quote: . . . in all our efforts to provide "advantages" we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history and possibly the unhappiest.
quote: Commemoration of Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637 There is a pride of faith, more unforgiveable and dangerous than the pride of the intellect. It reveals a split personality in which faith is "observed" and appraised, thus negating that unity born of a dying-unto-self, which is the definition of faith. To "value" faith is to turn it into a metaphysical magic, the advantages of which ought to be reserved for a spiritual elite.
quote: Feast of All Souls To some men it is hard seeing a call of God through difficulties; when if it would but clothe itself with a few carnal advantages, how apparent it is to them! They can see It through a little cranny.
quote: The ideal of self-advancement which the civilizing west offers to backward populations brings with it the plague of individual frustration. All the advantages brought by the West are ineffectual substitutes for the sheltering and soothing anonymity of communal existence.
quote: The presence of a body of well-instructed men, who have not to labor for their daily bread, is important to a degree which cannot be overestimated; as all high intellectual work is carried on by them, and on such work material progress of all kinds mainly depends, not to mention other and higher advantages.
quote: It's been a long time since a visit to America stopped being an infallible formula for strengthening the reputation of European politicians. In the last decade, however, that contact with the American ally can result in at least as many headaches as it does advantages.
quote: One of the advantages of filing electronically is greater accuracy. The system won't accept a return if there is an error on it and consequently the error rate on e-filed returns is less than 1 percent.
quote: Some of us are concerned that the mills in Maine in general have not looked for niche markets. Rather, they're competing in commodity markets where the competition is severe and the advantages that we have here in Maine are not fully utilized.