Monday, May 02, 2011
The pessimist says, "The glass is half empty."
The rationalist says, "This glass is twice as big as it needs to be."
- from Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klien
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
"It is necessary that that which hath a beginning must have some cause, some author that gave it a beginning, but God never had a beginning; there was none before him, and therefore none that gave him his being. He thanks no one for his being; doth not, nor ever did depend upon any for it, but receives his being from himself, and depends alone on himself. Neither doth he thank anyone for anything he enjoys: his power, his wisdom, his excellency, his glory, his honor, and authority are his own, and received from none other."
- Jonathan Edwards, Works 10, 419.