Thought for the month – February 2016

Dear Friends,

I have been looking at some of the quotations that I put in the blank books that I have been given over the years. I have looked at some of the earlier books which come from the 1980s. The following caught my eye so I share them with you.

Confucius said that if you had two pennies you should spend a penny on bread and a penny on a flower.
The lamps are many but the light is one.
The old Persian carpet makers wove their carpets upside-down. Only when a carpet was finished and was turned over could the weaver see the pattern which all the dark and bright thread had made.

The dangers of life are infinite, and safety is among them [Goethe].
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees [Victor Hugo].
Much learning does not teach understanding [Heraclitus].
As soon as people decide that all means are permitted to fight evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy [Christopher Dawson].
Although history has long forgotten them, Lambini and Sons are generally credited with the Sistine Chapel floor.
The important thing is not to say: I’m special, but to say: everyone is as special as I am. [C.S.Lewis].
Do small things with great love [Mother Teresa].
The Kotzker Rebbe said there is no more perfect a heart than one that is broken, so why should my doubts not be a highest form of belief?
Is there not a certain satisfaction in the fact that natural limits are set to the life of the individual, so that at its conclusion it may appear as a work of art? [Albert Einstein].
Accept the fact that you are accepted. [Paul Tillich].
Theology is poetry plus, not science minus. [Swedish Proverb].