Mindful Musings

Reading list, Inspirational Poems, Quotes, & Weighty Sayings

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Weighty Sayings & Quotes

  • Scott

    "Without courage there cannot be truth, and without truth there can be no other virtue."

  • Syrus

    "It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are."

  • Seneca

    "The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one." 

  • The Talmud   

    "The whole worth of a kind deed lies in the love that inspires it." 

  • Maeterlinck   

    "We can never judge another soul above the high water mark of our own." 

  • St. Teresa’s Bookmark – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Let nothing disturb thee, Nothing affright thee; All things are passing; God never changeth; Patient endurance attaineth to all things; Who God possesseth In nothing is wanting; Alone God sufficeth. 

  • Prayer of St. Augustine

    O Lord, our God, under the shadow of Thy wings let us hope. Thou wilt support us, both when little, and even to gray hairs. When our strength is of Thee, it is strength; but, when our own, it is feebleness. We return unto Thee, O Lord, that from their weariness our souls may rise towards Thee, for with Thee is refreshment and true strength. Amen. 

  • Prayer used by Admiral Hart

    Dear God, give us strength to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed. Give us courage to change the things that can and should be changed. And give us wisdom to distinguish one from the other. 

  • From Gradatim – Josiah Gilbert Holland

    Heaven is not reached at a single bound; But we build the ladder by which we rise, From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies, And we mount to its summit round by round.

  • Wordsworth

    "That best portion of a good man’s life, - his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love."