Matt. 7: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
~Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
~Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
The unexamined life is not worth living.
~Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC), in Plato, Dialogues, Apology
Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.
~Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
~ David Viscott
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
~Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Journal, July 25, 1839
1 Thes. 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
Rom. 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.
~JamesThurber (1894 - 1961)
Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter light, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light.
~Plato (427 BC - 347 BC), The Republic
2 Cor. 1:17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?