Monday, May 7

Quotes of Note and a Photo



This is the chapel at Duke University, looking from the altar to the rear of the chapel. The word chapel is a misnomer here, as it rivals the cathedrals of Europe in size and grandeur.

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Language is the armory of the human mind; and at once contains the trophies of its past, and the weapons of its future conquests.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, critic, and philosopher (1772-1834)




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If you devote your life to seeking revenge, first dig two graves.

Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)



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Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.

Guy de Maupassant, short story writer and novelist (1850-1893)

21 comments:

rdl said...

I like these!

Peter said...

That certainly is a "chapel" and a half Judy, beautiful!!!

PI said...

Yay for Coleridge! That's some 'chapel'!
We await a bee expert who - I think - is hoping to inherit a swarm but now there is just normal bee activity today. It is a very bee friendly garden and they don't bother me except when thay swarm and are clearly angry.

Claude said...

What a 'chapel'! Great shot! I really like Confucius's quote.

Joy Des Jardins said...

That is a magnificent view...and some chapel Judy...just love it.

utenzi said...

I've been to the chapel about 8 times since moving here 7 years ago, Judy. It's very attractive on the inside though I don't care for the campus in general. The Gothic style is a little heavy for my taste. I've never been willing to use a flash inside the chapel so I don't have any well lit pictures either. It just seems wrong to use the flash somehow...

I think my favorite part is up front where the reliquary is. Am I'm using the right term?

Karen said...

Fabulous photo of the 'chapel'. What a magnificent place.

Love the quotes!

Carolyn said...

The DU chapel IS beautiful. We attended services there on occasion while my older stepson was a student. (He graduated Duke in 2000)

Beverly said...

That is a beautiful photo, Judy. My son's church in Pennsylvania reminded me a bit of a cathedral as well, with its stained glass windows and vaulted ceiling.

Laura said...

Wow. At first I thought I was looking at another European Chapel. I'm going to add that to my list of things to see before I die! Thanks for sharing this one, I had no idea it was so beautiful.
I'm trying to get back to blogging on a regular basis again, very frustrating! lol

Jay said...

Two graves - clearly I am too lazy to be vengeful.

LZ Blogger said...

I love the q\uotes and the shot of Duke's Chapel! Very nice! ~ jb///

Blitz Krieg said...

That Confucius was some smart cookie.

Awareness said...

beautiful photo......! the chapel looks like a cathedral.....

Duke is my Dad's fav. college basketball team.... :)

WordWhiz said...

I go away for a few months and you MOVE!! Good thing I tracked you down! So...how the heck are you? Thanks for stopping by my dormant site. Now that I have time on my hands, I'm finally trying to catch up with my blogger friends. You were naturally up at the top of my list! Hope all is well.

srp said...

I have seen that "chapel" from outside but never inside... It is gorgeous... perhaps Il Duomo in Florence is better but I think the Duke chapel is more beautiful and classically laid out than St. Peters in Rome. I really didn't care for St. Peter's.... except for the cross on top of the altar. The Pieta was so protected and far from the visitors it was hard to see detail.

Wow! What weddings in the Duke chapel must be like!!!!

Mr. Althouse said...

Good quotes. And a beautiful shot of the "chapel."

Thanks for your regular visits and comments on my blog, Judy. It really does mean a lot to me and I always look forward to hearing from you.

Mike

Yes, I was referring to you too in that recent post.

Shephard said...

I love the last quote especially, Judy. Patriotism has always been something I glance at sideways.
~S

Cris said...

Judy... I have been there... I stayed for a month in Raleigh on a work assignment, that was long time ago... :-)

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is a beautiful church, i love seeing old churches.

Geraldo said...

Judy,
I put a comment here yesterday but somehow it didn't make it...
I said I always found it strange that such a big building is called a 'chapel'... I've never been inside it, unfortunately, now I know what I missed. I've been to another beautiful spot in Duke, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Have you shown them here? If not, I hope you will!