Here's a "Best Of" series. Today we start with: Quotes. I love quotes. I collect them. I know it's an odd thing to collect, but being an avid reader, I can appreciate when someone has said something well.
the heart has its reasons, which reason knows nothing of. -blaise pascal
not all who wander are lost. -j.r.r. tolkien
raisins are nothing but humiliated grapes. -joon
faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times. -martin luther
dwell in possibility. -emily dickinson
if you judge people, you have no time to love them. -mother teresa
kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence and learning. -fredrick w. faber
be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. -plato
an effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves. -lydia m. child
a man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. -woodrow wilson
your big opportunity might be where you are right now. -napoleon hill
although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. -helen keller
you said just the thing i wished you to say. and you made me believe that you meant it. -grace stricker dawson
a work of art is a corner of creation seen through a temperament. -emile zola
if a man advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life in which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. -henry david thoreau
there cannot be a crisis next week- my schedule is already full. -henry kissinger
Budweiser Presents Real American Heroes...
Today we salute you, Jerry, Pat, Jack, etc! Because of your righteously extreme theology you have managed to make the Gospel completely irrelevant to modern man. Because of you, people think that all believers are warmongering, closed minded, hypocritical whackos. You are challenged by those who claim that Darwin was right and that terrorists, and not gays and feminists, are responsible for 9/11. But you know what to do in the face of criticism: denounce your critics as homosexuals, pagans, communists, anti-Americans, or all of the above! So grab an ice cold Budweiser, you Twister of Texts, you Regent of the Ridiculous, because you have the Gospel hijacked...and it's not going anywhere.
being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealing with men. -joseph conrad
Then the time came when the risk it took
To remain tight in a bud was more painful
Than the risk it took to blossom - Anais Nin
There is no sin so great that somebody should die for it. When you start thinking like that you become an animal yourself. – Paul Rusesabagina An Ordinary Man
Kindness is not an illusion and violence is not a rule. The true resting state of human affairs is not represented by a man hacking his neighbor into pieces with a machete. That is a sick aberration. No, the true state of affairs is life as it ought to be lived. –Paul Rusesabagina An Ordinary Man
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have.