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Just a Piece of Paper?

On July 5, 2017, Posted by , In marriage,quotes, With No Comments

“Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.”                    -W. H. Auden

People Are Not Machines

On September 7, 2016, Posted by , In George's Blog, quotes, With No Comments

“In desperate times we are tempted to go for the quick answer and the efficient solution.  But the quick answer is almost always the oversimplified answer, leaving out all the complexities of actual truth; the efficient solution is almost always the depersonalized solution, for persons take a lot of time…

Externalism

On August 2, 2016, Posted by , In George's Blog, quotes, By , With No Comments

“People can think correctly and behave rightly and worship politely and still live badly–live anemically, live individualistically self-enclosed lives, live bored and insipid and trivial lives.”  -Eugene Peterson

Stillness

On March 16, 2016, Posted by , In counseling philosophy, George's Blog, quotes, With No Comments

“We work hard and play hard not because we are more industrious or more playful than our ancestors but because we dare not stop lest in the stillness we are overwhelmed by the sound of our own anxieties and fears.”  -Peter J. Gomes in his introduction to Tillich’s The Courage To…

Understanding

On December 18, 2015, Posted by , In counseling philosophy, George's Blog, quotes, By , With No Comments

“We will not achieve an accurate knowledge of ourselves, of what has gone wrong with us, and of what we are meant to be, unless we lift our eyes from ourselves to ponder God’s nature….”     -Mark Talbot