The birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus means that one day everything sad will come untrue.
The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.
It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
How do you move on? You move on when your heart finally understands that there is no turning back.
The chief purpose of life, for any of us, is to increase according to our capacity our knowledge of God by all means we have, and to be moved by it to praise and thanks.
It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.
Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation.
True education is a kind of never ending story — a matter of continual beginnings, of habitual fresh starts, of persistent newness.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
Above all shadows rides the sun.
The main mark of modern governments is that we do not know who governs, de facto any more than de jure. We see the politician and not his backer; still less the backer of the backer; or, what is most important of all, the banker of the backer.
It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
I do not believe this darkness will endure.
There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.
Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?
Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.
A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.
We may indeed in counsel point to the higher road, but we cannot compel any free creature to walk upon it. That leadeth to tyranny, which disfigureth good and maketh it seem hateful.
May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.
False hopes are more dangerous than fears.
For we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make.
The greatest adventure is what lies ahead