Tag: 2023 January Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: Gossip


“It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things.” — Lawrence G. Lovasik

Father Lovasik didn’t mince words. He made it clear that gossip is a hateful activity, and those who indulged in it were to be held in contempt.

Quote of the Day: Equal Rights or More Rights?


It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it. —Maya Angelou

In a time when the term “equal rights” has taken a beating and people feel that equity is the only acceptable goal, I infer from Angelou that equal rights should be ubiquitous. We shouldn’t have to fight over them, or distort them so that some people get more of them than others. Or the term, “fair play.” Today we would use the term “equal opportunity,” even though many people would insist that equal opportunity is unacceptable unless we get equal results, which is impossible to attain. And justice: neither the rich man nor the poor man should have more access to justice just because of their circumstances. Unfortunately, the political Left would turn all these assumptions on their head.

Quote of the Day: We Are Gems to Be Polished


“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I can’t speak for everyone, but living a life without trials and tribulations sounds pretty good to me. Imagine a country where we don’t have to worry about the vocabulary we use, or the politics we follow, or the company we keep. Just think how peaceful life would be if people weren’t called terrorists or Nazis or insurrectionists.

Doesn’t it sound lovely?

Quote of the Day: Lewis Knew His Place


Yesterday, I wrote a post in praise of the fiction of C.S. Lewis. Thinking about him led me to remember this quote from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe which amused me greatly as a kid:

A large crowd of people were standing all round the Stone Table. But such people! They were the most terrible looking people you can imagine.  If I tried to describe them, your parents would not let you read this book!

Quote of the Day: Happy New You


“Happy new you!” — a greeting

Today’s quotation comes from a lot of sources and traditions. In the church I attend, it has been used as a lesson title at least a few times over the decades, especially around the first of the year. I even used it for an inspirational reading. We use it as a reminder that we do not have to be stuck in the past. In many cultures, after a significant event in life, a person would take or be given a new name. In our paperwork over-burdened society, that might be a bit too much work, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick with being exactly who you were yesterday. Make a change for the better today. Happy new you!