Did the last set of proverbs /words of wisdom stir your mind? Hoping they did, I invite you to ponder the following. You will see some familiar authors; others reside in anonymity. Some are professing Christians, others are not. Some are quite contemporary; others are not. What they share is uncommon sense and sensitivity that cast a beam on a darkened path. So, read, let the light shine, and then walk with increased certainty.
- The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has no one to thank (Chesterton)
- Great joy caries within it the intimations of immortality (Yancey in CT’s “The Ample Man who Saved My Life”)
- The Christian idea has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.” (Chesterton)
- One of the strongest arguments in favor of Christianity is the failure of Christians, who thereby prove what the Bible teaches about the Fall and original sin. (Chesterton)
- By words, the mind is winged. (Aristophanes)
- When you re-read a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before. (Clifton Fadiman)
- We read to know we are not alone. (student to CS Lewis in Shadowlands)
- I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves. (E M Forster)
- Life is like a parachute jump. You have to get it right the first time.(Margaret Mead)
- In light of what the world is, don’t despise the creatively maladjusted.
- Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet them on the way down. (Jimmy Durante)
- There are no grades of vanity, only grades of ability to conceal it. (Mark Twain)
- Be the change you wish to see in the world (Gandhi)
- Nothing in the world is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. (Winston Churchill)
- Cherish your happy moments. They are a fine cushion for old age. (Booth Tarkington)
- Happiness? The simple harmony between you and the life you lead. (Albert Camus)
- What a tangled web do parents weave when they think their children are naïve. (Ogden Nash)
Which ones resonate with you? Use the comment box to share your thoughts!