Jan 25 2011 Jacob 5-7 by Nancy Baird


“Many sophisticated people love to say that they are cynical…they flatter themselves: they do not believe nothing, they believe anything. Ours is not an age of unbelief. It is an age of arrogant gullibility.”
Michael Novak, Reader’s, November, 1994, from remarks at Westminster
Abbey, London.

“Everything I have learned in my seventy five years in this world, everything that has truly enhanced and enlightened my existence, has been through affliction and not through happiness.”
Malcolm Muggeridge, English author, journalist

“The sovereign source of melancholy is repletion. Need and struggle are what excite and inspire us…The history of our race is one long commentary on the cheerfulness that comes from fighting ills.”
William James, philosopher

“The mind is its own place, and in itself
can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
John Milton