Monday, June 15, 2009

 

Some quotes for you to consider . . .

I have had recent encounters with a coward and a liar, so it brought to mind the following quotes.

"Liars begin by imposing upon others, but end up deceiving themselves."

"A coward boasting of his courage may deceive strangers, but he is a laughing-stock to those who know him." [Lat., Virtutis expers verbis jactans gloriam Ignotos fallit, notis est derisui.]
Author: Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia)
Source: Fables (I, 11, 1)

"A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites." [Lat., Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet.]
Author: Quintus Curtius Rufus (Curtis Rufus Quintus)
Source: De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni (VII, 4, 13)

"So cowards fight when they can fly no further; So doves do peck the falcon's piercing talons; So desperate thieves, all hopeless of their lives, Breathe out invectives 'gainst the officers."
Author: William Shakespeare
Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Clifford at I, iv)

"The coward threatens when he is safe."
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so."
Author: Junius

Okay, so that this note does not seem completely negative, here are some quotes dealing with something other than cowardice and lying:

“Therefore, O faithful Christian, search for truth, hear truth, learn truth, love truth, speak the truth, hold the truth, defend the truth until death.” Jan Hus

“We must be put to the flame before we can burn brightly. We cease to bless when we cease to bleed.” Anonymous

“The school of suffering graduates exceptional scholars.” Anonymous

“God finds his best soldiers on the mountain of affliction.” Anonymous

"If you've done big things in life you must expect to have excited some criticism. It's only people who've done precious little who get no criticism at all." (Margaret Thatcher)

Proverbs 22:29—“Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings, he will not stand before obscure men.”

Isaiah 50:4—“The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of disciples, that I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to listen as a disciple.”

Oh well, kind of random, but that is how Monday can be!

Thanks for reading!

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