Friday, July 2, 2021

Time for some quotes

(From the Mastery Foundation Quote box.)

You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for or to them. --Malcolm Forbes

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use the pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time--a tremendous whack. --Winston Churchill

Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. --Hermann Hesse

Train yourself to listen to that small voice that tells us what is important and what's not. --Sue Grafton

You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of you hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand. --Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit 

The world is cold, make it your business to build fires. --Horace Traubel

God, whose love and joy/are present everywhere/can't come to visit you/unless you aren't there.  --Angelus Silesius

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future of man if he spent less time proving he could outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. --E.B. White

The spirit of liberty is that spirit that is not too sure it is right. --Judge Learned Hand

He drew a circle that shut me out/Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout/But love and I had the wit to win;/We drew a circle that took him in. --Edwin Markham

In dreams and love there are no impossibilities. --Janos Arany

Enjoy pondering all that!


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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.