Quotations for Daily Use


"And now in age I bud again!
After so many deaths I live and write;
I once more smell the dew and rain.
And relish versing: O my only Light.
It cannot be That I am he
On whom Thy tempests fell all night!"
George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633)was a Welsh-born poet, orator, and priest of the Church of England. His poems, collected in The Temple, express a sweet and trusting friendliness with God.

"At even and at morn God will befriend us, and oh, most surely on each newborn day!" Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church.

"Every artist was first an amateur." Ralph Waldo Emerson, (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet

"He who has begun is half done." Horace - Quintus Horatius Flaccus (8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words."

"Inwardly we are being renewed day by day." II Corinthians 4:16

"Still 'round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate." J.R.R. Tolkien, (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Lao-Tzu, (6th century bc), Chinese philosopher

"The past is a foreign country: They do things differently there." Leslie Poles Hartley CBE (30 December 1895 – 13 December 1972), known as L. P. Hartley, was a British novelist and short story writer. , 1953 (Thank you to friend Goody for sharing this.)

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (17491832), German poet, playwright, novelist, philosopher, and scientist

Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future.

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." On the Right Note, May 25, 2007

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