Friday, April 29, 2011

Today's Quote for Thought

The remark I'd like to share today comes from seventeenth-century Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci's T'ien-chu Shih-i, a Confucian-Christian dialogue, the title of which may be rendered into English as The True Meaning of the Lord of Heaven. At one point in the course of that dialogue, the Christian sage remarks:
For the calamity which has befallen mankind is that, having become sick in mind, men no longer know the excellent flavor of virtue. (Matteo Ricci, T'ien-chu Shih-i 313)

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