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At the head of all understanding is realizing what is and what cannot be and the consoling of what is not in our power to change.

— Solomon Ben Judah  <link>

Center of the Universe

Someday when scientists discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be unhappy to find out it’s not them.

— Author unknown  <link>

What a crime it is for a man to grow old without having seen the strength and beauty of which his body is capable.

— Socrates  <link>

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.

— Native American proverb  <link>

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

— Henry David Thoreau  <link>

Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true.

— Thomas Merton  <link>

Souls are like bathroom floors; it’s not until you get down on your knees that you see how badly they need a cleaning.

— Fr. Charles Stanley, OFM Cap., source  <link>

No one is obliged to take part in the spiritual crisis of a society; on the contrary, everyone is obliged to avoid this folly and live his life in order.

— Eric Voegelin, Science, Politics, and Gnosticism  <link>

Intrusions of grace…

Our age not only does not have a very sharp eye for the almost imperceptible intrusions of grace, it no longer has much feeling for the nature of the violences which precede and follow them.

— Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose  <link>

Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.

— C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce  <link>

To find something that is given, one must first be looking for it. To understand an answer, one must first have asked the question, otherwise the explanation will sound like a foreign tongue, or like empty silence.

— Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis, Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word, Vol. 1.  <link>

It’s my belief that sanity lies in realizing that reality is not exactly what we had in mind.

— Roy Blount, Jr.  <link>