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  • T. shared from Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
    One sometimes hears that Hitler was a Christian. He was certainly not, but neither was he openly anti-Christian, as most of his top lieutenants were. What helped him aggrandize power, he approved of, and what prevented it, he did not. He was utterly pragmatic. In public he often made comments that made him sound pro-church or pro-Christian, but there can be no question that he said these things cynically, for political gain. In private, he possessed an unblemished record of statements against Christianity and Christians.
    Note: So familiar....
  • T. shared from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
    Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour; stringent are they; inviolate they shall be.
  • T. shared from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
    She had a turn for narrative, I for analysis; she liked to inform, I to question; so we got on swimmingly together, deriving much entertainment, if not much improvement, from our mutual intercourse.
  • T. shared from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
    Children can feel, but they cannot analyse their feelings; and if the analysis is partially effected in thought, they know not how to express the result of the process in words.
  • T. shared from Bedfellows by Bob Garfield
    being stared at by men was the price of being Angela. To the local riffraff in these environs, she was deemed a total babe, which was true like the Sistine Chapel is a total room. She was, in a word, exquisite.
(Spokane, WA)
T. Szymanowski