We are the times: as we are, such are the times.
(Nos sumus tempora: quales sumus, talia sunt tempora.)
– St. Augustine
The times are evil because men are evil. Men must become good in order for the times to become good.
(Mala sunt tempora, quia mali sunt homines. Debent homines fieri boni, ut bona fiant et tempora.)
-Pope Pius XII
As a condition of using and posting these quotes, the source demanded that I also post the following, which he thinks I stand in the mirror and recite to myself every night before going to bed.
He is wrong. I recite this to myself in the shower, thank you very much. (Kidding, kidding.)