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The most merciful thing in the world ... is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
Commemoration of Mary Slessor, Missionary in West Africa, 1915 Give me an open ear, O God, that I may hear Thy voice calling me to high endeavor. Give me an open mind, O God, a mind ready to receive and to welcome such new light of knowledge as it is Thy will to reveal to me. Give me open eyes, O God, eyes quick to discover Thine indwelling in the world which Thou hast made. Give me open hands, O God, hands ready to share with all who are in want the blessings with which Thou hast enriched my life.
Author: John Baillie
In our own beginnings, we are formed out of the body's interior landscape, For a short while, our mothers' bodies are the boundaries and personal geography which are all that we know of the world.
Topic: Geography
Feast of Cyril & Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869 & 885 Commemoration of Valentine, Martyr at Rome, c.269 I will tell you what to hate: hate hypocrisy, hate cant, hate intolerance, oppression, injustice; hate pharisaism. Hate them as Christ hated them, with a deep, living, godlike hatred.
You never see a man walking down the street with a woman who has a little pot belly and a bald spot.
Topic: Appearance
Author: Beau Brummel
Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes, and always count their change when it is handed to them.
Medical education is not completed at the medical school, it is only begun.
Here is the devil-and-all to pay.
Topic: Devil
Author: Cervantes
It is not 'seeing' the light that impacts one's life; it is never 'ceasing' to see the light that impresses one's life, spirit, heart and soul.
Topic: Cliches
Author: Diane Lahaie
The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods.
Topic: Grace
Man is born to seek power, yet his actual condition makes him a slave to the power of others.
Topic: Power
My mother loved children--she would have given anything if I had been one.
Topic: Youth
Author: Groucho Marx
Good Friday They say it was old sins that troubled him, the past failures of the man, that made things difficult for him now. There had been days when he had been too hectoring or domineering -- so, at least, these impossible people had said, though he himself denied it still. At all events, protesting to Rome, they had won the Emperor's ear, and humbled their governor. And that must not happen again. Ah, me! Is not this life of ours a fearsome thing? Take care! take care! for if you sin that sin, be sure that somehow you will pay for it -- and, it may be, at how hideous a price! So Pilate found in his day; so you, too, will find it in ours... Only God knows what may come out of that, if you should give way to it. Pilate was curt and domineering to the Jews one day. And it was because of that, months later, his unwilling hands set up the cross of Christ: unwilling -- but they did it. Take you care! for sin is very merciless. If you have had the sweet, [sin] will see to it that you quaff the bitter to the very dregs.
Author: A J Gossip
If you are losing a tug of war with a tiger, give him the rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new rope.
Topic: Losing
Author: Max Gunther
Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat.
Topic: Marriage
Whatever come we have to meet it.
Trinity Sunday Feast of Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605 I am verily persuaded that the Lord has more Truth yet to break forth out of His holy Word. For my part, I cannot sufficiently bewail the Condition of the Reformed Churches, who are come to a Period in Religion and will go at present no farther than the instruments of their Reformation. The Lutheran can't be drawn to go beyond what Luther saw; and the Calvinists, you see, stick fast where they were left by that great man of God, who yet saw not all things... I beseech you, remember, 'tis an Article of your Church Covenant, that you be ready to receive whatever Truth shall be made known to you from the written Word of God.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Author: Shelley Long
Fear grows in darkness; if you think there's a bogeyman around, turn on the light.
Topic: Light
However great the dish that holds the turbot, the turbot is still greater than the dish.
Topic: Eating