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The present moment, the now, is gift. You can choose to receive it or resist it. Receiving is being; resistance is pride.

— Brother Joseph  <link>

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.

— Winston Churchill  <link>

You are not the oil, you are not the air—merely the point of combustion, the flash-point where the light is born. You are merely the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does. If you seek yourself…you rob the lens of its transparency.

— Dag Hammarskjöld , a journal entry from Markings  <link>

Adam and Eve had what they wanted. That they did not like it when they got it does not alter the fact that they certainly got it.

— Charles Williams, He Came Down From Heaven  <link>