The biggest fool

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

Bonhoeffer on a moral society

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
as quoted on the Rainforest Site

Luther's tree

If Christ were coming again tomorrow, I would plant a tree today.
- Martin Luther
as quoted on God's Politics

Honesty gets you through customs

A distinguished young woman on a flight from Switzerland asked the priest beside her, "Father, may I ask a favor?"
"Of course. What may I do for you?"
"Well, I bought an expensive electronic hair remover that is well over the Customs limits and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through Customs for me? Under your robes perhaps?"
"I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you: I will not lie."
"With your honest face, Father, no one will question you."
When they got to Customs, she let the priest go ahead of her. The official asked, "Father, do you have anything to declare?"
"From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare."
The official thought this answer strange, so he asked, "And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?"
"I have a marvelous little instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date, unused."
Roaring with laughter, the official said, "Go ahead, Father. ... Next!"
Thanks to MadPriest.

Judging and loving

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- mother Teresa

A reason for everything?

Hate has a reason for everything. Love is unreasonable.
- V. Raiuhes Ahaefvthe