All Worth Reading

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It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve shared quotes with you, so I have a bunch! I agree with some, disagree with others. At least one made me laugh, if you directly apply it to modern life. Others were just too beautifully written NOT to quote.

“He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor
         Will also cry himself and not be answered.” – Proverbs 21:13, NASU

“I’m after a man whom I want to destroy.  He died many centuries ago, but until the last trace of him is wiped out of men’s minds, we will not have a decent world to live in.”
“What man?”
“Robin Hood….He was the man who robbed the rich and gave to the poor. Well, I’m the man who robs the poor and gives to the rich–or, to be exact, the man who robs the thieving poor and gives back to the productive rich.” – Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, p. 532

“In his Petersburg world all people were divided into utterly opposed classes. One, the lower class, vulgar, stupid, and, above all, ridiculous people, who believe that one husband ought to live with the one wife whom he has lawfully married; that a girl should be innocent, a woman modest, and a man manly, self-controlled, and strong; that one ought to bring up one’s children, earn one’s bread, and pay one’s debts; and various similar absurdities. This was the class of old-fashioned and ridiculous people. But there was another class of people, the real people. To this class they all belonged, and in it the great thing was to be elegant, generous, plucky, gay, to abandon oneself without a blush to every passion, and to laugh at everything else.” – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, p. 269

“It is an American tradition to attribute the problem with our politics to the quality of our politicians.” – The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama, p. 123

“Just as laymen leave medicine to doctors and electronics to engineers, so people who are not qualified to think should leave all thinking to the experts and have faith in the experts’ higher authority.” – Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, p. 859

“No sensible man ever engages, unprepared, in a fencing match of words with a woman.” – The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

“And you’re free to change your course, but so long as you follow it, you’re not free to escape its logic.” – Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, p. 880

“A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left.” – Ecclesiastes 10:2, NASU

“It takes a trip overseas to fully appreciate just how good Americans have it; even our poor take for granted goods and services–electricity, clean water, indoor plumbing, telephones, televisions, and household appliances–that are still unattainable in much of the world.” – The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama, p. 177

“The self was never designed to satisfy itself or rely upon itself. It never can be sufficient. We are but images of God, not the real thing. We are shadows and echoes.” – Future Grace by John Piper

“Drop by drop, I poured the profaning bitterness of this world’s wisdom into the pure heart and that innocent mind, while every higher and better feeling within me recoiled from my miserable task.” – The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

“To chose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.” – Life of Pi by Yann Martel

“Being, however, nothing but a woman, condemned to patience, propriety, and petticoats for life…” – The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

One thought on “All Worth Reading

  1. this might sound crazy, because I love leaving comments..but sometimes people say it all and I dont really know what to say. I think you said/quoted it all today!

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