Quotes for November 2005

In my unloveliness…

· 30 November 2005

In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. Created things kept me from you; yet if they had not been in you, they would have not been at all.

— St. Augustine [via]

« πλ | God, Sin »

The unbeliever imagines…

· 29 November 2005

The unbeliever imagines that religion pretends to offer answers, while the believer knows that the only promise it makes is to multiply questions.

— Nicolás Gómez Dávila [via]

« πλ | Religion »

The sense of being…

· 28 November 2005

We have lost the sense of BEING. And thus our BEING has become nothing other than our DOING.

— Author unknown [via]

« πλ | Being »

To believe with certainty…

· 27 November 2005

To believe with certainty, we must begin with doubting.

— Stanislaus Lescynski

« πλ | Doubt, Faith »

The greatest thing is…

· 26 November 2005

The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it means to live. He has penetrated the whole mystery of life: giving thanks for everything.

— Albert Schweitzer [via]

« πλ | Thanksgiving »

Write it on your heart…

· 25 November 2005

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson [via]

« πλ | Attitude, Thanksgiving »

The unthankful heart…

· 24 November 2005

The unthankful heart…discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!

— Henry Ward Beecher

« πλ | Mercy, Thanksgiving »

Not what we say about our blessings…

· 23 November 2005

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

— W.T. Purkiser

« πλ | Thanksgiving »

When we do the best that we can…

· 22 November 2005

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

« πλ | Miracle, Motivation »

I show you doubt…

· 21 November 2005

I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists.

— Robert Browning

« πλ | Doubt, Faith »

We could never learn to be…

· 20 November 2005

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.

— Helen Keller

« πλ | Joy, Suffering »

Generosity is giving more…

· 19 November 2005

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

— Kahlil Gibran

« πλ | Giving, Pride »

Upon death, two questions…

· 18 November 2005

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, “Did you bring joy?” The second was, “Did you find joy?”

— Leo Buscaglia

« πλ | Death, Joy »

Kind words can be…

· 17 November 2005

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

— Mother Teresa

« πλ | Compassion »

The consequences of anger…

· 16 November 2005

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

— Marcus Aurelius

« πλ | Anger »

Begin to weave…

· 15 November 2005

Begin to weave and God will give you the thread.

— German proverb

« πλ | God, Motivation, Proverb »

Thinking is…

· 14 November 2005

Thinking is my fighting.

— Virginia Woolf

« πλ | Identity, Pride »

Sex is…

· 13 November 2005

Sex is the mathematics urge sublimated.

— M.C. Reed [via]

« πλ | Observation »

The heart has its reasons…

· 12 November 2005

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.

— Blaise Pascal

« πλ | Love, Wisdom »

We are cups…

· 11 November 2005

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.

— Ray Bradbury [via]

« πλ | Identity, Joy, Suffering »

The world was designed so…

· 10 November 2005

The world was designed so people would need each other, not so you could be nice, but to give you the opportunity to escape the confines of your own self.

— The Lubavitcher Rebbe [via]

« πλ | Community, Spirituality »

Heaven is not just somewhere you go…

· 9 November 2005

Heaven is not just somewhere you go. It is something you carry with you.

— The Lubavitcher Rebbe [via]

« πλ | Heaven »

Fear is the furnace…

· 8 November 2005

Fear is the furnace where faith is forged.

— George Ross [via]

« πλ | Faith, Fear »

The rivers of Grace cannot flow uphill…

· 7 November 2005

The rivers of Grace cannot flow uphill, up the steep cliff of the proud man’s heart.

— St. Bernard [via]

« πλ | Grace, Pride »

Fear does not come in…

· 6 November 2005

Fear does not come in doing the work; the fear comes in resisting it.

— Deb Sawyer [via]

« πλ | Fear »

No matter how much tarnish…

· 5 November 2005

No matter how much tarnish you think is on the tabernacle of your heart, you still shine because of God’s love.

— Mark Woodward

« πλ | Grace »

You don’t have the power…

· 4 November 2005

You don’t have the power to mess up God’s plans.

— an Al-Anon Courage to Change book [via]

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

« πλ | God, Pride »

When I love I can no longer do…

· 3 November 2005

Love is the fulfillment of the law and should be everyone’s rule of life; in the end it’s the solution to every problem, the motive for all good. “Love and do as you will.” This is the crux. When I love I can no longer do as I will.

— Carlo Carretto, Letters from the Desert

« πλ | Love »

Love and do…

· 2 November 2005

Love and do as you will.

— St. Augustine

Because you will be following God’s will if it is true, real love.

« πλ | Love »

Everything is problematic except…

· 1 November 2005

Everything [in the world] is problematic except one thing: charity, love. Love alone is not a problem for him who lives it.

— Carlo Carretto, Letters from the Desert

« πλ | Love »