Quotes — Ponder (15 entries)

Did you ever…

Did you ever stop to think and forget to start again?

— Author unknown [via]

« πλ | 12 Sep 2004 »

Everything is a miracle…

There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.

— Albert Einstein

« πλ | 23 Jan 2004 »


All is gift. Your next breath is gift. Reading this sentence is gift. Your next thought is gift. What you feel in your heart at this very moment, whether it is happiness or sadness or some thing else, is gift. You are a gift. So, are you going to keep the gift, or give it to someone?

— Mark Woodward

« πλ | 21 Dec 2005 »

Have you ever watched…

Have you ever watched the unceasingness of a brook and imagined it to be the living waters of God, always accessible and always flowing?

— T.S. O’Rama [via]

« πλ | 14 Nov 2006 »

If you lived each day, each breath, as…

What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a masterpiece unfolding every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath.

— Thomas Crum

« πλ | 15 Nov 2006 »

Is time…

Is time the wheel that turns, or the track it leaves behind?

— Kelstar’s Riddle

« πλ | 22 Jun 2005 »

It’s a healthy thing now and then…

In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

— Bertrand Russell [via]

« πλ | 9 Jul 2004 »

Light and Darkness

Is everything light, surrounding pockets of darkness? Or is everything darkness, surrounding little pockets of light?

— Peter Kreeft, Making Sense Out of Suffering

Which one does the post-modern world say yes to? Christ, of course, says yes to the opposite.

« πλ | 26 Jan 2006 »

Mind and intelligence are woven…

Mind and intelligence are woven into the fabric of our universe in a way that altogether surpasses our understanding.

— Freeman Dyson

« πλ | 22 Oct 2004 »

Sliced bread…

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

— George Carlin

« πλ | 1 Apr 2005 »

The whole history of science…

The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.

— Stephen W. Hawking

« πλ | 24 Oct 2004 »

We are cowards in everything save in…

How is it Lord that we are cowards in everything save in opposing You?

— St. Teresa of Avila

« πλ | 11 Nov 2004 »

What could I be missing…

Seize the day, they say. Live each moment as if it’s your last. It’s such a daunting task, when I think about it. Like, sitting here right now, typing these words, what could I be missing?

— Christine Castro [via]

« πλ | 18 Oct 2006 »

Why do we kill people…

Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?

— Seen on a bumper sticker

« πλ | 24 Feb 2004 »

Why do you hasten…

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul, you postpone the cure until next year?

— Horace

« πλ | 6 Jul 2004 »