When the words of prophets seem repetitive, that should rivet our attention.
The discussion about energy options tends to be an intensely emotional, polarised, mistrustful, and destructive one. Every option is strongly opposed: the public seem to be anti-wind, anti-coal, anti-waste-to-energy, anti-tidal-barrages, anti-carbon-tax, and anti-nuclear.
I’ve had a number of near misses during my travels that in retrospect seem of greater concern than they did at the time. I guess that is what happens with age.
But which is the State’s essential function, aggression or defence, few seem to know or care.
If I don’t seem as depressed or morose as I should be, sorry to disappoint you.
Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words, and later try hard to make them seem light.
Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure.
The pavilion that seems to intercept divine aid does not cover God but occasionally covers us. God is never hidden, yet sometimes we are, covered by a pavilion of motivations that draw us away from God and make Him seem distant and inaccessible.
I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.
Good and bad men are less than they seem.