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Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing yo ur concern for yourself

. -John MacNaughton After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music . -Aldous Huxley The music of the brook silenced all conversation. -Longfellow, Kavanagh, Chapte r 21. 'Tis Noon:—a calm, unbroken sleep Is on the blue waves of the deep; A soft haze, like a fairy dream, Is floating over wood and stream; And many a broad magnolia flower, Within its shadowy woodland bower, Is gleaming like a lovely star. Geo. D. Prentice—To an Absent Wife, St. 2. Your cause doth strike my heart. -Cymbeline. Act I. Sc. 6. L. 118. Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips,—e specially prunes and prism. -Dickens, Little Dorrit. Bk. II. Ch. V. There are no tricks in plain and simple faith. -Julius Caesar, Act IV, Sc. 2. L. 20. I am not now That which I have been. -Byron, Childe Harold. Canto IV. St. 185. In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs. -Milton, Paradise Lost. Bk. I. L. 597. The sublime and ridiculous are often so nearly related that it is difficult to c lass them separately. One step below the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one s tep above the ridiculous makes the sublime again. -Thomas Paine, Theological Wo rks, The Age of Reason. Pt. II. Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. -Michael Pollan Eat food cooked by humans, not corporations. -Michael Pollan Spend as much time enjoying the meal as it took to prepare it. -Michael Pollan What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly. -Mignon McLaughlin Tears are the one deposit on earth that are stored in heaven. -Dr. Jere Melilli , Sermon, Feb. 10, 2010. All thought is a feat of association; having what's in front of you bring up som ething in your mind that you almost didn't know you knew. -Robert Frost The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative con clusion-these are the most valuable coin of the thinker at work. -Jerome S. Bru ner The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh You are, every day, writing the story of your life by every decision you make, e very thought you think, every action you take. You are the producer. You are the main actor. You are the main script writer. You can make the story of your life as eventful or as boring as you please. -China Sinclair If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land; but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword. --The Bible, Isaiah 1:19-20, New International Version. I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do wh at was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw y ourself into the sea,' and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive wha tever you ask for in prayer. -Jesus Christ, The Bible, Matthew 21:21-22, New In ternational Version. Let us think less of men and more of God. -Philip James Bailey, Festus. An’ you’ve gut to git up airly Ef you want to take in God. -Lowell, The Biglow Papers. God is truth and light his shadow. -Plato Thou, my all! My theme! My inspiration! And my crown! My strength in age! My rise in low estate! My soul’s ambition, pleasure, wealth! --my world!

My light in darkness! And my life in death! My boast through time! Bliss through eternity! Eternity, too short to speak thy praise! Or fathom thy profound of love to man! -Young, Night Thoughts. Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps, an unconditional accep tance of life and what it brings. -Arthur Rubinstein I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates. -Steve Jobs The real test of the saint is not preaching the gospel, but washing disciples' f eet, that is, doing the things that do not count in the actual estimate of men b ut count everything in the estimate of God. -Oswald Chambers There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. -William John Bennett Experience teaches only the teachable. -Aldous Huxley, Collected Essays, 1958. (When you enter your secret chamber) take plenty of time before you begin to spe ak. Let quietude wield its influence upon you. Let the fact that you are alone a ssert itself. Give your soul time to get released from the many outward things. Give God time to play the prelude to prayer for the benefit of your distracted s oul. Let the devotional attitude, the attitude of holy passivity, open all doors of the soul leading into the realm of eternal things. -Ole Hallesby Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accept ing whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. -Chang-tzu "But when I review our Lord's style of instruction, I cannot help but see how di fferent it was from ours. He never suggested that the Twelve write anything down or repeat His words verbatim. And when He did exhort them, He used simple words , vivid illustrations, everyday examples, and easily understood applications---p rompting them to action." --Charles R. Swindoll, Just Do It, Day by Day with Charles Swindoll. If thou lay up even a little upon a little, and do this often, soon would even t his become great. -Hesiod The idea is to die young as late as possible. -Unknown We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine. -H.L. Mencken Every Christian has to partake of what was the essence of the Incarnation, he mu st bring the thing down into flesh and blood actualities and work it out through the finger tips -Oswald Chambers Ask God to keep the eyes of your spirit open to the Risen Christ, and it will be impossible for drudgery to damp you. -Oswald Chambers Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it. -Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adve ntures in Wonderland. The one common experience of all humanity is the challenge of problems. -R. Bu ckminster Fuller You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. -Zig Ziglar Christ weaves his story. Every person is a thread, every moment a color. Jesus s teadily interweaves the embroidery of humankind.

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