Wednesday, February 11, 2009

marginalia

I've been keeping a list of what I want to post on here, but am just getting around to doing it...so it'll be a bit longer than normal.

Where there is no counsel. the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
Proverbs 11:14

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

talisman- an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magical powers and to bring good luck

pique- a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, esp. to one's pride

tirade- a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation

peccadillo- a small, relatively unimportant offense or sin

lugubriously- looking or sounding sad and dismal

aplomb- self-confidence or assurance, esp. when in a demanding situation

"When night-time comes I'm always glad to live in the country. We know the real charm of night here as town-dwellers never do." L.M. Montgomery from the book Rilla of Ingleside.

"If you always go where you have always gone and always do what you always have done, then you will always be who you have always been." Tristan Gylberd

"It is easy to have strong views on the subjects of authority, but these usually come up when we are considering how someone else ought to be obeying us. When we turn to consider those that we should be obeying, our ardor sometimes dims." Douglas Wilson

1 comment:

Ashley said...

I love that quote about how you'll always be who you've always been, if you never do anything different. I am a person who really is uncomfortable with stepping outside of my comfort zone, and that is a good reminder of why I must do it anyway.
I also love that word 'lugubriously':-)