Quote by Samuel Butler
Priests are not men of the world it is not intended that they should be and a University training is the one best adapted to prevent their becoming so.
This quote suggests that priests, due to their spiritual role, should not be deeply immersed in worldly matters. Instead, they should be focused on their spiritual duties. The quote goes on to claim that a university education is specifically beneficial in helping priests avoid becoming too engrossed in the secular world, as it provides them with knowledge and intellectual development that can strengthen their spiritual and moral grounding. In essence, the quote emphasizes the importance of priests maintaining their spiritual focus and suggests that a university education can aid them in doing so.
We placed the wreaths upon the splendid granite sarcophagus, and at its feet, and felt that only the earthly robe we loved so much was there. The pure, tender, loving spirit which loved us so tenderly, is above us -- loving us, praying for us, and free from all suffering and woe -- yes, that is a comfort, and that first birthday in another world must have been a far brighter one than any in this poor world below!