Wednesday, November 29, 2006
To what do I direct my energies? What do I value and how do I show it? Where do my thoughts run? ’Tis the season for some “perspective” quotations. I have randomly listed some of my favorites.
“He has made earthly blessings for our benefit, and not for our harm.”
To Christ: “This is the happy life—to rejoice in you and to you and because of you.”
“If you marry the spirit of the age, you’ll soon be a widow.”
“That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.” “Simplify, simplify, simplify.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.”
“I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.”
“Friendship is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to me it is the chief happiness of life. If I had to give a piece of advice to a young man about a place to live, I think I should say, ‘Sacrifice almost everything to live where you can be near your friends.’”
“So, friends, every day do something
that won't compute. Love the Lord.
Love the world. Work for nothing.
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it.”
“There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.”
“We love the things we love for what they are.”