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Rowan Williams Quotes and Sayings

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I value unity because I believe we learn truth from
each other in this process.
- Rowan Williams

I do feel that federation, loose parallel processes,
are less than we've got, less than we could have and,
in the very long run, less than what God wants in the Church.
- Rowan Williams

We shall not find life by refusing to let go of our precious,
protected selves.
- Rowan Williams

What can we say about a marketing culture that so openly
feeds and colludes with obsession? The Disney empire
has developed this to an unprecedented degree of professionalism.
- Rowan Williams

 

We are called to show utter commitment to the God who
is revealed in Jesus and to all those to whom His invitation is addressed.
- Rowan Williams

I am pleased that Prince Charles and Mrs Camilla Parker
Bowles have decided to take this important step.
- Rowan Williams

A healthy human environment is one in which we try
to make sense of our limits,
of the accidents that can always befall us and the
passage of time which inexorably changes us.
- Rowan Williams

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Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually
shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time,
anger at what we can't do, fear or even disgust at growing old.
- Rowan Williams

My visit this autumn is an opportunity to continue
that rich tradition of visits between Canterbury and Rome.
- Rowan Williams

Whether something is old-fashioned or not doesn't resolve
the question of whether it's true or not.
I can see the temptation of simply thinking,
'Well, there's a cultural mainstream which flows neatly in one direction.
You just align with it'.
And that really won't do.
- Rowan Williams

I have to go on being a priest and bishop,
that is, to celebrate God and what God has done in Jesus,
and to offer in God's name whatever I can discern of
God's perspective on the world around -
something which involves both challenge and comfort.
- Rowan Williams

In spite of the haze of speculation,
it is still something of a shock to find myself here,
coming to terms with an enormous trust placed in my
hands and with the inevitable sense of inadequacy that goes with that.
- Rowan Williams

Violence is not to be undertaken by private persons.
If a state or administration acts without due and visible
attention to agreed international process,
it acts in a way analogous to a private person.
It purports to be judge of its own interest.
- Rowan Williams

Even when I was Archbishop of Wales and working with new bishops,
I used to say, not realising quite how true it was,
'One of the things you will do as a bishop is disappoint people'.
- Rowan Williams

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill PHOTO

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh) PHOTO

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

We must use time creatively.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

The heart, not the head, must be the guide.
- Arthur Erickson

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

IF it is to be, it is up to me.
- Anonymous

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Value your own opinion more, and others' opinions less.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The WAY is Not The Way for You,
Unless You Come With an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

Strive not to be a success,
but rather to be of value.
- Albert Einstein

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

The most important promises are
the ones we make to ourselves.
The promises we makes to ourselves
are the things that assure us
we have the capacity
to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Manage through the uncertainties.
Practice appropriate actions and participate in healthy choices.
Value and celebrate the loyalty of the individuals around you:
celebrate their competencies and successes, as well as your own.
Build up your circle and reinforce it at every opportunity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Johnny Depp as Don Juan in the movie Don Juan De Marco

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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