monks Quotes

Four of the best book quotes about monks
“He did not rate that text at a plucked hen Which says that hunters are not holy men And that a monk uncloistered is a mere Fish out of water, flapping on the pier, That is to say a monk out of his cloister. That was a text he held not worth an oyster”
“The old monk winced in surprise and narrowed his eyes as he looked around at the manuscripts piled on the shelves around him.”
“I tell jokes and cut capers about the place and make the monks laugh. They all say I’m possessed by the devil and insult me. But I say to myself: It can’t be true; God must like fun and laughter.”
“Certainly, women are the least to be trusted of all animals, monks and abbots excepted.”
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