Sunday, 19 November 2017

Four quotations


"From Bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage.”

Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee

"It's easier for a base to get itself a new elite than it is for an elite to get itself a new base." 

Mark Steyn

“Now, we must help each other to get to Heaven.”

Charles of Austria to Empress Zita, the day after their wedding.

"I hear of many people advocating massive immigration to Europe on ethical and/or Christian grounds. I would ask this question: Do you not also have an ethical and/or Christian obligation to the future generations of Germans/French/Whatevers? What if massive immigration means (and I think it does) that traditions like human rights and rule of law will weaken and then disappear? This is what has happened in much of the world. And it can certainly happen in Europe too."

Duane Alexander Miller


  1. As when the hunt by holt and field
    Drives on with horn and strife,
    Hunger of hopeless things pursues
    Our spirits throughout life.

    The sea’s roar fills us aching full
    Of objectless desire—
    The sea’s roar, and the white moon-shine,
    And the reddening of the fire.

    Who talks to me of reason now?
    It would be more delight
    To have died in Cleopatra’s arms
    Than be alive to-night.

  2. “I have never voted in my life... I have always known and understood that the idiots are in a majority so it's certain they will win.”

    ― Louis-Ferdinand Céline

  3. "Should economic thinking succeed in realizing its utopian goal and in bringing about an absolutely unpolitical condition of human society, the Church would remain the only agency of political thinking and political form."

    Carl Schmitt quoted by Adrian Vermeule