Quotes for August 2006

Anything said in…

· 31 August 2006

Quid quid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.
(Anything said in Latin sounds profound.)

— Author unknown

« πλ | Observation »

The prickly thorn produces…

· 30 August 2006

Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses.

— Ovid

« πλ | Joy, Suffering »

Men gladly believe…

· 29 August 2006

Men gladly believe that which they wish for.

— Julius Caesar

« πλ | Observation »

Don’t carry logs…

· 28 August 2006

Don’t carry logs into the forest.

— Horace

« πλ | Proverb »

Nothing would be done…

· 27 August 2006

Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.

— John Henry Cardinal Newman [via]

« πλ | Observation »

What soap is…

· 26 August 2006

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.

— Jewish Proverb [via]

« πλ | Proverb »

When you are making so much noise…

· 25 August 2006

How can you expect God to speak in that gentle and inward voice which melts the soul, when you are making so much noise with your rapid reflections? Be silent and God will speak again.

— Francois Fénelon

« πλ | Prayer »

Shrouded in the silent mysteries…

· 24 August 2006

There is much in Christianity which can be subjected to exact analysis. But the ultimate things are shrouded in the silent mysteries of God.

— Hans Urs von Balthasar [via]

« πλ | Mystery »

Impossible to resolve except by

· 23 August 2006

When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door.

— Simone Weil

« πλ | Grace, Paradox »

The mysteries of faith are degraded…

· 22 August 2006

The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.

— Simone Weil

« πλ | Contemplation »

We think we shall be satisfied…

· 21 August 2006

If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.

— Simone Weil

« πλ | Suffering »

Relationships are about…

· 20 August 2006

Relationships are about reality, not potentiality.

— Robert B. Mackay

« πλ | Relationship »

Changing our hearts…

· 19 August 2006

Are we Christians in this country really changing our hearts, or do we just believe in a change of heart…?

— Johann Baptist Metz

« πλ | Attitude, Being »

History is not to be…

· 18 August 2006

History is not to be whitewashed “by a screening out of the importance of suffering.”

— Johann Baptist Metz

« πλ | Suffering »

The church is not…

· 17 August 2006

Certainly, the church is not primarily a moral institution, but the bearer of a hope.

— Johann Baptist Metz

« πλ | Hope, Religion »

Less is…

· 16 August 2006

Less is only more where more is no good.

— Frank Lloyd Wright [via]

« πλ | Art, Observation »

A blade of praise…

· 15 August 2006

The seed, swollen with moisture, burst asunder its covering of soil and out peers the blade of wheat, full of symbols. So faith, whose bosom is filled with goodly fruits, is a blade of praise.

— St. Ephrem the Syrian

« πλ | Faith »

Surround yourself with…

· 14 August 2006

Surround yourself with people who believe you can.

— Dan Zadra

« πλ | Motivation »

Be there again…

· 13 August 2006

Remember when you were at your best? Now be there again.

— William Patterson

« πλ | Motivation »

Made us weak…

· 12 August 2006

Something we were withholding, made us weak, until we found it was ourselves.

— Robert Frost

It is our manufactured, prideful false self holding us back.

« πλ | Being »

Somewhere someone is…

· 11 August 2006

Somewhere someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer.

— Louise L. Hay

« πλ | Motivation »

Your own Promised Land…

· 10 August 2006

You are your own Promised Land, your own new frontier.

— Julia Cameron

« πλ | Being, Identity »

Keep the light…

· 9 August 2006

Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light.

— Theodore Roethke

« πλ | Attitude, Being »


· 8 August 2006

We are so much more undiscovered than we are discovered.

— Kobi Yamada

In seeking ourselves, we discover God. In seeking God, we discover ourselves.

« πλ | Being »

Know not what…

· 7 August 2006

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

— William Shakespeare

Do we really know what we are?

« πλ | Being »

Coded inside us…

· 6 August 2006

We all have the extraordinary coded inside us, waiting to be released.

— Jean Houston

We all have royal blood in us for we are sons and daughters of the Most High, our Father in Heaven.

« πλ | Being »

God wanted you to be you…

· 5 August 2006

There is only one you. God wanted you to be you. Don’t you dare change just because you’re outnumbered!

— Charles Swindoll

« πλ | Being »

If you are…

· 4 August 2006

If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire.

— St. Catherine of Siena

« πλ | Being »

Bound to bear patiently…

· 3 August 2006

Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own behavior.

— Phaedrus [via]

« πλ | Sin, Virtue »

The question confronting the Church…

· 2 August 2006

The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.

— Pope John Paul II [via]

« πλ | Religion »

If we seek…

· 1 August 2006

If we seek the Buddha outside the mind, the Buddha changes into a devil.

— Dogen [via]

If we seek Jesus outside the heart, Jesus changes into an idol.

« πλ | Awareness, Truth »