Tuesday, 6 November 2012

anger and courage

When I was on my way back to Vienna last week, I came across this quote by Augustine: 
'Hope has two beautiful daughters: Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and courage to ensure they don't stay the way they are.' 
If this is true then I am filled with hope.


  1. To me that sounds like grim determination, and not a lot like hope.
    But of course there is a lot to be said for defining words in ways completely different from their conventional meaning for poetic (or theological?) purposes, I guess.

  2. if this is true, I am filled with a lot of hope, too.