Thursday, November 27, 2008

Quote #XXVI

Now come, let us praise the God of the universe,
who everywhere works great wonders,
who from your birth raises us up
and deals with us in mercy.
May he grant us a joyful heart,
and in our days sent Israel lasting peace.
May he confirm his mercy towards us,
and in his own good time grant us deliverance.
--Sirach 50:22-24 (Revised English Bible).

Monday, November 24, 2008

Quote #XXV

"Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security." -- Edmund Burke

St. Augustine (by Sandro Botticelli)

St. Ignatius Loyola (by Francisco Zurbaran)

Benjamin Rush (by Charles Willson Peale)

Patrick Henry at the Virginia House of Burgesses (by Henry Rothermel)

Edmund Burke (by Sir Joshua Reynolds)

Samuel Adams (by John Singleton Copley)

Alexander Hamilton (by John Trumbull)