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Yes, God does expect us to live holy, consecrated lives. But not even the best of our intentions can make it happen. Thankfully, He doesn't expect us to make ourselves holy. He just wants us to learn to depend on Him to make us holy.
Nothing is poetical if plain daylight is not poetical; and no monster should amaze us if the normal man does not amaze.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
A letter does not blush.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.
W. Somerset Maugham
Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.
The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.
Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?
The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
Florence Scovel Shinn
Sin does not stop God's grace from flowing, but God's grace will stop sin.
Even a true artist does not always produce art.
Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.
It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there's not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I went to medical school because I wanted to ask the big questions. Do we have a soul? Does God exist? What happens after death?
Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.
It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.
The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
Arthur Conan Doyle
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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