Quote of the Week: Never Safe against Temptation

“Americans are never safe against the temptation of claiming God too simply as the sanctifier of whatever we most fervently desire. This is vanity. To be effective in the world, we need a sense of modesty about the virtue, wisdom, and power available to us and a sense of contrition about the common human frailties and foibles which lie at the foundation of both the enemy’s demonry and our vanities.”

~ Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., paraphrasing Reinhold Niebuhr in the New York Times article, Forgetting Reinhold Niebuhr.

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