The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
Thank you father, thank you. I know you watched me from above and protected me. I promise I shall serve the Magnarian Confederation with all my body and soul. I shall dedicate myself fully to our confederation, the family that you so loved. And I love it too. I shall protect, love and respect it always. This is my promise and commitment. Thank you
Yo no nacÃ dichoso. De niÃ±o, mi himno favorito era: Â«Cansado del mundo y con el peso de mis pecadosÂ». A los cinco aÃ±os yo pensaba que si habÃa de vivir setenta no habÃa pasado aÃºn mÃ¡s que la catorceava parte de mi vida vital, y me parecÃa casi insoportable la enorme cantidad de aburrimiento que me aguardaba. En la adolescencia la vida me era odiosa, y estaba continuamente al borde del suicidio, del cual me librÃ© gracias al deseo de saber mÃ¡s matemÃ¡ticas. Hoy, por el contrario, gusto de la vida, y casi estoy por decir que cada aÃ±o que pasa la encuentro mÃ¡s gustosa. Esto es debido, en parte, a haber descubierto cuÃ¡les eran las cosas que deseaba mÃ¡s y haber adquirido gradualmente muchas de ellas. En parte es debido tambiÃ©n a haberme desprendido, felizmente, de ciertos deseos (la adquisiciÃ³n del conocimiento indudable acerca de algo) como esencialmente inasequibles. Pero en la mayor parte se debe a la preocupaciÃ³n, cada dÃa menor, de mÃ mismo.
The hard core of morality and even of religion seems to me to be just what makes good comedy possible...Where there is no norm, nothing can be ridiculous, except for a brief moment of unbalanced provincialism in which we may laugh at the merely unfamiliar. Unless there is something about which the author is never ironical, there can be no true irony in the work.
The debt-ceiling vote isn't about what will be done in the future it is about the integrity of America's commitment to support the bonds we issue. Elected officials have an obligation to maintain that integrity, regardless of whether they voted for the programs that required the borrowing in the first place.
There are no real personalities apart from God. Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self. Sameness is to be found most among the most 'natural' men, not among those who surrender to Christ. How monotonously alike all the great tyrants and conquerers have been; how gloriously different are the saints.But there must be a real giving up of the self. You must throw it away 'blindly' so to speak. Christ will indeed give you a real personality; but you must not go to Him for the sake of that. As long as your own personality is what you are bothering about you are not going to Him at all. The very first step is to try to forget about the self altogether. Your real, new self (which is Christ's and also yours, and yours just because it is His) will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come when you are looking for Him...Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.