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In no particlar order:

autopodóplo- shooting one’s own foot.- Remy Porter,

If you ask for yourself what you deny to others, your asking is a mockery. –St. Peter Chrysologus

Nations spend money on weapons and armies. When war becomes a business (as it has in much of the world these days), I think the need to show that “We’re getting value for our money” leads to a lot of wars. 😦 – David W. Jones

Motto of the Moravian Church: “In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; and in all things, love”

An old English folksong:

Oh, for a booke and a shadie nooke,

Eyther in doore or out;

With the grene leaves whispering overhead

Or the street cryes all about;

Where I maie reade all at my ease,

Both of the newe and olde;

For a jollie goode booke whereon to looke

Is better to me than golde.

“While an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance, and when he is dead, we rate them by his best.” Samuel Johnson

“Imitation, even of the best models, is my aversion; it is servile and mechanical, a trick that has enabled many to usurp the name of author, who could not have written at all, if they had not written upon the pattern of somebody indeed original.” William Cowper

​”Mistake, mishap, and disaster are socially organized and systematically produced by social structures.” – Diane Vaughan

“It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true Word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers will bring us to Him. When it becomes really necessary (i.e. for our spiritual life, not for controversy or curiosity) to know whether a particular passage is rightly translated or is Myth (but of course Myth specially chosen by God from among countless Myths to carry a spiritual truth) or history, we shall no doubt be guided to the right answer. But we must not use the Bible (our ancestors too often did) as a sort of Encyclopedia out of which texts (isolated from their context and read without attention to the whole nature and purport of the books in which they occur) can be taken for use as weapons.” – C. S. Lewis in a letter to Mrs. Johnson, written on November 8th 1952

“I think post-singularity AI is more likely to keep us as pets than exterminate us. They’ll have been initially programmed to help and protect humans, and will probably pass that imperative down to their descendants as a part of their culture. Based on this reasoning I conclude that cats invented humans.” – CarrieVS (@xaade) at

“In the name of Jesus, go forth and piss off the wolves wherever they show up; in your home, your school, the streets, the church, in City Hall—or in the White House.” – John Pavlovitz, Stuff That Needs To Be Said