Saturday, May 22, 2010

Quotation Saturday

Ps. 18: 1 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.


“Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.” 
~Barbara Kingsolver

“Hope is a waking dream.” 

“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” 
~Nicholas Murray Butler

“There is no hope of joy except in human relations.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.
~ Edward Chapin

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
~Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life.
~Sister Mary Rose McGeady

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

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)
Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less. ~Rabbi Julius Gordon
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. 
~ Sophocles(496 BC - 406 BC)


June said...

My favorite: “Hope is a waking dream.”

I've always been drawn to the concept of waking dreams....and I wonder....what about asleep reality...

I know - I'm odd!


joni said...

Then I'm odd with you! :)