Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Quote for the day

"Discontent is the first step in progress. No one knows what is in him till he tries, and many would never try if they were not forced to."

– Basil Maturin
British cleric Basil Maturin, renowned for his oratory skill, was ordained as an Anglican but later converted to Catholicism. He was born in 1847 in Ireland. He ministered in Philadelphia before returning to England in 1888 to resolve his conflict about his religious identity. He died on board the Lusitania when it was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915. He was observed giving last rites as the ship sank, looking pale but calm.

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