Secular Franciscan - E Journal

Jokes & Quotes

How do you make God laugh?  Tell Him your plans.

"Always do the right thing.  This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."  Mark Twain 

"For in the end, each person becomes like what he loves."  St. Augustine

"Sitpendium peccati mors est."  -  The reward of sin is death.

"Poetry is the proper naming of the things of God."  Flannery O'Conner

"A condition of complete simplicity/ Costing not less than/ Everything." -T.S.Eliot defining the Christian life.

"Vox Populi Vox Dei." - The voice of the people is the voice of God.

"People who murder the language will finally murder other human beings." -George Orwell 

"Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth?  No I tell you, but rather division."  Luke 12:51

"There is an Easter sense in which all things are made new in the risen Christ.  A tiny gleam of this is reflected in all art."  Evelyn Waugh

"There are no bad things, only bad uses of things."  St. Thomas Aquinas

"Everyone is on a cross.  Some ask to be taken down, like the thief on the left; others ask to be taken up, like the thief on the right."  Fulton Sheen

"You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart." -Jeremiah 29:13

"But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will begin to vomit you from my mouth."  Revelation 3:16 (Douay-Rheims)

"Eloi Eloi la ma sabach tha ni?" - My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?  Jesus (Psalm 22)

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."  Hebrews 13:2

"The purpose of revelation is to tell us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go."  Galileo

"I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe you will receive it, and you will."  Mark 11:24 

 G.K. Chesterton Quotes

"It is true that I am of an older fashion; much that I love has been destroyed or sent into exile."

"There are no new truths only truths that make things new."

"Instead of the liberty of dogma, you have the tyranny of taste."

"Dogma means the serious satisfaction of the mind.  Dogma does not mean the absence of thought, but the end (that is, goal) of thought."

"The mystery of life is the plainist part of it."

"The logical case against fascism is that it appeals to an appetite for authority, without very clearly giving the authority for the appetite."

"The reformer is always right about what is wrong.  He is generally wrong about what is right."