Posted tagged ‘truth’

It Is Never Too Late

April 4, 2010

Too late I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient and ever new! Too late I loved you! And, behold, you were within me, and I out of myself, and there I searched for you.

~ St. Augustine

Oh, let us see now that the Beauty we search for is within us.  Let us come home to ourselves, tired and worn out from the searching, and find that that which was sought was here the whole time.  Oh, that we may see now the truth within, that we too do not find ourselves lamenting on our way out of this world: “Too late I loved you!  And behold, you were within me…”

Today’s Truth

April 13, 2009

We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
~ William James

Why Quote?

October 28, 2008

I quote others only in order the better to express myself.

~ Michel De Montaigne

The very first quote I share is one which sums up to me what I love about quotations.  The quotations I love are those in which I somehow recognise my own truth, jumping out eloquently at me from someone else’s words.  It makes me feel validated in that which I deep down know or feel to be true, to read or hear it expressed so perfectly by someone else. 

A good quote states a big truth in few words – it sums up concisely and lyrically something that feels deeply ‘right’.

And yet, of course, you can everywhere find quotes that, equally true, contradict each other…. but more on this in a coming post.

For now, I hope you will join me in lapping up your own wisdom packaged beautifully in the words of others.