Louis IX of France quotes

  • In order to avoid contention, never contradict anyone, except in case of sin or some danger to a neighbor; and when necessary to contradict others, and to oppose your opinion to theirs, do it with so much mildness and tact, as not to appear to do violence to their mind, for nothing is ever gained by taking up things with excessive warmth and hastiness.
    -- Louis IX of France

    #Anger #Order #Mind

  • In prosperity, give thanks to God with humility and fear lest by pride you abuse God's benefits and so offend him.
    -- Louis IX of France

    #Humility #Pride #Giving

  • The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.

  • In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.

  • There's a lot of bitterness, there's a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.

  • I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.

  • When I make a photograph I want it to be an altogether new object, complete and self-contained, whose basic condition is order (unlike the world of events and actions whose permanent condition is change and disorder).

  • In order to be universal, you have to be rooted in your own culture.

  • In order for answers to become clear, the questions have to be clear.

  • The university is our culture's assertion that what is made by the mind has value and can convey values.

  • The minds of stone lovers had colonised stones as lichens clung to them with golden or grey-green florid stains. The human world of stones is caught in organic metaphors like flies in amber. Words came from flesh and hair and plants. Reniform, mammilated, botryoidal, dendrite, haematite. Carnelian is from carnal, from flesh. Serpentine and lizardite are stone reptiles ; phyllite is leafy-green.

  • The inspired moment may sometimes be described as a kind of hallucinatory state of mind: one half of the personality emotes and dictates while the other half listens and notates. The half that listens has better look the other way, had better simulate a half attention only, for the half that dictates is easily disgruntled and avenges itself for too close inspection by fading entirely away.