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Home. + In memory of Fr. James Sadowsky, S.J.: “I may not look like a cup of coffee, but I certainly feel like one.” + “The word philosophy comes from the Greek word philosophia, which means philosophy.” + “We wouldn’t have the concept of free will, unless we had it.” + “A student of mine…

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No small part of our social problems today come from miseducated degree-holders who have nothing to contribute to the wealth of the society but who are full of demands and indignation — and resentment of those who are producing.

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+ When our own nation is at war with any other, we detest them under the character of cruel, perfidious, unjust and violent: But always esteem ourselves and allies equitable, moderate, and merciful. If the general of our enemies be successful, ’tis with difficulty we allow him the figure and character of a man. He…

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+ A thousand ploughmen consume fully as much corn and cloth in the course of a year as a regiment of soldiers. But the difference between the kinds of consumption is immense. The labour of the ploughman has, during the year, served to call into existence a quantity of property, which not only repays the…

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+ The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has to-day all the exhilaration of a vice. Moral truisms have been so much disputed that they have begun to sparkle like so many brilliant paradoxes. And especially (in this age of egoistic idealism) there is about one who defends humility something inexpressibly rakish. –…

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