John La Farge Quotes (1 quote)
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
―John La Farge
Variant: "For those who believe in God no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe in God explanation is possible." - As quoted in: "Valley Morning Star", 28 July 1937, Page 6. Also in: "The Catholic Digest, Volume 6" (College of St. Thomas, 1941) by Paul C. Bussard, page 12. And in: "The Readers digest reader" (1946), p. 243.
This quote also appears on the movie The Song of Bernadette (1943), after the opening credits. And recently has been attributed to Saint Thomas Aquinas.
“I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.”
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird - Harmonium (1923)
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle, but if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
“A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so he gave him another six months.”
“Punning is an art of harmonious jingling upon words, which, passing in at the ears, excites a titillary motion in those parts; and this, being conveyed by the animal spirits into the muscles of the face, raises the cockles of the heart.”
The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D. D. Arranged by Thomas Sheridan (J. Johnson, 1803), p. 125, "The Art of Punning"
“A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.”
Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches (1963 edition), Transaction Publishers - ISBN: 9781412822220
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John La Farge
Born: February 13, 1880
Died: November 25, 1963 (aged 83)
Bio: John LaFarge, Jr. was an American Jesuit priest and a strong supporter of anti-racist policies.