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All wisdom begins in wonder, and this delight kindles a desire for truth that leads us on a quest for the really real -- the source of being itself. Hence, the philosophical impulse, albeit often manifested in atheistic and irreverent stumblings in the dark of human ignorance, begins and ultimately ends in theology -- communicating and communing with our origin and goal. We men are rational animals who seek to know. We are agents of truth who want correct answers to questions that we must ask. From the noblest objects of contemplation to the seemingly insignificant everyday trivialities of life, we attempt to unravel perplexing knots. Limited, blind, and distracted, we nevertheless struggle for wisdom. This is our lot, and it is also our glory.
Saturday, April 17, A.D. 2010
Cummings on Politicians

In his recent radio spot, John Derbyshire quotes a delightful aphorism by E.E. Cummings:

a politician is an arse upon
which everyone has sat except a man

How perennial.

Posted by Joseph on Saturday, April 17, Anno Domini 2010
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