Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday's Quote: Wisdom

It's Father's Day.  But instead of having a post similar to the one I did for Mother's Day last month, I feel that sharing something else I've been pondering would be in order.

Human nature dictates that we tend to dislike truth.  Indeed militant opposition can seemingly arise out of thin air just for speaking it.  Still anyone who stands for truth is a champion of the proper cause.  Trouble arises most commonly when one uses that truth as a steppingstone to enforce an ulterior motive, and this, to our unmitigated detriment, has become our generally accepted state of affairs.  So let the antagonists say what they wish.  In the end their words are nothing but smoke, which is always the end result of throwing water on fire.

"He who learns must suffer.  Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, and against our will, comes wisdom by the awful grace of God."
-- Aeschylus (c. 525 BC-c. 456 BC), ancient Greek playwright and soldier

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