Unusual, Inspiring, and Rarely Known Quotes
I send you a rose, which ought to please you extremely, seeing what a rarity it is at this season. And with the rose you must accept its thorns, which represent the bitter suffering of our Lord, while the green leaves represent the hope we may entertain, that through the same sacred passion we, having passed through the darkness of this short winter of our mortal life, may attain to the brightness and felicity of an eternal spring in Heaven.
To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess absurd in the highest degree.
Reflecting on his work:
I was a young man with unformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions, wondering all the time over everything; and to my astonishment the ideas took like wildfire. people made a religion of them.
Being bedridden many months before his death, Darwin was often found reading. When one visitor asked what it was he was studying, he replied:
Hebrews, still Hebrews. “The Royal Book,” I call it.
After speaking on “the holiness of God” and “the grandeur of this Book,” Darwin declared:
Christ Jesus and his salvation. Is not that the best theme?
George Washington Carver at the U.S. Senate Ways and Means Committee:
“Dr. Carver, how did you learn all of these things?”
“From an old book”
“What book?” asked the Senator.
Carver replied, “The Bible.”
The Senator inquired, “Does the Bible tell about peanuts?”
“No Sir, but it tells about the God who made the peanut. I asked Him to show me what to do with the peanut, and He did.”
November 19, 1924 New York City’s Marble Collegiate Church:
God is going to reveal to us things He never revealed before if we put our hands in His. No books ever go into my laboratory. The thing I am to do and the way of doing it are revealed to me. I never have to grope for methods. The method is revealed to me the moment I am inspired to create something new. Without God to draw aside the curtain I would be helpless.
George Washington Carver
The most learned, acute, and diligent student cannot, in the longest life, obtain an entire knowledge of this one Volume. The most deeply he works the mine, the richer and more abundant he finds the ore; new light continually beams from this source of heavenly knowledge to direct the conduct, and illustrate the work of God and the ways of men; and he will at last leave the world confessing that the more he studied the Scriptures the fuller conviction he had of his own ignorance, and of their inestimable value.
Sir Walter Scott
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Deep in your coded instruction, your Creator has place a very special job that only you can do… you are patented and copyrighted in Heaven.
Life is God’s novel, let God write it.
Issac Bashevis Singer
A Sure Way to a Happy Day: Happiness is something we create in our mind, It’s not something you search for and so seldom find
– It’s just waking up and beginning the day, By counting your blessings and kneeling to pray
– It’s giving up thoughts that breed discontent, and accepting what comes as a “gift heaven-sent”
– It’s giving up wishing for things we have not and making the best of whatever we’ve got
– It’s knowing that life is determined for us and pursuing our tasks without fret, fume, or fuss
– For it’s by completing what God gives us to do, that we find real contentment and happiness too.
Helen Steiner Rice
La pluma es lengua del alma (The pen is the tongue of the mind).
Choose an author as you choose a friend.