I think the most important thing I have done in my life is to raise two boys.
He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.
When you grow up in an extended family, or in a stable neighborhood with two or three generations of families who live there, you feel seen. Not just the good things you’ve done, the stuff you put on your resume. You know they’ve seen you in your dark times, when you’ve messed up – but they’re still there.
How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.
If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin; but it is not of Edward of England I shall ask pardon.
Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
I think one of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you’re done for.
What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
Reflection is only a partial understanding of truth if it does not translate itself in practice into commitments to the common good and justice. Truth is not mere abstraction but something to be done and is only apprehended when this is realized.
You know how the church has been hit so hard by the sexual misconduct by clergy, and what’s that’s done to Catholics, especially here in Boston but elsewhere as well.