Andre Malraux, Art Yohner, Bernard Baruch, Cervantes, Cicero, David Goetz, Edmund Burke, James Conant, John Henry Newman, Mark Buchanan, Mark Twain, Martin E. Marty, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Robert Ingersoll, Thomas Macaulay, Washington Irving, William Jennings Brian, William Stoddard
Capturing big thoughts with picturesque conciseness makes for a quieter and more pensive world. Do you sometimes like less noise? If so, the following is a gift for you today!!
- Consumerism trains us to value things too little, not too much, as it destroys our contentment and thankfulness. (attributed to Mark Buchanan in Christianity Today, October 25, 1999)
- Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based upon excellence of performance. (James Conant)
- Courage is that virtue which champions the cause of right. (Cicero)
- Forgiving the unforgivable is hard. So was the cross: hard words, hard wood, hard nails (William Stoddard)
- Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. (William Jennings Bryan)
- Don’t give up till you have reliable news that God is dead or has forgotten to be gracious. Remember, Moses was once a basket case!
- God gave us memory that we might have roses in December. (James Barrie)
- Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love, and of thought, which, in the course of centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved. (Andre Malraux)
- Every now and then a person’s mind is stretched by a new idea and never shrinks back to its former dimensions. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)
- Facts are to the mind what food is to the body. (Edmund Burke)
- Express honest thought and be a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty. (Robert Ingersoll)
- Forewarned, forearmed – to be prepared is half the battle. (Cervantes)
- God is not opposed to digging the wells of joy with the spade of sorrow. (Art Yohner)
- Not every difference of opinion is a difference in principle. (Thomas Jefferson)
- Every man has a right to his own opinion. But, no man has a right to be wrong in his facts. (Bernard Baruch)
- Great minds have purposes, and others have wishes. (Washington Irving)
- Freedom is a good horse, but you must ride it somewhere. (Matthew Arnold)
- Experience is sometimes a poor teacher. For example, when a cat jumps onto a hot stove lid, he learns to never do that again. However, he has also learned to not jump onto a COLD stove lid. (Mark Twain)
- Great is the one who neither seeks nor shuns greatness, but who finds glory only because glory lay in the plain path of duty. (Thomas Macaulay)
- Frustration and conflict are raw materials for spiritual development. (David Goetz in “Suburban Spirituality” – Christianity Today, July 2003)
- Heaven is a place of happiness because it is a place of holiness. Sin and happiness cannot dwell together.
- Grass is not greener on the other side of the fence, it’s greenest where it’s watered. Water your grass.
- Grow up! is one thing to say to artists who claim to deal boldly with deep topics but have trouble touching on anything so profound as religion. (Martin E. Marty)
- He who is ignorant of what happened before his birth is always a child. (Cicero)
- Here below, to live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. (John Henry Newman in Essay on Development)