Michael Gilligan:  

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Niles CollegeClass of 1963
Niles, IL
St. Giles SchoolClass of 1957
Oak park, IL
St. Angela SchoolClass of 1957
Chicago, IL

Michael's Story

Michael is from Oak Park, Illinois. He is single. His schools include Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary School, St. Giles School, St. Angela School. He later attended University of Toronto (Sts Pierre et Miquelon) (French), Laval University, Quebec (French), University of Saint Mary of the Lake (Liberal Arts at Niles College, Philosophy BA). He works(ed) at ACP Publications. Michael's interests include Anthropology, Hall, M. C. Escher. Music he likes includes Classical, Early Rock, Irish Tradiitional. Books he likes include The Little Prince Official, You Just Don't Understand, Way of life. Movies he likes include Doctor Zhivago, Fargo, Braveheart. TV shows he likes include charlemagne, Nova+, Wall Street Week. One of Michael's favorite quotes is:"Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Col 3:17) Little people talk about other people. Ordinary people talk about things. Great people talk about ideas. (Helen Gilligan) If people cannot write well, they cannot think well. And if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them. (George Orwell) Dominus custodiat viam justorum. (Psalm 1) To those to whom much is given, much is expected. (Luke 12:48) When you have all done all that you have been commanded to do, say only, "We are useless servants; we have merely done our duty." (Luke 17:10) The wisest man can learn from the humblest peasant. (Confucius) Wisdom is not a product of schooling but rather the lifelong attempt to acquire it. (Albert Einstein) Sound translation is not making it possible for the reader to grasp the original idea but instead making it certain that the reader does grasp it. (Eugene Nida) One mark of an educated man is his ability to differ without becoming angry, sarcastic, or discourteous. Such a man recognizes that in contingent matters there will always be a place for legitimate differences of opinion. (Bishop James Shannon) The words are to serve the meaning, and not the meaning the words . . . Whoever wants to speak German must not use Hebrew idiom. Rather, once he understands the Hebrew author, he must see to it that he concentrates on the sense of the text, asking himself, 'Please, what do the Germans say in that instance?" (Martin Luther) Once you have experienced what's best, you can't go back to what's far from it. (Joan Termini) I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. (Again, Einstein) Quidquid recipitur, reciptiur secundum modum recipientis. Words are words. Things are things. (Robert Taft, S.J.) It makes no sense to say that people don't think about the words they sing in the liturgy. Most people don't think about...Expand for more
anything. (Again, vintage Taft) Iin 1889, 7 years after Ralph Waldo Emerson’s death, his admirer Sarah Yule claimed that she once heard him say: “If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap, than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.” Always go to the source, in the original language. Don't trust anybody. Don't trust me. (Aidan Kavanagh, O.S.B.) You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. (Theresa Casey et al.) It is better to remain silent and be thoght a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. (Abralam Lincoln) Aimer, ce n'est point nous regarder, l'un l'autre, mais regarder ensemble dans la meme direction. (Anotoine d Saint Exupe'ry) See everything. Disregard much. Change little. (St. Bernard)". More about Michael:"Welcome! The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, and I have miles to go before I sleep. ( Robert Frost) Abusus non tollit usum. A scholar's wisdom comes from ample leisure. If a man is to be wise, he must be relieved of other tasks. THE WORD OF THE LORD. (Ecclesiasticus/Sirach 38:24) You can only sit in one chair at at time. (Mike Gilligan +1973) Man ist was Man isst. There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadeqate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There are no dumb questions. (Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World, p. 323) In medio stat virtus. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men. (Lord Acton) Wir sind zu bald alt und zu spa"t weise. The 21-year old Republican has no heart; the 61-year old Democrat has no head. (after Francois Guisot) In many fields, there are people who don't know. That's one thing. Then there are people who don't know that they don't know. That's another thing. (Helen Gilligan) It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. (Charles Darwin) Sine sanctione nulla lex. [T]he rise of the West was based on four primary victories of reason. The first was the development of faith in progress within Christian theology. The second victory was the way that faith in progress translated into technical and organizational innovations, many of them fostered by monastic estates. The third was that, thanks to Christian theology, reason informed both political philosophy and practice...The final victory involved the appllication of reason to commerce. (Rodney Stark, The Victory of Reason, p. xiii) The whole reason I was born, the whole reason I came into the world is to testify to the truth. (You'd better know who) L'habit ne fait pas le moine. We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive at the beginning, and see the place for the first time (T.S. Eliot) Nolite jacere margaritas tuas ante porcos, nec quod sacntum est canibus. (Matt 7:6) The suspicion of a wise man is worth more than the certitude of a fool. (Arabian proverb)".
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