Posted by: frroberts | January 7, 2018

Spiritual Thought for the Day

“If we attempt to effect a moral improvement by means of poetry, we shall but mature into mawkish, frivolous, and fastidious sentimentalism.”

John Henry Newman, “The Tamworth Reading Room.”


Responses

  1. What? I love poetry and it contributes to moral improvement in that it makes you think and is satisfying to the heart which longs for beauty. Not agreeing with this from Cardinal Newman at all. :(

    Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: