Do not think it impossible just because it has never happened. - Friar Tuck— Stephen R. Lawhead
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Two friends . . . there are stronger forces on earth, perhaps, but few as tenacious and enduring as the bond between true friends.
The path is revealed in the treading.
I tell you the truth, a man may not make himself king;
only the blessing of him who holds the kingship can elevate a man to that high place. For sovereignty is a sacred trust that may not be bartered or sold; still less may it be stolen or taken by force.
I knew, even as we touched that I had never wanted anything more in all my life.
All my crabbed cravings were as a cupful of pond water beside the vast ocean of longing I felt surging through me. My head swam; my eyes blurred. I burned from the inside out as if my blood and bones were consumed with liquid fire.
We in our present generation stand on the cusp of a new and glorious dawn when mastery of these energies lies fully within our grasp as secret yields to inquiry, which yields to experimentation, which leads to verification and duplication, which, in the final course, leads to knowledge.
Arthur, with his keen blue eyes and hair of burnished gold, his ready smile and guileless countenance. Wide and heavy of shoulder, long of limb, he towers above other men and, though he does not yet know the power of his stature, he is aware that smaller men become uneasy near him. He is handsomely knit in all; fair to look upon.
See here, if a simple act of kindness or generosity, such as buying a loaf of bread for some poor working women, can mean that wholesale death and destruction will be avoided - why, a man would be a monster who had it in his power to alleviate all that suffering yet stood by and did nothing.
Jump blind and you might find yourself on the rim of a raging volcano, or smack in the middle of a battlefield during a savage war, or on a swiftly tilting ice floe in a tempest-tossed sea.
Alea iacta est. The die has been cast.
To see evil and call it good, mocks God.
Worse, it makes goodness meaningless. A word without meaning is an abomination, for when the word passes beyond understanding the very thing the word stands for passes out of the world and cannot be recalled.
How is a man fortunate to live in the darkness, brother?" "Why do you wonder?" asked Blaise. "For only he who has lived in darkness truly knows and values the light.
We are closest to Christ when sharing the world’s misery.
Think you Jesus came to remove our pains? Wherever did you get that notion? The Lord came, not to remove our suffering, but to show us the way through it to the glory beyond. We can overcome our travails. That is the promise of the cross.
When heaven joins the battle against you, who could stand?
Call me Silidons, for such I am.
If thou wouldst seek justice, thyself must be just.
Humility, if it comes at all, almost always comes too late.
Arthur’s fingers tighten on the silver-braided hilt: see how naturally it fits his hand! He pulls. The Sword of Britain slides from its stone sheath. The ease with which this is accomplished shines in the wonder in Arthur’s eyes. He truly cannot believe what he has done. Nor can he comprehend what it means.
Words are worth little when the heart refuses to hear. Therefore, judge us by our works.
True poetry is born of scrutiny, Scrutiny, the son of meditation, Meditation, the son of lore, Lore, the son of inquiry, Inquiry, the son of investigation, Investigation, the son of knowledge, Knowledge, the son of understanding, Understanding, the son of wisdom, Wisdom, the son of surrender to the Divine Will Thus it is with the poet himself: his art is powerful, protecting, elevating, and his judgement straight and strong
Apart from pleasure, beauty also kindles imagination, hope and encouragement.
If beauty ceased to exist, we would, in a very real sense, cease to exist--for we would be no longer who we are.
Death wears many faces, but it’s stench is always the same.
People did not go jumping from one place to another with nothing in between.
It simply did not happen.
To friends! Life belongs to those who love, and where love reigns is man truly king!
I will weep no more for the lost, asleep in their water graves.
What makes you so certain?" "But I am not certain," I told him.
"Nothing is certain. You want certainty?" "Yes!" "Then you want death.
You see, this universe we inhabit is made up of billions of galaxies literally beyond counting and this is only one universe.
She [Mérian] shook her head sadly. 'What Bran wants is impossible.' 'Well,' I [Will] said, 'I wouldn't be too sure. I have seen the lone canny fox outwit the hunter often enough to know that it matters little how many horses and men you have. All the wealth and weapons in the world will not catch the fox that refuses to be caught.
Who upholds the gorsedd if not You? Who counts the ages of the world if not You? Who commands the Wheel of Heaven if not You? Who quickens life in the womb if not You? Therefore, God of All Virtue and Power, sain us and shield us with Your Swift Sure Hand.
We kissed, then, and the ardour of her kiss stole my breath away.
I returned her passion with all the fervor I possessed. A lifetime of vows and heart-felt disciplines had prepared me well, for in that kiss I sealed with all my soul the fate before me, embracing a mystery clothed in warm and yielding female flesh. Holding only the moment, with neither thought nor care for the future, I kissed her, and drank deep the strong wine of desire.
That Arthur has not always existed seems odd to me.
Like the wind on the moors and the wild winter stars, surely he has always lived . . . and always will.
Life is a school of the spirit.
Three things cannot be called back: the arrow when it speeds from the bow, the milk when the churn is upturned, the word when it leaps from the tongue.
Contrary to what many may think, immortality is not a fairy tale invented to compensate for an unhappy life.
None of us ever knows what impact we have on the world around us.
Truth is a constant delight to those that love her; such beauty holds no power to offend.
The air crackled with the presage of lightning, and a heavy mist descended around them.
Perhaps it is how we are made; perhaps words of truth reach us best through the heart, and stories and songs are the language of the heart
Yet, there was once a king worthy of that name.
That king was Arthur. It is paramount disgrace of this evil generation that the name of that great king is no longer spoken aloud except in derision. Arthur! He was the fairest flower of our race, Cymry's most noble son, Lord of the Summer Realm, Pendragon of Britain. He wore God's favour like a purple robe. Hear then, if you will, the tale of a true king.
Knowledge is a burden--once taken up, it can never be discarded.
Time is the central mystery of our existence. It confines and defines us in many ways.
Unbelievers enjoy the security of their unbelief; there is great confidence in ignorance.
A ley line is what might be called a field of force, a trail of telluric energy.
There are hundreds of them, perhaps thousands, all over Britain, and they've been around since the Stone Age.
Early man recognised these lines of force and marked them out on the landscape with, well, any old thing, really standing stones, ditches, mounds, tumps, sacred wells, and that sort of thing. And, later on, with churches, market crosses, crossroads, and whatnot.
They are young and life has no limits.
Nothing is impossible, nothing beyond doing or knowing. The world is theirs and everything in it.
Do not borrow tomorrow's troubles today
It had long been an ambition to find the line of force that might lead to the Holy Land in the time of Christ.
The Emrys! The Emrys is here!' Merlin shook his head in astonishment.
'Has it come to this?' he wondered. 'Even small children know me by sight.