Some Favorite Quotes

The following is a list of quotes that I like by a variety of people. They are in no particular order.

  • "I am not afraid of hell, and I don't think about Paradise. I just ask God to be merciful to the entire world and to myself." St. Porphyrios

  • "A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him saying, 'You are mad, you are not like us.'" ~ St. Anthony of the Desert

  • "Acquire the spirit of peace and thousands around you will be saved." ~ St. Seraphim of Sarov

  • "Preach the Gospel at all times.  Use words if necessary." ~ St. Francis of Assisi

  • "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “Why are people impressed that Jay Leno owns 20 motorcycles, but disgusted that some religious families choose to have 10 children? Let’s not finesse the response. We all know why. A world that has lost its innocence has trouble appreciating beings who are innocent. A world that has become selfish has soured to the idea of leading a life of selflessness. A world that has become grossly materialistic is turned off to the idea of more dependents who consume resources. And a world that mistakenly believes that freedom means a lack of responsibility is opposed to the idea of needy creatures who ‘tie you down.’” ~ Rabbi Shmuley Boteach