Saturday, July 28, 2007

Food For Thought

If God causes you to suffer much, it is a sign that He has great designs for you, and that He certainly intends to make you a saint. And if you wish to become a great saint, entreat Him yourself to give you much opportunity for suffering; for there is no wood better to kindle the fire of holy love than the wood of the cross, which Christ used for His own great sacrifice of boundless charity. --- St. Ignatius of Loyola

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. --- Benjamin Franklin

Finding the places within that illness cannot reach, and learning to honor them, can help transform the bed of thorns that is illness. ---Floyd Skloot

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; If
we had not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ---Anne Bradstreet

The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands. --- Robert M. Pirsig

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. --- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burdens behind us. ---Samuel Smiles

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. ---John Lubbock

In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. --- Blessed Mother Teresa

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. ---Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain;If I can ease one life the aching, or cool the pain,Or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. ---Emily Dickinson

We are each of us angels with only one wing, And we can only fly by embracing each other. ---Luciano Decrescenzo

Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies. ---Leon Uris

I shall pass this way but once. Therefore, any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again. -- William Penn

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. ---Benjamin Disraeli