Thursday, 3 May 2012

Quotations

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"Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity." - William Wordsworth

"Reaction is a necessary term in the intellectual context we inhabit in the twentieth century because merely to conserve is sometimes to perpetuate what is outrageous." - Mel Bradford, 'Reactionary Imperative'

"Therefore do not seek to understand in order to believe, but believe that thou mayest understand." - Saint Augustine of Hippo, 'Ten Homilies on the First Epistle of John' Tract XXIX on John 7:14-18

"If occasion were, I hope God would give me his grace to suffer death for the true Catholic religion as well as banishment." - King James II of England

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." - C. S. Lewis, "Is Theology Poetry?" (1945)


"Enoch Powell: No, we do not fight for values. I would fight for this country even if it had a communist government.
Margaret Thatcher: Nonsense, Enoch. If I send British troops abroad, it will be to defend our values.
Powell: No, Prime Minister, values exist in a transcendental realm, beyond space and time. They can neither be fought for, nor destroyed." - Enoch Powell with Margaret Thatcher

"Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God." G.K.Chesterton

"What does it matter how strong the concrete is, if the will is weak?" - Adolf Hitler inspecting Czech fortifications in 1938 

"Sir! If we cared about the rights of man the British Empire would not have been made. Its purpose is to accumulate wealth and power for England!" - Lord Salisbury to Austin Chamberlain

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