John Lancaster Spalding — American Author born on June 02, 1840, died on August 25, 1916

John Lancaster Spalding was an American author, poet, advocate for higher education, the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria from 1877 to 1908 and a co-founder of The Catholic University of America... (wikipedia)

We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one which has befallen us.
As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.
The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.