"The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Christopher Dawson on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Christopher Dawson on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Christopher Dawson on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Christopher Dawson on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Christopher Dawson on William Shakespeare
"And so, today, if the state can no longer appeal to the old moral principles that belong to the Christian tradition, it will be forced to create a new official faith and new moral principles which will be binding on its citizens."
"You can give men food and leisure and amusements and good conditions of work, and still they will remain unsatisfied. You can deny them all these things, and they will not complain so long as they feel that they have something to die for."
"Law describes the way things would work if men were angels."
"As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."
"Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture."