Unsorted Quotes, Devotional Bits, "Good 'uns," and Beloved Bible Passages I really, really, really will get these organized someday!!


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Unsorted Quotes, Devotional Bits, "Good 'uns," and Beloved Bible Passages

I really, really, really will get these organized someday!!

  1. We should mind humiliation less if we were humbler. (CS Lewis)

  2. Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance. (Oprah Winfrey)

  3. A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. (Grace Murray Hopper)

  4. Perfect humility dispenses with modesty. (CS Lewis)

  5. I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure. (John D. Rockefeller)

  6. There is no good in trying to be more spiritual than God. God never meant man to be a purely spiritual creature. That is why he used material things like bread and wine to put new life into us. We may think this rather crude and unspiritual. God does not: He invented eating. He likes matter. He invented it. (CS Lewis)

  7. You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters. (Plato)

  8. Be wary of false preachers who smile a lot, dripping with practiced sincerity. Chances are they are out to rip you off some way or other. Don't be impressed with charisma; look for character. (Matthew 7:15)

  9. We can never know that a piece of writing is bad unless we have begun by trying to read it as if it were very good and ended by discovering that we were paying the author an undeserved compliment. (CS Lewis)

  10. It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars. (Garrison Keillor)
  11. In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can't get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God's part. (Matthew 6:14-15 MSG)

  12. Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. 23 If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have! (Matthew 6:22 MSG)

  13. Be especially careful when you are trying to be good so that you don't make a performance out of it. It might be good theater, but the God who made you won't be applauding. (Matthew 6:1 MSG)

  14. It is better to wear out than to rust out. (Bishop Richard Cumberland)

  15. Perhaps in the soul, as in the soil, those growths that show the brightest colours and put forth the most overpowering smell have not always the deepest root. (CS Lewis)

  16. But the great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not. It is not wearied by our sins, or our indifference; and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we shall be cured of those sins, at whatever cost to us, at whatever cost to Him. (CS Lewis)

  17. God touched Jacob's strength (the thigh muscle is the strongest in the body) and turned it into weakness. From that day forward, Jacob walked with a limp so he could never run away again.
    If you want God to bless you and use you greatly, you must be willing to walk with a limp the rest of your life, because God uses weak people. (Rick Warren)

  18. Christians, like snowflakes, are frail, but when they stick together they can stop traffic. (Vance Havner)

  19. God has never been impressed with strength or self-sufficiency. In fact, he is drawn to people who are weak and admit it. (Rick Warren)
  20. The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve. (Albert Schweitzer)

  21. In order to be of service to others we have to die to them; that is, we have to give up measuring our meaning and value with the yardstick of others..... Thus we become free to be compassionate. (Henri Nouwen)

  22. And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. (Matt. 5:41 MSG)

  23. Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can. (John Wesley)

  24. Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. (Mark Twain)

  25. If my life is fruitless, it doesn't matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn't matter who criticizes me. (John Bunyan)

  26. Holy living consists of doing God's work with a smile. (Mother Teresa)

  27. Hence, nearly all vices are rooted in the future. Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead. (CS Lewis)

  28. For you to be successful, sacrifices must be made. It's better that they are made by others but failing that, you'll have to make them yourself. (Rita Mae Brown)

  29. If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way. (Buddha)

  30. God develops the fruit of the Spirit in your life by allowing you to experience circumstances in which you're tempted to express the exact opposite quality!
    Character development always involves a choice, and temptation provides that opportunity. (Rick Warren)

  31. Don't give up, grow up. (Rick Warren)
  32. If you look at the world you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. But if you look at Christ you'll be at rest (Corrie ten Boom)

  33. Everything that happens to a child of God is Father-filtered, and He intends to use it for good even when Satan and others mean it for bad. (Rick Warren)

  34. When life is rosy, we may slide by with knowing about Jesus, with imitating him and quoting him and speaking of him. But only in suffering will we know Jesus. (Joni Eareckson Tada)

  35. Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. (Seneca)

  36. Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water. (Swedish Proverb)

  37. Sadly, a quick review of many popular Christian books reveals that many believers have abandoned living for God's great purposes and settled for personal fulfillment and emotional stability. that is narcissism, not discipleship. (Rick Warren)

  38. How could we endure to live and let time pass if we were always crying for one day or one year to come back — if we did not know that every day in a life fills the whole life with expectation and memory? (CS Lewis)

  39. If we fall, we don't need self-recrimination or blame or anger — we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to recommit, to be whole-hearted once again.

  40. Disillusionment with our local church is a good thing because it destroys our false expectations of perfection. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

  41. He who loves his dream of community more than the Christian community itself becomes a destroyer of the latter. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

  42. People don't care what we know until that know that we care. (Anonymous)

  43. Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. (Rick Warren)

  44. The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. There is a possible Nero in the gentlest human creature that walks. (Thomas Bailey)
  45. I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England. I did not then see what is now the most shining and obvious thing; the Divine humility which will accept a convert even on such terms. The Prodigal Son at least walked home on his own feet. But who can duly adore that Love which will open the high gates to a prodigal who is brought in kicking, struggling, resentful, and darting his eyes in every direction for a chance of escape? (CS Lewis)

  46. We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe. (Oliver Windell Holmes)

  47. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. (CS Lewis)

  48. Miracles: You do not have to look for them. They are there, 24 7, beaming like radio waves all around you. Put up the antenna, turn up the volume - snap... crackle... this just in, every person you talk to is a chance to change the world.... (Hugh Elliott)

  49. While there are illegitimate parents, there are no illegitimate children. (Rick Warren)

  50. There are two kinds of people: those who say to God "Thy will be done" and those to whom God says, "All right then, have it your way."

  51. For this is the end of all the stores.... But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All thier life in this world... had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the great Story, which no one on earth has read, which goes on foever and in which every chapter is better than the one before. (CS Lewis)

  52. It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our final day (Matthew Henry)

  53. Christians should carry spiritual green cards to remind us that our citizenship is in heaven. (Rick Warren)

  54. All that is not eternal is eternally useless (CS Lewis)

  55. When you think about a problem over and over in your mind, that's called worry. When you think about God's Word over and over in your mind, that's meditation (Rick Warren)

  56. It's not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters. (Mother Teresa)
  57. No great deed, private or public, had ever been undertaken in a bliss of certainty. (Leon Wieseltier)

  58. We are not merely imperfect creatures who must be improved: we are, as Newman said, rebels who must lay down our arms. (CS Lewis)

  59. Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. (George Sand)

  60. Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers. (Brenda Ueland)

  61. One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have to to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick. (Rabbi Harold Kushner)

  62. The possibility of pain is inherent in the very existence of a world where souls can meet. When souls become wicked they will certainly use this possibility to hurt one another; and this, perhaps, accounts for four-fifths of the sufferings of men. (CS Lewis)

  63. When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. (Henry J. Kaiser)

  64. Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either. (Golda Meir)

  65. I don't hire people who have to be told to be nice. I hire nice people. (Leona Helmsly)

  66. When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. (Samuel Goldwyn)

  67. The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust. (Henry L. Stimson)

  68. There are illegitimate parents, but there are no illegitimate children. (Rick Warren)

  69. Unless you assume a God, the questiohn of life's purpose is meaningless. (Bertrand Russell)
  70. Hell is a state of mind...and every state of mind, left to itself, every shutting up of the creature within the dungeon of its own mind—is, in the end, Hell. But Heaven is not a state of mind. Heaven is reality itself. All that is fully real is Heavenly. For all that can be shaken will be shaken and only the unshakable remains. (CS Lewis)

  71. Underpromise; overdeliver. (Tom Peters)

  72. If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor. (Sebastien-Roch Nicolas)

  73. What is to give light must endure burning. (Viktor Frankl)

  74. The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God. (CS Lewis)

  75. Journal writing is a voyage to the interior. (Christina Baldwin)

  76. To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains. (Mary Pettibone Poole)

  77. Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal. (Mike Ditka)

  78. Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. (Clarence Darrow)

  79. I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. (Herbert Bayard Swope)

  80. If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact - not to be solved, but to be coped with over time. (Shimon Peres)

  81. Acceptance is such an important commodity, some have called it "the first law of personal growth. (Peter McWilliams)

  82. For human beings, you need two hugs a day to survive, four hugs for maintenance, six hugs to grow. (Virginia Satir)

  83. If somebody hugs you, you know you must be there or they'll go through you. (Leo Buscaglia)

  84. Never forget that we are all still "the early Christians." The present wicked and wasteful divisions between us are, let us hope, a disease of infancy; we are still teething. (CS Lewis)

  85. I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. (Harper Lee)

  86. Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is? ... If there are rats in a cellar you are most likely to see them if you go in very suddenly. But the suddenness does not create the rats: it only prevents them from hiding. In the same way the suddenness of the provocation does not make me an ill-tempered man: it only shows me what an ill-tempered man I am.(CS Lewis)

