"In order that the mind may not be taxed, moreover, by the manifold and confused reading of so many such things, and in order to prevent the escape of something valuable that we have read, heard, or discovered through the process of thinking itself, it will be found very useful to entrust to notebooks ... those things which seem noteworthy and striking."

[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]

"God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that He may love and perfect them."

[Humanity: C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves]

Posted by Jonathan Schindler on 06.09.2009

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"The true wonder of man is not that he is a sinner, but that even in his sin he is haunted by goodness, that even in the mud he can never wholly forget the stars."

[Humanity: William Barclay, Matthew Commentary]

Posted by Jonathan Schindler on 06.09.2009

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"'You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,' said Aslan. 'And that is both honor enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth.'"

[humanity: C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian]

Posted by Jonathan Schindler on 06.09.2009

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