Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Quote of the Day

To fail to study history and ponder deeply what it means to be human, to refuse to contemplate the human condition revealed so resplendently in great literature, and to decline to think through the sources of our religious differences and the ethical and philosophical quandaries of the day is to impoverish our potential for making good decisions for ourselves and for our country.

--Congressman Jim Leach, former Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Messiah College Humanities Symposium Speaker, and darn good high school wrestler, on the occasion of the opening of St. Ambrose College's Middle East Institute.