I’ve been sharing quotations on Facebook. These quotations typically come from my own reading/learning and therefore have significant meaning in my life (or at least to a life I aspire to). At the end of the week I’m recapping the quotations on my blog with the source material.
This week’s quotations:
We are not satisfied and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
Martin Luther King Jr. — I was reminded again of this quotation recently reading while reading Maya Lin’s Boundaries as she explained her process of designing the Civil Rights Memorial. Maya Lin. Boundaries. 2000. Simon and Schuster Paperbacks.
How can you expect to keep your powers of hearing when you never want to listen?
Markings. Dag Hammarskjold. Vintage Spiritual Classics. A Division of Random House. 1964. 1992.
I used to trouble about what life was for — now being alive seems sufficient reason.
Marion Milner. A Life of One’s Own. Routledge. 1934. 2011.
Give up sainthood, renounce wisdom,
And it will be a hundred times better for everyone.
Lao Tsu. Tao Te Ching: Translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English. Vintage Books. 1972 and 2000.