Quotes

Quote of the Week

When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

~ Billy Graham

This week’s quote is dedicated not only to the great Rev. Billy Graham but to everyone at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and all of the brave young voices speaking up for change.

Quotes

Quote of the Week

Men believed that a woman’s smaller, weaker physical form that allowed them to dominate her was a compensating balance and that no woman must ever be allowed to realize her potential.

~ Jean Auel, Clan of the Cave Bear

 

Wow!  I’ve been really lousy at keeping up with my quotes of the week in 2018.  Sorry.

Ready had various issues with Jean Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear but this quote pretty much sums up what I took from it.  And it is so appropriate – now and always.

 

Quotes

Quote of the Week

There is a something comfortable for you in the life you’ve built, even though you’re deeply sad still, and lonely.  It’s a rut, but it’s your rut.

~ Abbi Waxman, The Garden of Small Beginnings

 

This quote from last year’s favorite read speaks to me now as I prepare to make a pretty major life change.  Each time the fears creep in telling me I’m making the wrong choice, I tell myself that I must do something to get out of this rut that despite being pretty pitiful is still more comfortable than the unknown of the future.

 

Quotes

Quote of the Week

“And in despair, I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
“For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
the Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

I like this verse because it reminds us that when all seems hopeless and like there is no love left in the world, there is always hope and that we are part of making the world better.  If we just try to bring about peace in our own part of the world and if we offer good-will to all, perhaps that hope can spread.  Plus I really enjoy singing “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Peace and Good Will to all of you.