‘Food for Thought’ is a series of blogs which bring together a series of quotes from various people of note- from C.S. Lewis to Michelangelo, Albert Einstein to Mahatma Ghandi. These quotes are varied and diverse, so as to suit a range of taste. Hopefully, they will leave you with something to think about, to debate and maybe even something to inspire your day.
‘Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it alive and moving.’ – Federick Beuchner
‘The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.’ – Federick Beuchner
‘Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.’- H.D. Thoreau (US poet)
‘Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.’ – C.S. Lewis
‘Sometimes even the most willing person, who eagerly desires to serve the Lord, does not know what direction to take. So wait- BUT WAIT IN PRAYER. He will come at the right time to fulfil His vision for you.’- L.B. Cowman
‘The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual experiences.’ – Leo F. Buscaglia
Church Sign: You are not too BAD to come in, and you are not too GOOD to stay out!
‘When friends are in trouble, don’t annoy them by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.’ – Edgar W. Howe
‘Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.’ - CS Lewis
‘The one who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and the one who plants kindness gathers love.’ – St Basil
‘A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them- they’re who they’ve been throughout your whole relationship.’ –Ranier Maria Rilke
‘I saw an angel in the stone and carved until I set it free.’ – Michelangelo Buonarotti
‘Communication works for those who work at it.’- John Powell
‘Relish love in old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more valuable, more appreciated and more refreshing.’ – Leo F. Buscaglia
‘A thousand enemies outside the house is better than one within.’ – Arab Proverb
‘The only real mistake is one from which we learn nothing.’ – John Powell
‘Reflect on your present blessings, of which everyone has many, not on your past misfortunes of which all have some.’ – Charles Dickens
‘The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.’ – Sainte Augustine
‘The work which takes the longest to finish is the one which is never started.’ – JRR Tolken
‘No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.’ – St. Ambrose
‘The first wealth is health.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.’ – Richard Oppenheimer, American Physicist
‘It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.’ – e.e. Cummings
‘Bad will be the day for every person when one becomes contented with the life one is living, when there is not forever beating at the door of one’s soul some great desire to do something bigger.’- Phillips Brooks
‘You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.’ – C.S Lewis
‘If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint”, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.’ – Vincent Van Gogh
‘Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.’ – Unknown
‘Listen to the waves
As they lap across the sand,
Listen to the birds
And all creatures of the earth.
Each one with a special voice
That tells of God’s worth.
Listen to the young,
Listen to the old,
Listen to the lonely,
And those out in the cold.
Listen to their message,
Listen to their need,
Listen very carefully,
Listen- and take heed.’ – Jean Harris