring into

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: George Will

  The EU has a flag no one salutes, an anthem no one sings, a president no one can name, a parliament whose powers subtract from those of national legislatures, a bureaucracy no one admires or controls, and rules of

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Leo XIII

  The unshrinking defence of the Holy Scripture, however, does not require that we should equally uphold all the opinions which each of the Fathers or the more recent interpreters have put forth in explaining it; for it may be

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Saint Augustine

      Paul therefore, as a faithful steward doubtless is to be regarded as approving his fidelity in his writings; for he was a steward of truth, not of falsehood. Therefore he wrote the truth when he wrote that

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Oscar Wilde

  Hilary Mantel, the author of the howlingly ahistoric, and Catholic bashing, Wolf Hall, has opined, The Catholic Church “is not an institution for respectable people”. In that she is absolutely correct.  Oscar Wilde nailed it long ago: “The Catholic

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Thornton Wilder

  Two quotations from Thornton Wilder’s Our  Town at the beginning of Act III:     “Now there are some things we all know, but we don’t take’m out and look at’m very often. We all know that something is eternal.

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Thomas Madden

  The modern historian can only marvel at the First Crusade. I know of no other instance in human history in which so many soldiers marched thousands of miles from their home and endured numerous hardships deep in enemy territory

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Bobby Jindal

    Catholic convert and Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal wasted no time in responding with humor to President Obama’s wretched exercise in moral equivalency at the National Prayer Breakfast:   “It was nice of the President to give us a

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Victor Davis Hanson

    A multicultural approach to the conquest of Mexico usually does not investigate the tragedy of the collision between 16th-century imperial Spain and the Aztec Empire. More often it renders the conquest as melodrama between a mostly noble indigenous

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Breck Girl Jesus

  Don’t discount how much those of us truly strong women are turned off by the effeminate and emasculated liturgies and priests we have encountered in the post Vat II parishes. They remade Christ in their image and neither a

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Saint John Chrysostom

    Should we look to kings and princes to put right the inequalities between rich and poor? Should we require soldiers to come and seize the rich person’s gold and distribute it among his destitute neighbors? Should we beg

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Edmund Burke

  Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites, — in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity, — in proportion as their soundness and

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Saint Basil of Caesarea

    Persecution has come upon us, right honourable brethren, and persecution in the severest form. Shepherds are persecuted that their flocks may be scattered. And the worst of all is that those who are being treated ill cannot accept

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Theodore Roosevelt

          “[A] physician of wealth and high standing had seduced a girl and then induced her to commit abortion-I rather lost my temper, and wrote to the individuals who had asked for the pardon, saying that

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Ronald Reagan

    At the same time, we invite the Soviet Union to consider with us how the competition of ideas and values — which it is committed to support — can be conducted on a peaceful and reciprocal basis. For

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Pope Leo XIII

  Those who rule the commonwealths should avail themselves of the laws and institutions of the country; masters and wealthy owners must be mindful of their duty; the working class, whose interests are at stake, should make every lawful and

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Bishop Melchior Cano

    “Peter has no need of our lies or flattery. Those who blindly and indiscriminately defend every decision of the Supreme Pontiff are the very ones who do most to undermine the authority of the Holy See—they destroy instead

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Abraham Lincoln

Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: CS Lewis

  The first and fatal charm of national repentance is, therefore, the encouragement it gives us to turn from the bitter task of repenting our own sins to the more congenital one of bewailing–but first, of denouncing–the conduct of others. 

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Theodore Roosevelt

  When home ties are loosened; when men and women cease to regard a worthy family life, with all its duties fully performed, and all its responsibilities lived up to, as the life best worth living; then evil days for

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Martin Luther

  Hattip to Holly Scheer at The Federalist.     “When men write about war, then, and say that it is a great plague, that is all true; but they should also see how great the plague is that it

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Winston Churchill

    In this week in which we observe the 70th anniversary of D-Day it is appropriate to recall these words of the greatest statesman of the last century, Winston Churchill.  He spoke these words in 1949 at MIT and I

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Arthur Hugh Clough

Say not the struggle naught availeth, The labour and the wounds are vain,  The enemy faints not, nor faileth,  And as things have been they remain. If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars; It may be, in yon smoke

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Robert Bolt

    From Richmond to Chelsea, a penny halfpenny . . . from Chelsea to Richmond, a penny halfpenny. From Richmond to Chelsea, it’s a quiet float downstream, from Chelsea to Richmond, it’s a hard pull upstream. And it’s a penny halfpenny

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: William Graham Sumner

    The type and formula of most schemes of philanthropy or humanitarianism is this: A and B put their heads together to decide what C shall be made to do for D.  The radical vice of all these schemes,

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Miracle on 34th Street

    But… but maybe he’s only a little crazy like painters or composers or… or some of those men in Washington. Mr. Shellhammer, Miracle on 34th Street, (1947) Something to brighten the Christmas Season courtesy of Mary Katharine Ham

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Grover Cleveland

I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no

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