Quote of the Week

The Happiness of Tea

February 23, 2011

The mere chink of cups and saucers  tunes the mind to happy repose  —                                – George Gissing

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Yes, Victor!; or planning the tapestry of life

October 18, 2010

“He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.” -Victor Hugo […]

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Quote of the Week: Marie’s Duty

May 24, 2010

“Anyone who has received from God the gift of knowledge and eloquence  has a duty not to remain silent.”   This week’s quote is from Marie de France. On a different, but suprisingly related note – I’ve been listening to alot of Rich Mullins lately. I was pondering his song “Creed” this morning and reflecting […]

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Quote of the Week: Edith Hamilton on Faith and Literature

March 12, 2010

American educator and popularizer of Greek and Roman literature, Edith Hamilton has a couple of aphoristic sayings I think interesting enough to be the Quote of the Week: “Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.” “A people’s literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day […]

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William Cunningham’s advice to theology students on their use of the Sabbath – Reformation21 Blog

February 11, 2010

I was alerted to this quote from William Cunningham in  “William Cunningham’s advice to theology students on their use of the Sabbath” on Reformation21 Blog  Your professional studies may rightly occupy the principal share of your time and attention for six days in the week, just like the ordinary lawful secular business of other men; […]

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Quote: The Mind

December 8, 2009

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch

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Quote of the Week: Faith In What?

November 1, 2009

I do not recall another period when “faith” was as popular as it is today. If only we believe hard enough we’ll make it somehow. So goes the popular chant. What you believe is not important. Only believe…What is overlooked in all this is that faith is good only when it engages truth; when it […]

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Quote of the Week: On Reading and the Good of it!

October 14, 2009

So, i’ve succumbed. Like many I have some sort of ailment. It may just be the seasonal flu – for the first time in six years I haven’t had the flu vaccine and it won’t be a mistake I make again. However, all this intercontinental travel got the better of that part of my planning. […]

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Quote of the Week: It’s a matter of attitude?

September 6, 2009

Apparently it is all a matter of attitude… A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. William Arthur Ward An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimistsees only the red stoplight….The truly wise person is colorblind. Albert Schweitzer Attitude is a little thing that makes a big […]

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Quote of the Week: "What o’clock is it, children dear?"

August 7, 2009

What o’clock is it, children dear? Ask of the dandelions here! Blow, blow, blow, and away they go— But they do not tell us the time you know! Say, what month is it, children dear? We think it is August because we hear The swing of the sickle, restless and slow,And that’s a sign of […]

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