Wednesday 27 July 2016

Summer Quotations - Wednesday 27th July

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I had more or less assumed that I wasn't going to find a quotation for today.

Then this came up;

"in necessary things unity; in uncertain things freedom; in everything charity"

once again attributed to St Augustine of Hippo, and once again, (thanks, wikipedia), re-attributed to someone else, in this case

the Archbishop of Split (Spalato), Marco Antonio de Dominus in his anti-Papal "De Repubblica Ecclesiastica"

by which you will see that the phrase originates in a theological context. Here's the wikipedia link:,_in_dubiis_libertas,_in_omnibus_caritas

Well, it might originate from a Christian theological source, but the words have a lot going for them in any context...

starting with which things are to be considered necessary... and that is where everything begins to tumble

No, much better to start at the end and work backwards... "in everything, charity (caritas)"

In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas

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