Monday, May 02, 2011

The Rationalist

The optimist says, "The glass is half full."
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

None Before

"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.