  87. If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority. (Yugoslav Proverb)

  88. In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia. (Unknown)

  89. I'd rather work with someone who's good at their job but doesn't like me, than someone who likes me but is a ninny. (Sam Donaldson)

  90. Try to love someone who you want to hate, because they are just like you, somewhere inside, in a way you may never expect, in a way that resounds so deeply within you that you cannot believe it. (Margaret Cho)

  91. One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness. (CS Lewis)

  92. [Medicine is] a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.(Napoleon Bonaparte)

  93. I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint — and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. (Ophrah)

  94. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. (Anne Frank)
  95. Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be. (Anton Chekhov)

  96. Happy moments, praise God.
    Difficult moments, seek God.
    Quiet moments, worship God.
    Painful moments, trust God.
    Every moment, thank God (Anonymous)

  97. One person can have a profound effect on another. And two people...well, two people can work miracles. They can change a whole town. They can change the world. (Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider)

  98. For the Church has no beauty but what the Bride-groom gives her; He does not find, but makes her, lovely. (CS Lewis)

  99. Don't argue with an idiot. People watching might not be able to tell the difference. (Anonymous)

  100. You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. (CS Lewis)

  101. Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of the victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. (CS Lewis)

  102. A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. (Dave Meure)

  103. It is very strange that the years teach us patience — that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. (Elizabeth Taylor)

  104. The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy. (Helen Hayes)

  105. Sin will take you farther than you ever thought you'd stray
    Sin will leave you so lost, you think you'll never find your way
    Sin will keep you longer than you ever thought you'd stay
    Sin will cost you more than you ever thought you'd pay
  106. If you would judge of the lawfulness or the unlawfulness of pleasure, then take this simple rule: Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, and takes off the relish of spiritual things — that to you is sin. (Susannah Wesley)

  107. All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be. (CS Lewis)

  108. Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else. (Jane Austen)

  109. When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. (Helen Keller)

  110. What we learn from experience depends on the kind of philosophy we bring to experience. (CS Lewis)

  111. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. (Abraham Lincoln)

  112. Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble. (Carl Jung)

  113. The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth. (Robinson Jeffers, O Magazine, October 2003)

  114. Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. (Chinese Proverb)

  115. War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with. (Lois McMaster Bujold)

  116. When life seems chaotic, you don't need people giving you easy answers or cheap promises. There might not be any answers to your problems. What you need is a safe place where you can bounce with people who have taken some bad hops of their own. (Real Live Preacher)

  117. Make your choice, adventurous stranger, strike the bell and bide the danger, or wonder 'till it drives you mad, what would have happened if you had. (CS Lewis)
  118. When we're stripped of all our worldly possessions and all our fame, family, friends, we all face death alone. But it's that solitude in death that's our common bond in life. I know it's ironic, but that's just the way things are.... Only when we understand all is vanity, only then, it isn't. (Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider — Northern Exposure)

  119. Life is full of obstacle illusions. (Grant Frazier)

  120. Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us. (Charlotte Bronte)

  121. If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. (Albert Einstein)

  122. Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony. (Seneca)

  123. Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Plan more than you can do, then do it. (Anonymous)

  124. Never let your inferiors do you a favor — it will be extremely costly. (H. L. Mencken)

  125. There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere. (Jane Austen)

  126. Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new. (Ursula K. LeGuin)

  127. It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. (W. Somerset Maugham)

  128. Forgiveness is the healing of wounds caused by another. You choose to let go of a past wrong and no longer be hurt by it. Forgiveness is a strong move to make, like turning your shoulders sideways to walk quickly on a crowded sidewalk. It's your move. (Real Live Preacher)

  129. Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it. (Les Brown)

  130. Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. (Shinichi Suzuki)
  131. It took me as long to acquire inhibitions as others (they say) have taken to get rid of them. That is why I often find myself at such cross-purposes with the modern world: I have been a converted Pagan living among apostate Puritans. (CS Lewis)

  132. ...that is very like the problem of all of us: to dress our souls not for the electric lights of the present world but for the daylight of the next. The good dress is the one that will face that light. For that light will last longer. (CS Lewis)

  133. If you're afraid to let someone else see your weakness, take heart: Nobody's perfect. Besides, your attempts to hide your flaws don't work as well as you think they do. (Julie Morgenstern)

  134. Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. (Will Rogers)

  135. Just as you began to feel that you could make good use of time, there was no time left to you. (Lisa Alther)

  136. To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. (Bertrand Russell)

  137. I have always had a kind of longing for death.... It was when I was happiest that I longed most. (CS Lewis)

  138. When we want to be something other than the thing God wants us to be, we must be wanting what, in fact, will not make us happy. (CS Lewis)

