Sep 29, 2010

Kind Gods

"The noblest work of man is to create kind Gods."  - Robert Ingersoll-

Sep 16, 2010


"A young man who graduated yesterday and stops learning today will become uneducated tomorrow."  - Author unknown -

Sep 13, 2010


"Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time." - Mark Twain -

Sep 7, 2010

Living simply

"Look at the world around you. It supplies all your bodily needs. It feasts your eyes with its beauty. And its glory reflects the glory of God, so it feasts your soul also. Look at the plants and the trees. Can you count all the different species? Can you describe al the different shapes of the leaves, the color and fragrances of the flowers? Look, too, at the animals
and the insects. Are you not enthralled by their different sizes and shapes, by the different colors and textures of their skin and fur, by the different ways in which they move about and gather food? And the wonder why God has created all this. Has he created the marvelous universe just to supply our needs and to feast our eyes and souls? or is there some other purpose in it all? The answer is that he has created all things--for their own sake. Each creature has its own purpose and destiny, which God in his infinite wisdom
and love has planned. Do not try to understand God's plans; the human mind is hardly better than that of an ant in discerning the ways of God. Simply accept all his plans and rejoice in them."  - Chrysostom, On Living Simply-


"The test of a good society is that the great majority are engaged in the basic arts, and only a few in the arts of luxury. When large numbers are engaged in producing luxuries for the rich, that society has become corrupt."  - Chrysostom, On Living Simply -