There are seductions that should be in the Smithsonian Institute, right next to The Spirit of St. Louis.
There was an old man of St Omer Who objected,'This town's a misnomer; You've no right to translate And beatificate A simple digamma in Homer.'
The Rev St John Froude put the phone down thoughtfully. The notion that he was sharing the house with a disembodied and recently murdered woman was not one that he had wanted to put to his caller. His reputation for eccentricity was already sufficiently widespread without adding to it.Tom (Thomas Ridley) Sharpe
If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nailbiters.anita bryant
The popularity of the famous device of the use of lands into England is said to be largely due to the mendicant friars of the then new Orders of St. Dominic and St. Francis, who, arriving in this country, in the firSt half of the thirteenth century, found themselves hampered by their own vows of poverty, no less than by the growing feeling againSt Mortmain in acquiring the provision of land absolutely necessary for their rapidly developing work.edward jenks
The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at New York, and, in time, a Virgil at Mexico, and a Newton at Peru. At laSt, some curious traveller from Lima will visit England and give a description of the ruins of St Paul’s, like the editions of Balbec and Palmyra.horace walpole
Oh! St. Patrick was a gentleman, Who came of decent people.
Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of St. John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comparison.
The beSt known of them were the Roman author Apuleius, the Roman emperor Septimius Severus, and St. Augustine whose mother was a Berber.
St. Paul earned his living moSt of the time by hard labor and constantly reminded his converts that they muSt not defraud each other, but love one another and work with their own hands. The same rule of life is applied by the laws governing the early monastic orders.
Where Plato and Aristotle had asked the question, What is man?, St. Augustine (in the Confessions ) asks, Who am I? and this shift is decisive.
The peasantry are wiser in their ignorance than the savants of St Petersburg in their learning.
There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle, 'Twas St. Patrick himself sure that set it; And the sun on his labor with pleasure did smile, And with dew from his eye often wet it. It thrives through the bog, through the brake, and the mireland; And he called it the dear little shamrock of Ireland The sweet little shamrock, the dear little shamrock, The sweet little, green little, shamrock of Ireland!andrew cherry
The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at New York, and, in time, a Virgil at Mexico, and a Newton at Peru. At laSt, some curious traveller from Lima will visit England and give a description of the ruins of St Paul’s, like the editions of Balbec and Palmyra.
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?
St. Austin might have returned another answer to him that asked him, "What God employed himself about before the world was made?" "He was making hell."Robert Southey
The diatribes of St Chrysostom againSt the Jews were rivalled only by Hitler .
“If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nailbiters.”
The whole of North Africa was a glory of Christendom with St. Augustine, himself a Berber, its chief ornament.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry The Life and Writings of St. Augustine of Hippo: Bishop & Doctor of the Christian Church Augustine of Hippo at Georgetown University St. Augustinus | Augustine of Hippo
There St. John mingles with my friendly bowl The feaSt of reason and the flow of soul.Alexander Pope