Just Sipping Coffee while Sifting the Ruins of Liberalism
Here is a Polanyi-esque one:
To understand is to find confirmation of something previously divined.
This one goes to what I would call our irreducibly Dual Track minds:
Reason is no substitute for faith, just as color is no substitute for sound.
In fact, one might add that a single eye is no substitute for two, since the third dimension only comes into view with the slightly different perspective of each eye. We might say that scientism is the reduction of science from two eyes to one. Conversely, add ears to science, and we have natural philosophy, or the philosophy of science. The integration of all senses and dimensions is metaphysics. The object apprehended is God.
A Catholic should simplify his life and complicate his thought.
In contrast to the liberal, who complicates his life and simplifies his thought. And the simpleminded thoughts are guaranteed to result in more complications, because the world is nonlinear and human nature is not like that.
What is philosophy for the Catholic, but the way intelligence lives its faith.
What is intelligence? It is first and foremost light. When this light illuminates faith, it is as if one finds oneself in a huge cathedral. Conversely, one can shine the same light through materialism, but one finds oneself in a cramped hovel unsuited for man.
Which is why
Words are not enough for civilization to be transmitted. When its architectural landscape crumbles, a civilization's soul deserts.
Liberals always rely on the "youth vote." But
Civilization is what old men manage to salvage from the onslaught of young idealists
That is all. Pleasant sifting!