And so faith is closing your eyes and following the breath of your soul down to the bottom of life, where existence and nonexistence have merged into irrelevance. All that matters is the little part you play in the vast drama.
And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can't ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it's already happened.
And when the hourglass has run out, the hourglass of temporality, when the noise of secular life has grown silent and its restless or ineffectual activism has come to an end, when everything around you is still, as it is in eternity, then eternity asks you and every individual in these millions and millions about only one thing: whether you have lived in despair or not.
And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheefully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait... And as to you, Life, I reckon you are the leavings of many deaths, (No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before.)
Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible languages, and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably together
Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?
Any coward can sit in his home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather, by far, die on a mountainside than in bed. What kind of man would live where there is no daring And is life so dear that we should blame men for dying in adventure Is there a better way to die
Any woman who has a career and a family automatically develops something in the way of two personalities, like two sides of a dollar bill, each different in design. ... Her problem is to keep one from draining the life from the other.
Anybody who is hateful is most likely to be resentful (feeling/portraying bitterness/indignation). But the reverse is directly the case with anyone who is loveful. So, be loveful for life and never hateful.
Anybody who is never willing to face/withstand/bear/overcome so many things will hardly have so many things in life. Because, life itself is bound to unfold so many things both good & bad/favourable & unfavourable/simple & complex.
Anyone who is full of God's grace will soar and keep on soaring like an eagle throughout his/her life time. Oh! yes, God's grace can take you to the highest altitude even to the zenith/peak of your career/business. So, ask/quest for the fullness of God's grace in all you do.
Anyone who is reluctant to discover and fulfill his/her destiny will for life be going/running round in circles i.e. he/she will keep on working for a long time without achieving any meaningful/worthwhile success/achievement. Therefore, you've got to strive to discover and fulfill your God-given destiny. For, your destiny is meant to prevail over you.