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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!