Wednesday, September 24, 2008

quotes, quotes from a book it was gratifying to read AND finish :)

Resignation, patience and no complaints are the way to shut the door against one's worst enemy, one's own passions.

Louisa Connoly

To be worthy of his love gave animation to my existence. From his precepts and example I was taught to bear adversity, to make any sacrifice to duty with cheerfulness, not to value life too much and never cease to be grateful for the many blessings which it has pleased God to bestow on us.

Sarah Napier

( my thoughts on this, I don't think she was de-valuing life in the sense that we know it today by her statement but as a prescription against being too much of this world, as someone else has put it :)

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Streams of consciousness from a mother of 10 who usually can't collect her thoughts and finds commas a nuisance.