He who loves is not ashamed before men of what he does for God, neither does he hide it through shame though the whole world should condemn it.St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) Spanish theologian, mystic [b. Juan de Yepes]
Canticle of The Soul and The Bridegroom, Note to Stanza 29, part 4
Power corresponds to the human ability not just to act but to act in concert. Power is never the property of an individual; it belongs to a group and remains in existence only so long as the group keeps together.Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) German-American philosopher, political theorist
On Violence, ch. 2 (1970)
If thare iz enny human being that i thoroughly loath, it iz the one who haz nothing tew boast ov but hiz money — a mere pimp tew hiz welth.
[If there is any human being that I thoroughly loathe, it is the one who has nothing to boast of but his money -- a mere pimp to his wealth.]Josh Billings (1818-1885) American humorist [pseud. of Henry Wheeler Shaw]
Josh Billings: His Works, Complete (1873)
That public men publish falsehoodsRobinson Jeffers (1887-1962) American poet
Is nothing new. That America must accept
Like the historical republics corruption and empire
Has been known for years.
Be angry at the sun for setting
If these things anger you.
“Be Angry at the Sun” (1941)