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Written by Sherry   
Tuesday, 30 October 2007 10:06
Oh frabjous day!

More random quote generators than you can shake a stick at:

The wonderful Gerard Manley Hopkins poem generator:


THE best ideal is the true
And other truth is none.
All glory be ascribèd to
The holy Three in One.

-- Gerard Manley Hopkins. Poems (1918).

The glorious G. K. Chesterton day by day quotes

JUNE 22nd

THOSE thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it.

G.K. Chesterton, 'Tremendous Trifles.'

The profound Desert Fathers quote generator:

Of the infirmity of forgetfulness, and how we ought not to despond because of it.

A certain brother said to one of the elders, "Lo, my father, I frequently consult the elders, and they give me advice for the salvation of my soul, yet of all that they say to me I can remember nothing." Now it happened that there were two vessels standing empty beside the old man to whom he spoke. He therefore said to the brother, "Go, take one of the vessels. Put water in it. Wash it, and pour the water out of it again. Then put it back, clean, into its place." The brother did so. Then said the old man, "Bring both vessels here. Look at them carefully, and tell me which is the cleaner." "Surely," said the brother, "that is the cleaner which I washed with the water." Then said the old man to him again, "Even so it is, my son, with the soul which frequently hears the words of God. Even although the memory retain none of them, yet is that soul purer than his who never seeks for spiritual counsel."

Random Music - quotes from Jacques Maritain

Paradise consists, as St. Augustine says, in the joy of the Truth. Contemplation is paradise on earth, a crucified paradise.

-- Jacques Maritain, in Scholasticism and Politics, 1940.

All via the generosity of the Jacques Maritain center of Notre Dame.

Add that to the P. G. Wodehouse random quote generator and what more could you ask for?

If I had had to choose between him and a cockroach as a companion for a walking-tour, the cockroach would have had it by a short head.

Very Good, Jeeves (1930) ``The Spot of Art'

Any other great quote generators that you recommend?