[Ads-l] The moral arc of the universe

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 14 11:47:39 EST 2017


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On Dec 14, 2017 11:44 AM, "Mark Mandel" <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Cf.:
> *Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; *
> Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all.
> --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
>
> Translation of "Retribution" by Friedrich von Logau in *Sinngedichte III*,
> 2, 24, published c. 1654.
> Compare: "God's mill grinds slow, but sure", George Herbert. *Jacula
> Prudentum*.*
> Sextus Empiricus is the first writer who has presented the whole of the
> adage cited by Plutarch in his treatise "Concerning such whom God is slow
> to punish".
> https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Friedrich_von_Logau
>
> * But see "Was George Herbert the Author of Jacula Prudentum?"
> Herbert G. Wright
> *The Review of English Studies*
> Vol. 11, No. 42 (Apr., 1935), pp. 139-144
> Published by: Oxford University Press
> Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/508774
>
> Mark, being excessively academic
>
> On Dec 13, 2017 5:39 PM, "James A. Landau" wrote:
>
>> The following quote from Martin Luther King has been popping up in my
>> Inbox all day, including in an email from Doug Jones.  A QOTY candidate?
>>
>>  "The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
>>
>> - Jim Landau
>>
>

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