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.
“Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.”
Martí : Thoughts/Pensamientos (1994)
“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”
―Alexis de Tocqueville
Letter to Ernest de Chabrol, 9 June 1831 Tocqueville Reader, p. 41
“I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.”
―John Greenleaf Whittier
The eternal Goodness, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.”
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)
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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.