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Amazing Seattle Fractals - "Food for Thought"

Fractal ImageI'm not sure about you, but I often get caught up in the impatience, self-centeredness, stress, frustration and other consequences of living in this contemporary society. At those times when I feel myself being caught up in the stress and busyness of life, if I just take the time to reflect on my faith & the important things in life, it helps put everything in perspective. These quotes help that process for me.

Just as we need food to survive physically, I believe we also need "food for thought"! I sometimes tend to forget the principles that these men and women wrote about, but they contain great insight about the important issues of life. There is a difference between knowledge & wisdom, life taught these men and women the difference. I hope you enjoy!

You can easily judge the character of a man by the way he treats those who can do nothing for him.

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. - Mohandas Gandhi

Of all the lunacies earth can boast
The one that must please the devil the most
Is pride reduced to whimsical terms
Of causing the slugs to despise the worms! - Robert Brough

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up. - Anonymous

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention. - Larry Eisenberg

Kindness can become it's own motive. We are made kind by being kind. - Eric Hoffer

Isn't it strange that princes and kings and
clowns that caper in sawdust rings
and common people like you and me are
builders for eternity?

Each is given a bag of tools, a shapeless
mass, a book of rules; and each must make
ere life is flown - a stumbling block
or a stepping stone. - Sharpe

Character may be manifested in the great moments but it is made in the small ones. - Phillip Brooks

The foolish seek happiness in the distance. The wise grow it under their feet. - James Oppenheim

The only wealth you will keep forever is the wealth which you have given away. - Martial

If people concentrated on the really important things in life there would be a shortage of fishing poles. - Doug Larsen

Though justice be thy plea consider this, that in the course of justice none of us should see salvation. - Shakespere

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. - Mark Twain

If a man without a sense of smell declared that this yellow rose that I hold had no scent, we should know that he is wrong. The defect is in him, not the flower.
It is the same with the man who says there is no God. It merely means that he is without the capacity to discern His presence. - Sir Raplh Richardson

Common sense is not so common. - Voltaire

Poor and content is rich. - Shakespere

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. - Frank A. Clark

To cultivate kindness is a great part of the business of life. - Samuel Johnson

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much. Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. - Cowper

God always fills in all hearts, all the room which is left him there. - F.W. Faber

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity! - Thoreau

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow colorblind.

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; It may be equally outraged by silence. - Amien

He that has little and wants less, is richer than he that has much and wants more. - C.C. Colton

I have held many things in my hands and lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands I still possess. - Corrie Ten Boom (Quoting Martin Luther, father of the Reformation)

All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism. - DeKalb

Be a life long or short it's completeness depends on what it was lived for. - David Starr Jordan

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have and only you can determine how it is spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. - Carl Sandburg

Peace is not God's gift to His creatures. It is our gift to each other - Elie Wiesel

A wish changes nothing, A decision everything. - Unknown

Wise men, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same lives. - Aristophenes

The important thing in this world is not so much where we are but in what direction we are moving - O.W. Holmes

When a man dies he clutches in his hands only that which he has given away during his lifetime - Rousseau

Ignorance is the night of the mind but a night without moon or star - Confucius

I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason. - Elie Wiesel

It is not the going out of port but the coming in that determines the success of a voyage. - H.W.Beecher

This then is Christianity, to smash the barriers and get next to your fellow man. - John T Faris

A religion that is small enough for our understanding would not be big enough for our needs. - Corrie Ten Boom

Every day life must always be lived against the backdrop of eternity. - Tim Kimmel

To reach the port of heaven we must sail. Sometimes with the wind, sometimes against it. But we must sail and not drift nor lie at anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

A mans venom poisons himself more than his victim - Charles Buxton

Life is the soul's nursery - Its training place for the destinies of eternity - Thackery

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? - Corrie Ten Boom

Dissatisfaction with our condition is often due to the false idea we have of the happiness of others. - Churchman

Nothing is easier than fault finding - No talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character are required to set up in the grumbling business. - Robert West

If you want to be miserable think about yourself, about what you want, what respect people ought to pay you and what people think of you - Charles Kingsley

Christianity is a battle not a dream - Wendell Phillips

The responsibility of tolerance lies within the one who has a wider vision - George Elliot

What an absurd thing it is to pass over all the valuable qualities of a man and fix our attention on his imperfections. - Addison

The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one. The cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing - Oscar Wilde

A profound conviction raises a man above the feeling of ridicule - J Stuart Mill

Faith and obedience are bound up in the same bundle. He that obeys God trusts God; and he that trusts God obeys God. He that is without faith is without works; and he that is without works is without faith. - Spurgeon

In order to have a well balanced perspective, the man who has a dog to worship him should also have a cat to ignore him - Petersborough Examiner

I have lived life long enough to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered - Jean Ingleow

The kingdom of God is a society of the best of men, working for the best ends, according to the best methods. It's law is one word - Loyalty; It's gospel one message - Love. If you know anything better, live for it; if not, in the name of God and of humanity, carry out Christ's plan- Henry Drummand

If we had to tolerate in others all that we permit in ourselves, life would become unbearable - Georges Courteline

In the day of prosperity we have many refuges to revert to; In the day of adversity only one - Horatius Bonar

Reason deceives us often; conscience never - Rousseau

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. - Stephen Grellet

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite - William Blake

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. - Ronald Reagan

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. - Mohandas Gandhi

A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. - Hugh Sidey

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. - C. S. Lewis

You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. - Anne Lamott

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. - C. S. Lewis

Trust everyone, but cut the cards. - Ronald Reagan