We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
All men by nature desire knowledge.
Augustine of Hippo
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
The Cloud of Unknowing Quotes
“The universes which are amenable to the intellect can never satisfy the instincts of the heart.”
“For I tell you this: one loving, blind desire for God alone is more valuable in itself, more pleasing to God and to the saints, more beneficial to your own growth, and more helpful to your friends, both living and dead, than anything else you could do.”
“And therefore take good heed unto time, how that thou dispendest it: for nothing is more precious than time. In one little time, as little as it is, may heaven be won and lost.”
Perhaps one or more of these quotes can act as a meditation or writing guide to you this week.
Lord, allow me to make the most of the time that you have allotted to me. Let my hours be productive. and my days be meaningful . I trust your grace to bring me through.