Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye
Kathleen Norris Quotes
The Cloister Walk
Joseph Campbell Quotes
Warren Buffett Quotes
"Winter preserves and strengthens a tree.
Rather than expending its strength on the
exterior surface, its sap is forced deeper and
deeper into its interior depth. In winter, a tougher
more resilient life is firmly established.
Winter is necessary for the tree to survive and flourish."
Richard Foster from his book, Prayer
"When a razor has seen long service
and refuses to hold an edge, the barber lays it away for a
few weeks, and the edge comes back of its own
accord. We bestow thoughtful care
upon inanimate objects, but none upon ourselves.
What a robust people, what a nation of thinkers
we must be, if we would only lay ourselves
on the shelf occasionally to renew our edges."
"Somehow myself survived the night
And entered with
the Day. . . .
"Abba Poeman said concerning Abba Prior that
every day he
made a new beginning"
The Sayings of the Desert Fathers