Diogenes Laertius has handed down to us some fascinating source material in his work Lives of Eminent Philosophers. The historical background he provides for Paul’s address on Mars Hill is extremely enlightening, and yet it seems to be completely ignored by most expositors of the book of Acts. [Read more…]
ALONE, in bad company.
BIGOT, one obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion you do not entertain.
BRUTE, see husband.
EGOTIST, a person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.
HANDKERCHIEF, a small square of silk or linen used at funerals to
conceal a lack of tears.
LOVE, a temporary insanity curable by marriage.
MARRIAGE, a master, a minstress and two slaves, making in all,
MEEKNESS, uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worthwhile.
OPPOSITION, in politics the party that prevents the government from
running amuck by hamstringing it.
OPTIMIST, a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.
POLITENESS, acceptable hyprocrisy.
POSITIVE, mistaken at the top of one’s voice.
SAINT, a dead sinner revised and edited.
TRICHINOSIS, the pig’s reply to pork chops.
VIRTUES, certain abstentions.