Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thought for the Day: Newman on Relentlessly Reasoned Ideas and Hard Hearts

No ideas are more wild than those which are relentlessly reasoned out by the hard heart and the sober judgement.

John Henry Newman, The Theological Papers of John Henry Newman on Faith and Certainty (Oxford, 1976), ed. H.M. de Achaval and J.D. Holmes (p. 95, from Newman’s notebook, 1863).