  139. Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice. (Minna Thomas Antrim)

  140. Far better things lie ahead than anything we leave behind. (CS Lewis)

  141. A hundred objective measurements didn't sum the worth of a garden; only the delight of its users did that. Only the use made it mean something. (Lois McMaster Bujold)

  142. Pain plants the flag of truth within a rebel fortress. (CS Lewis)

  143. A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind. (Leon Tec)

  144. If you don't risk anything you risk even more. (Erica Jong)

  145. Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them. (Brittany Murphy)
  146. Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  147. Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. (Hyman Rickover)

  148. Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have. (Elizabeth Bowen)

  149. Any community's arm of force — military, police, security — needs people in it who can do neccesary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. To do only the necessary and no more. To constantly question the assumptions, to stop the slide into atrocity. (Lois McMaster Bujold)

  150. Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. (T. S. Eliot)

  151. It has all been very interesting. (Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, last words, 1762)

  152. Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. (Plutarch)

  153. Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent. (Krishnamurti)

  154. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself because it is not there. There is no such thing. (CS Lewis)

  155. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  156. Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

  157. It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. (Aristotle)

  158. Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last. (Greg Evans)

  159. Tradition is a guide and not a jailer. (W. Somerset Maugham)

  160. Only the mediocre are always at their best.(Jean Giraudoux)

  161. Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. (Lord Chesterfied)
  162. Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. (Reggie Leach)

  163. I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that though Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of all that, into something beyond. One has a glimpse of a country where they do not talk of those things, except perhaps as a joke. Every one there is filled full with what we should call goodness as a mirror is filled with light. But they do not call it goodness. They do not call it anything. They are not thinking of it. They are too busy looking at the source from which it comes. But this is near the stage where the road passes over the rim of our world. No one's eyes can see very far beyond that: lots of people's eyes can see further than mine. (CS Lewis)

  164. Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune. (Dr. Thomas Fuller)

  165. We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. (Helen Keller)

  166. Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it. (Jesse Stuart)

  167. You only live once — but if you work it right, once is enough. (Joe E. Lewis)

  168. Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is the loss of a ridge or railway line or bridgehead from which the enemy may launch an attack otherwise impossible. (CS Lewis)

  169. You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand. (Leonardo da Vinci)

  170. For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes. (Dag Hammarskjold)
  171. When we feel stuck, going nowhere — even starting to slip backward — we may actually be backing up to get a running start. (Dan Millman)

  172. It is not our abilities that determine our success in life, it is the choices we make. (Albus Dumbledore, JK Rowling)

  173. ...the human soul was made to enjoy some object that is never fully given — nay, cannot even be imagined as given — in our present mode of spatiotemporal experience. This desire was, in the soul, as the Seige Perilous in Aruthur's castle, the chair in which only one could sit. And if nature makes nothing in vain, the One who sits in the chair must exist. (CS Lewis)

  174. If anybody really wants to know him [Satan] better I would say to that person, "Don't worry. If you really want to, you will. Whether you'll like it when you do is another question." (CS Lewis)

  175. Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. (Aristotle)

  176. What you cannot enforce, do not command. (Sophocles)

  177. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. (CS Lewis)

  178. To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward. (Margaret Fairless Barber)
  179. ...never, here or anywhere else, let us think that while anthropomorphic images are a concession to our weakness, the abstractions are the literal truth. Both are equally concessions; each singly misleading, and the two together, mutually corrective. (CS Lewis)

  180. Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace. (John Dryden)

  181. There's a difference between good sound reasons and reasons that sound good. (Anonymous)

  182. Courage is being scared to death — but saddling up anyway. (John Wayne)

  183. Magnificent promises are always to be suspected. (Theodore Parker)

  184. I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out. (Arthur Hays Sulzberger)

  185. Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders. (Bob Moawad)

  186. I believe, to be sure, that any man who reaches Heaven will find that what he abandoned (even in plucking out his right eye) was precisely nothing: that the kernel of what he was really seeking even in his most depraved wishes will be there, beyond expectation, waiting for him in "the High Countries." (CS Lewis)

  187. We learn and grow and are transformed not so much by what we do but by why and how we do it. (Sharon Salzberg)

  188. The ancestor of every action is a thought. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  189. Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming — "WOW — What a Ride!" (Anonymous)
  190. There are still some fundamentalist separatists around, but most evangelicals, whether within their denominations or not, move rather blithely in a pattern (or in the chaos of)

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