Quotable Quotes…and Life.

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I’ve been meaning to post these for some time but here are some meaningful quotes I’ve come across over the past few weeks that are worth reflecting over…  just for fun I’ll add some pictures from the past 2 months as well!

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The better you know that two and two make four, the better you know that two and three don’t.
-CS  Lewis

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There is no Them. There are only facets of Us.
-John Green

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To love others is to see the face of God.
-Les Miserables
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Simplicity leads to brilliance.
-Bruce Lee
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I had come to see that the great tragedy of the church is not that rich Christians do not care about the poor
but that rich Christians do not know the poor.” -Shane Claiborne

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Happiness is real only when it is shared.
-Into the Wild

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If the path always leads to yourself then you’ll never get anywhere.
-Wise Tortoise

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“The more generous we are, the more joyous we become.
The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become.
The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become.
The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become.”

-William Arthur Ward

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“A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a home-sickness or a lovesickness.
It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment.
A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words…
My definition of poetry (if I were forced to give one) would be this: words that have become deeds.” -Robert Frost

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Happy Birthday John Ronald Reuel!

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In honor of JRR Tolkien’s 121st birthday yesterday, I wanted to share some incredible quotes (via a Huffington Post web article!)

Enjoy!

 

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Never laugh at live dragons…

 

I am in fact a Hobbit (in all but size.) I like gardens, trees, and unmechanized farmlands; I smoke a pipe, and like good plain food (unrefrigerated), but detest French cooking; I like, and even dare to wear in these dull days, ornamental waistcoats. I am fond of mushrooms (out of a field); have a very simple sense of humor (which even my appreciative critics find tiresome); I go to bed late and get up late (when possible.) I do not travel much…

 

I loved (Hobbits) myself since I love the vulgar and simple as dearly as the noble…

 

“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…”

 

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve…

 

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world…

 

Not all those who wander are lost… (YES!!!)

 

It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish…

 

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My hope is that one or more speaks to you as this new year unfolds and that 2013 is filled with unexpected journeys bringing you towards peace, love and truth.

 

-Matt