Sunday, February 14, 2010

All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon the sand.

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(on a Celestial Seasonings tea bag)

Monday, February 01, 2010

What is grace? It is the inspiration from on high: it is love; it is liberty. Grace is the spirit of law. This discovery of the spirit of law belongs to St. Paul; and what he calls "grace" from a heavenly point of view, we from an earthly point, call "righteousness."

~Victor Hugo,
author of Les Misérables

Friday, January 15, 2010

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.

~Louisa May Alcott,
author of Little Women

Friday, January 01, 2010

There are many fine ideals which ware not realisable, and yet we do not refrain from teaching them.

~Peretz Smolenskin