Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

Quote of the day, Dec. 31

December 31, 2017

Joseph Campbell, on starting over

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”

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Quote of the day, Dec. 25

December 25, 2017

Martin Luther, on Jesus of Nazareth

“Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 23

December 24, 2017

Søren Kierkegaard, on prayer

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 17

November 17, 2017

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on wisdom (1940)

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”

Quote of this day, Nov. 9

November 10, 2017

John Calvin, on the state of being

“There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 5

November 6, 2017

Martin Luther, on music

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 28

October 29, 2017

Cotton Mather, on monsters

“Ye monsters of the bubbling deep,
Your Maker’s praises spout;
Up from the sands ye codlings peep,
And wag your tails about.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 6

September 6, 2017

John Calvin, on hope

“We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 24

August 24, 2017

Thomas à Kempis, on peace

“In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro.”

(Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.)

Quote of the day, Aug. 1

August 1, 2017

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on prayer

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”