Tuesday, May 17, 2011

QUOTATION: Our Personal Disposition

One does not have to be gloomy, only serious. For I certainly prefer a man to smile who has a stern countenance, rather than the reverse...But even smiling must be disciplined. For we should not smile at what is disgraceful. Rather, we should blush, lest we seem to take pleasure in it by sympathy.

--St. Clement of Alexandria.