There are seductions that should be in the Smithsonian Institute, right next to The Spirit of St. Louis.
Sir Christopher Wren said,'I am going to dine with some men. If anybody calls Say I am designing St Paul's.'Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Some men go through life absolutely miserable because, despite the moSt enormous achievements, they juSt didn't do one thinglike the architect who didn't build St Paul's. I didn't quite build St Paul's, but I stood on more mountain tops than possibly I deserved.Lord (George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft
Christianity, if it is to triumph over pantheism, muSt absorb it. To our pusillanimous eyes Jesus would have borne the marks of a hateful pantheism, for he confirmed the Biblical phrase "ye are gods," and so would St. Paul, who tells us that we are of "the race of God." Our century wants a new theology — that is to say, a more profound explanation of the nature of ChriSt and of the light which it flashes upon heaven and upon humanity.henri-frédéric amiel
Arise Evans had a fungous nose, and said, it was revealed to him, that the King's hand would cure him, and at the firSt coming of King Charles II into St. James's Park, he kissed the King's hand, and rubbed his nose with it; which disturbed the King, but cured him.john aubrey
The Theatre of the Absurd has renounced arguing about the absurdity of the human condition; it merely presents it in being — that is, in terms of concrete stage images. This is the difference between the approach of the philosopher and that of the poet; the difference, to take an example from another sphere, between the idea of God in the works of Thomas Aquinas or Spinoza and the intuition of God in those of St. John of the Cross or Meister Eckhart — the difference between theory and experience.martin esslin
Is the scrupulous attention I am paying to the government of my tongue at all proportioned to that tremendous truth revealed through St. James, that if I do not bridle my tongue, all my religion is vain?frederick William faber
"Nothing says romance like hobos, martyrs and decapitations." On the creation of St. Valentine's Day. (14 February 2010) It's all about the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism.craig ferguson
'T was the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring,—not even a mouse;The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
The legendary missionary journey of St. Paul, which led to the foundation of the British church, presupposes the existence of a Jewish community - always the initial object of his propaganda - even before the capture of Jerusalem by Titus in the year 70.cecil roth
Our Country,—whether bounded by the St. John's and the Sabine, or however otherwise bounded or described, and be the measurements more or less,—still our Country, to be cherished in all our hearts, to be defended by all our hands.robert charles winthrop
Sir Christopher WrenSaid, "I am going to dine with some men.If anyone callsSay I am designing St. Paul's."christopher wren
Now the Father draws us from the evil of sin to the goodness of His grace with the might of His measureless power, and He needs all the resources of His strength in order to convert sinners, more than when He was about to make heaven and earth, which He made with His own power without help from any creature. But when He is about to convert a sinner, He always needs the sinner's help. "He converts thee not without thy help," as St. Augustine says.meister eckhart
‘Why are pictures like this allowed?’ he suddenly cried. He had stopped in front of a colonial print in which the martyrdom of St Agatha was depicted with all the fervour that incompetence could command. ‘It’s only a saint,’ said Lady Peaslake, placidly raising her head. ‘How disgusting – and how ugly’ ‘Yes, very. It’s Roman Catholic.’e. m. forster
I grew up in central Illinois midway between Chicago and St. Louis and I made an historic blunder. All my friends became Cardinals fans and grew up happy and liberal and I became a Cubs fan and grew up embittered and conservative.George Will
There is in Shaw , as in Gurdjieff and Nietzsche , a recognition of the immense effort of Will that is necessary to express even a little freedom, that places them beside Pascal and St. Augustine as religious thinkers. Their view is saved from pessimism only by its mystical recognition of the possibilities of pure Will, freed from the entanglements of automatism.colin wilson
As quoted in The GreateSt Quotations of All-Time (2010) by Anthony St Peter, p. 281Edward Young
When I have been indulging this thought I have, in imagination, seen the Britons of some future century, walking by the banks of the Thames, then overgrown with weeds and almoSt impassable with rubbish. The father points to his son where stood St. Paul's, the Monument, the Bank, the Mansion House, and other places of the firSt distinction.
She [the Roman Catholic Church] may still exiSt in undiminished vigour, when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midSt of a vaSt solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's.
In a climate-controlled cabinet in one corner was the original scroll in the shaky handwriting of St. John the Divine of Patmos, whose "Revelation" had been the alltime beSt seller. Aziraphale had found him a nice chap, if a bit too fond of odd mushrooms.
The Corporation of Chennai (previously Madras) is the OldeSt Municipal Institution in India established on the 29th September 1688. A charter was issued on the 30 December 1607 by EaSt Indian Company constituting the "Town of Fort St. George" and all the territories thereunto belonging, not exceeding the distance of ten miles from the Fort, into a Corporation.
Mysore, which the British looked on [w]as one of the ‘model states’ of princely India, responsibly run on progressive lines. By the inter-war years the maharajas of Mysore were second only to the nizams of Hyderabad terms of wealth, with an income in excess of two million pounds a year, some of which was spent on the construction of the Lalit Mahal Palace, an extraordinary architectural fantasy, juSt outside Mysore city, modeled on St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.David Cannadine
AgainSt the reasoning it would be in vain to argue, as the Protestants did in their confessions, and elsewhere. "that if the saints heard the prayers of "their votaries, they muSt be omnipotent." There was hardly a protestant among them, that in those days, would venture to deny the indubitable maxim of St Austin, and having once placed the saints in heaven, nothing would disparage them so much as to suppose they had not as much spiritual intelligence as the Devils.
There are seductions that should be in the Smithsonian Institute, right next to The Spirit of St. Louis.Richard Brautigan
There were three jovial Welshmen, As I have heard them say, And they would go a-hunting Upon St. David's day.
St. Augustine used to say that, but for God's grace, he should have been capable of committing any crime; and it is when we feel this sincerely, that we are moSt likely to be really improving, and beSt able to give assistance to others without moral loss to ourselves.
He used to say, half in jeSt , that his great ambition was to complete St. Augustine's Confessions , but that St. Augustine, like a great artiSt, had worked from multiplicity to unity , while he, like a small one, had to reverse the method and work back from unity to multiplicity.
As a Theologian, I learned from my master, St. Augustine, a Berber, that all nations are necessarily a mixture, which it is not impossible for us to disentangle, of the City of Good and the City of Evil.
David St. Hubbins (himself)