Fun Monday ~ Quotable quotes and words that inspire

Robin at Pensieve has chosen this theme for today’s Fun Monday.

Quotable quotes and words that inspire.

Here are a couple of quotes for you. One from a Russian and one for an admired American.

“How easy it is for me to live with you, Lord!
How easy it is for me to believe in you!
When my mind is distraught and my reason fails,
When the cleverest people do not see further than this
evening what must be done tomorrow
You grant me the clear confidence
that you exist, and that you will take care
that not all the ways of goodness are stopped.
At the height of earthly fame I gaze with wonder at
that path through hopelessness-
to this point from which even I have been able
to convey to men some reflection of the Light
which comes from you.”

-Alexander Solshenitsyn

Solshenitsyn: A Pictorial Record, 1974

“All the masterpieces of art contain both light and shadow. A happy life is not one filled only with sunshine, but one which uses both light and shadow to produce beauty.”

Billy Graham

Day by Day with Billy Graham, 1976

To read more Fun Monday Quotes click over to Robin’s.

 

20 thoughts on “Fun Monday ~ Quotable quotes and words that inspire

  1. I too am a great admirer of Billy Graham. This quote reinforces something that I’ve realized over the years–a good life is a balance of light and darkness. how can we appreciate one without the other?

  2. I like the Billy Graham quote – sometimes it is so difficult in “the shadow” times that we forget that they are necessary in order for us to appreciate the LIGHT!

  3. The common thread between these posts is the analogy of God as light; Solshenitsyn has a quiet assurance that permeates his words. And BG? One of the “best” human beings on the planet…I’m so thankful for his ministry. I know he’s not perfect, but he’s consistent and THAT cannot be over-rated in this day and time!

    Thanks for joining in this week with some deep and heady thinkin’ :).

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