Monday, January 14, 2013
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Posted by Thangstub at 8:18 AM
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations to waste a moment on yesterdays."
Posted by Thangstub at 4:34 PM
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
"My strength faileth because of mine iniquity. — Pa. xxxi. 10.
Oh, say not so! thou canst not tell what strength
Thy God may give thee at the length;
Renew thy vows; and if thou keep the last,
Thy God will pardon all that's past.
Vow while thou canst, while thou canst, vow; thou
may'st Perhaps perform it when thou thinkest least.
"When a man is to run a race of forty furlongs, would you have him sit down at the nine and thirtieth, and so lose the prize. We do not keep a good fire all day. and let it go out in the evening when it is coldest; but then rather lay on more fuel, that we may go warm to bed." — But "He that is strong with his own strength falls before temptation; he is humbled in the dust. . . . Whence is our strength? From God alone."
The God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto His people. Blessed be God. —Pa. 1xviii. 35."
Posted by Thangstub at 8:09 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
"Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this – that you are dreadfully like other people."
James Russall Lowell
Posted by Thangstub at 7:40 AM
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
"In 1840, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller saw the Austrian ballerina Fanny Eissler dance-a performance that proper boston thought hightly risqué. They were very impressed. According to a story that made the rounds, Fuller told Emerson, "This is religion!" A Boston Unitarian lady, hearing the tale, exclaimed with a laugh" 'Both natural and revealed!'
Posted by Thangstub at 3:18 PM