Discerning Quotes

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Erik Pevernagie
“By looking for the unexpected and discerning the surreptitious features in the scenery within us, we apprehend our personality, find out our identity and learn how to cultivate it. Taking care of our fingerprints will be an enduring endeavor. ( "Looking for the unexpected" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“Willful blindness” may hinder us from discerning the critical fault lines in the narrative of our life. Our memory may obliterate then the crucial elements that are vital to really come to know ourselves. ("Non mais, t'as vu l'heure !")”
Erik Pevernagie

Michael Bassey Johnson
“You will know who truly loves you when you ask them to do an uncoventional favor.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Sylvester Stallone
“Consider the source...Don't be a fool by listening to a fool.”
Sylvester Stallone, Sly Moves: My Proven Program to Lose Weight, Build Strength, Gain Will Power, and Live your Dream

Christina Dodd
“She wished she hadn't succumbed to irritation. Because she wanted to know about his inner feelings. She always thought people were like pieces of art glass-- strong enough to handle and use, delicate enough to shatter under a strong blow, and filled with swirls of color that fascinated the eye. But while most people--and most glass--allowed light through, she could discern nothing of Devlin's heart and soul through the smoke and mirrors he held before him.”
Christina Dodd, Tongue In Chic

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Vigilance of the wisest kind is to incessantly remain open to the reality that what I ‘see’ is but a single thread and solitary shard of what ‘is’, for to assume otherwise is to surrender the wisdom of vigilance to the decay of ignorance.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Ignorance is not bliss. Rather, ignorance is blistering.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Yvonne Pierre
“You will be taken through training, tests and practice of being about to tell the difference between what's counterfeit over what is real. During training you're not taught to study the thousands of fake bills, for example, you are taught to KNOW the authentic ones. So, no matter how the counterfeit is disguised, you will immediately discern that it's not real.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Maybe the greatest power of all is the power of restraint.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Iris Murdoch
“I want to be cut off from people like Marloe. Being a real person oneself is a matter of setting up limits and drawing lines and saying no. I don't want to be a nebulous bit of ectoplasm straying around in other people's lives. That sort of vague sympathy with everybody precludes any real understanding of anybody . . . And it precludes any real loyalty to anybody.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When wisdom gives way to whimsy and ethics fall to excitement, it is highly likely that the ground beneath me will ‘give way’ and it is I who will ‘fall.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I look way back to the beginning of ‘whatever this is’ that I’m stuck in the middle of, I suddenly realize that ‘whatever this is’ got started by ‘whatever it is’ that I was doing. And I can be utterly confident in the fact that ‘whatever it is’ that I was doing, it wasn’t thinking.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The Holy Spirit will teach you, how to distinguish between right and wrong doctrines”
Sunday Adelaja

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I’m going to write something that moves the masses and seizes one’s soul, I have to force myself to sit and watch life long before I ever attempt to sit and write about it. For without the watching the writing doesn’t matter.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Just because ‘these shoes were made for walking’ doesn’t mean that we should use them on any old road.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I pray for sufficient wisdom to understand that wisdom apart from God is the stuff of opinion tainted by the rot of bias. And if I am somehow apt to confuse such rubbish with wisdom, I will think myself wise but find myself living in a landfill.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I must never equate the degree of pain as evidencing the incorrectness of a decision, for if I do I will default on some of the most critical decisions I should have ever made.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Yesterday sets the stage for tomorrow. Therefore, since today will soon become my yesterday, I would guess that a good time to think about my tomorrow might be before it leaves the confines of today.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The bigger the call, the smaller the voice. Therefore, we’d be wise to ignore anything that’s shouting.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The definition of living is not based on the number of years spent, but on the degree to which we’ve spent ourselves in the living of them.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough