We all love pithy points that pack a punch of truth. This collection will continue to grow. Feel free to add your favorites at the end.
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping,
and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain:
it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
C.S. Lewis, The Problem Of Pain
for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament.
and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Truth without Love is not really Truth. Love without Truth is not really Love.
Pastor Jonathan Wiggins, Resurrection Fellowship Church
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
Don’t make the mistake of saying you’re sorry when you’ve really hurt yourself.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle;
you can live as if everything is a miracle.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
What is most personal is most universal.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only
by the most delicate handling.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden