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To Pause and Ponder…

Cindy on July 6, 2008 at 11:28 pm

For a while I have been keeping a list of quotes that have resonated with me from random books I have read. Although this is not my compete list, I figured I would share some with you.

If you have any to add, feel free…

There are an infinity of angles at which one falls, only one at which one stands.

- G. K. Chesterson

We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.

- Herman Melville

Over the margins of life comes a whisper, a faint call, a premonition of richer living which we know we are passing by. Strained by the very mad pace of our daily outer burdens, we are further strained by inward uneasiness, because we have hints that there is a way of life vastly richer and deeper than all this hurried existence, a life of unhurried serenity and peace and power.

- Thomas Kelly, A Testament of Devotion

Our life is not our own property but a possession of God. And it is this divine ownership that makes life a sacred thing.

- Abraham Heschel, Man is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion

To be a member is to have neither life, being, nor movement, except through the spirit of the body, and for the body.

- Blaise Pasca

In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.

- Isaac Newton

He jests at scars who never felt a wound.

- Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

With the help of the thorn in my foot, I spring higher than anyone with sound feet.

- Soren Kirekegaard

The hand is the visible part of the brain.

- Immanuel Kant

A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intellegently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth.

- James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

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