Food for Weekend Thought

FRIDAY’S QUOTATIONS

– Food For Weekend Thought –

(selected and distributed weekly by R.Varga, Johns Creek, GA, since 1997)

 

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.”

 

“Proof moves us from hope so to know so.”

– Andy Stanley

 

“One knows what one has lost, but not what one may find.”

– George Sand

 

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

– Plato

 

“Are you really listening… or are you just waiting for your turn to talk?”

– Robert Montgomery

 

“The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all.”

– Gore Vidal

 

“I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings.”

– William Sloane Coffin Jr.

 

Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.

– Thomas Merton

 

The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.”

– Germaine De Stael

 

Say not always what you know, but always know what you say.”

– Appius Claudius Caecus

 

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

– Benjamin Franklin

 

Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”

– Garth Brooks

 

“Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.”

– Francis Bacon

 

A fine is a tax for doing wrong.  A tax is a fine for doing well.”

– Unknown

 

There is no room for God in the man who is filled with himself.”

– Baal Shem Tov

 

This is my commandment, that ye love one another.”

– John 15:12

 

“I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.”

– Bruce Grocott

 

“Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.”

– Natalie Clifford Barney

 

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.”

– Joseph Addison 

 

“The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.”

– Russell Lynes

 

“Take You Back”

– Jeremy Camp

 

The reason why I stand

The answer lies in you

You hung to make me strong

Though my praise was few

When I fall and bring your name down

 

But I have found in you

A heart that pleads forgiveness

Replacing all these thoughts

Of painful memories

But I know

That your response will always be

 

[Chorus]

I’ll take you back always

And even when your fight is over now

Even when your fight is over now

I’ll take you back always

And even when the pain is coming through

Even when the pain is coming through

I’ll take you back

 

You satisfy this cry

Of what I’m looking for

And I take all I can

And lay it down

Before the throne of endless grace, now

That radiates what’s true

 

I’m in the only place

That erases all these faults

That have overtaken me

But I know

That your response will always be

 

[Repeat Chorus]

 

I can only speak

With a grateful heart

As I’m pierced by this gift

Of your love

 

I will always bring an offering

I can never thank you enough

 

[Chorus Two]

You’ll take me back always

And even when my fight is over now

Even when my fight is over now

You’ll take me back always

And even when my pain is coming through

Even when my pain is coming through

You’ll take me back always

 

Even when my fight is over now

Even when my fight is over now

 

You’ll take me back always

 

Even when my pain is coming through

Even when my pain is coming through

 

You’ll take me back