Favorite Quotes

  • Julian of Norwich wrote, “All shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” But not yet, not necessarily yet. It takes faith to hold on to that in the face of the great burden of experience, which seems to prove otherwise. What God means by happiness and goodness is a far higher thing than we can conceive.
    – E.E., Through Gates of Splendor
  • Cause and effects are in God’s hands. Is it not the part of faith simply to let them rest there? God is God. I dethrone Him in my heart if I demand that He act in ways that satisfy my idea of justice… There is unbelief, there is even rebellion, in the attitude that says, “God has no right to do this… unless…”
    – E. E. , Through Gates of Splendor
  • It is not the level of our spirituality that we can depend on. It is God and nothing less than God, for the work is God’s  and the call is God’s and everything is summoned by Him and to His purposes… Our bravery and our cowardice, our love and our selfishness, our strengths and our weaknesses.
    E. E. , Through Gates of Splendor
  • We are not always sure where the horizon is…The One who laid earth’s foundations and settled its dimensions knows where the lines are drawn. He gives all the light we need for trust and for obedience.
    – E. E. , Through Gates of Splendor
  • …A body is only a house and these fellows had left their house and, after the soul leaves, the body isn’t much after all. The thing that is beautiful to us is the soul, not the body.
    Frank Drown, Through Gates of Splendor
  • Before speaking, consider the interpretation of your words as well as their intent.
    Andrew Alden
  • Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
    William A. Foster
  • Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
    Winston Churchill
  • We see in order to move; we move in order to see.
    William Gibson
  • “Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, and i promise you something great will come of it.
    We bought a zoo
  • Let it be the vigorous unremitted effort of your whole life to leave the world wiser and better than you found it at your entrance.
  • The lessons we take from the stories become part of us.”
    SJS
  • Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
    Leo Buscaglia
  • I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
    – George Washington Carver

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