Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.
Suspicionless surveillance does not become okay simply because it’s only victimizing 95% of the world instead of 100%.
Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.
I think the idea of the social construction of beauty – this idea that beauty is simply whatever culture or society says it is – is on the run. Of course, beauty does arise in a cultural context. No one ever denies that. But there’s also a natural response people have to it.
I was critical of the Israeli government, however, for not being prepared for the move. One does not uproot thousands of people without planning in advance what will be done with them. This was a political and human error in which the government functioned poorly.
A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.
What does it mean to love someone with all your heart? It means to love with all your emotional feelings and with all your devotion. Surely when you love your wife with all your heart, you cannot demean her, criticize her, find fault with her, or abuse her by words, sullen behavior, or actions.
Intelligent design is a modest position theologically and philosophically. It attributes the complexity and diversity of life to intelligence, but does not identify that intelligence with the God of any religious faith or philosophical system.
Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one’s soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.