“We trail after Christ spiritually shabby, wondering why something has gone dead within us.” Interpreter’s Bible, Vol. 5. 381.
[Christ is] the one who “became like us, so that we could become like him.” -Taylor Halverson, Deseret News, “Mormon Times,” (12/31/15).
“As man now is, God once was: As God now is, man may be.” -President Lorenzo Snow
“As we are ourselves, what things we are.” William Shakespeare, All’s Well. IV. Iii. 19-25.
Theodore Roosevelt used to take his visitors outside at Sagamore Hill. They would look at the night sky, at the Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda and he would say: It is as large as our Milky Way. It is one of a hundred million galaxies. It is 750,000 light-years away. It consists of one hundred billion suns. Then Roosevelt would say: “Now I think we are small enough! Let’s go to bed.” -William Beebe, The Book of Naturalists, 234.
“He stands before it modeling in the clay
And moulding there His image. Age by age
The clay wars with his fingers and pleads hard
For its old, heavy, dull, and shapeless ease.”
W. B. Yeats, The Countess Cathleen, Scene 3.
“If we are to be truly [joyful], we must believe that there is some eternal [joyfulness] in the nature of things.” -The Collected Works of C. K. Chesterton, 96.