|A Man in a Hat
photo copyright © 2014 Francine Mastini
The Red Queen shook her head. "You may call it 'nonsense' if you like," she said, "but I've heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!"
(Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Lewis Carroll, 1862)
When ships to sail the void between the stars have been invented, there will also be men who come forward to sail those ships.
(Somnium, Johannes Kepler, 1634)
I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.
(Gospel of St. John 6:51)
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
(William Pitt, 1783)
It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
(Pope Gregory VII, 1078)
Pray for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves. Let us pray for one another, that the Lord will carry us and that we will learn to carry one another.
(Pope Benedict XVI, 2005)