Monday, 20 April 2009

Quote of the Day

"One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life." E.M Forster

This quote comes from the essay Forster wrote in support of humanism called "What I beleive".

Bertrand Russell wrote an essay with the same title to go alongside it from which this comes:

"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge".

Today these words about trust, love and humanity spoke to and guided my faith and hope. Not sure what Richard Dawkins would say about that., but hey.

1 Comment:

J. K. Gayle said...

Thanks for these quotations, Jane!

And the question about Dawkins. He confesses to love and its inspiration when dedicating his book, a devil's chaplain, to his daughter as "an eighteenth birthday present, with a father's love." Elsewhere, he says that a human mother's love for her daughter is nothing more than an ape's affection for its offspring. It must be absolutely awful not to be able to admit to anyone one's bald-faced contradictions.