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Thoughts, Musings, & Quotes (2018)
      
When I first started posting thoughts here, my intention was to think of clever tidbits of my own to share. But I quickly discovered that other people have more wisdom than I do. Consequently, many of these quotes are from other people.

Dates are the post date and not the date of the quote itself.

"Lighthouses don't go running all over an
island looking for boats to save; they just
stand there shining." (Anne Lamott) (7/15/2018)

Previous musings listed below in reverse chronological order

  • "There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'" (C. S. Lewis) (7/8/2018)
     
  • "A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell." (C. S. Lewis) (7/1/2018)
     
  • "The law discovers the disease. The Gospel gives the remedy." (Martin Luther) (6/24/2018)
     
  • "And to make an end is to make a beginning."(T.S. Eliot) (6/17/2018)
     
  • "Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it." (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) (6/10/2018)
     
  • "A young person voting for a Democrat is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders." (Charlie Kirk) (6/3/2018)
     
  • "He that loves reading has everything within his reach." (William Godwin) (5/20/2018)
     
  • "Hypocrisy isn't just a feature of modern liberalism. It's the heart of the enterprise. Ever wonder how people who advocate for abortion can say they stand for children? How a movement that demonizes an entire race can claim to oppose racism? The same way Al Gore can travel by private jet while trying to ban your SUV. Because consistency doesn't matter to the left. Only virtue matters." (Tucker Carlson) (5/13/2018)
     
  • "The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may." (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) (5/6/2018)
     
  • "Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." (George Herbert) (4/29/2018)
     
  • "Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him." (Maya Angelou) (4/22/2018)
     
  • "A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God." (Sidney Sheldon) (4/15/2018
     
  • "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) (4/8/2018)
     
  • "Always do right. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest." (Mark Twain) (4/1/2018)
     
  • "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." (Thomas Jefferson) (3/25/2018)
     
  • "It always seems impossible till it's done." (Nelson Mandela) (3/18/2018)
     
  • "I face the joys and accept the challenges of aging because I'm always at the right age." (Cecil Murphey) (3/11/2018)
     
  • "Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." (Anna Quindlen) (3/3/2018)
     
  • "A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people." (Will Rogers) (2/25/2018)
     
  • "Books are a uniquely portable magic." (Stephen King) (2/18/2018)
     
  • "Always go to other people's funerals; otherwise they won't come to yours." (Yogi Berra) (2/11/2018)
     
  • "I don't need more things to be happy; I need to value what I already have." (Cecil Murphey) (2/4/2018)
     
  • "God's will hath no why." (Maria Von Trapp) (1/28/2018)
     
  • "True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less." (C. S. Lewis) (1/21/2018)
     
  • "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." (Oscar Wilde) (1/14/2018)
     
  • "Can the liberties of a nation be secure, when we have removed the conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?" (Thomas Jefferson) (1/7/2018)
     
  • "Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late." (Benjamin Franklin) (12/31/2017)