Quotes for Summer


Here we present a selection of quotes for Summer arranged for the season by date of birth of the author:


John Sentamu   
10.6.49 –

The Gospel offers foregiveness for the past, new life for the present, and hope for the future.

W.B. Yeats   
13.6.1865 – 28.1.1939

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Igor Stravinsky   
17.6.1882 – 6.4.1971

Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.

Marianne Williamson   
8.7.52 –

The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.

John Newton   
24.7.1725 – 21.12.1807

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burdenover again today, and then add the burden of the morrowbefore we required to bear it.

I am what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am.

Ken Untener   
3.8.1937 – 27.03.2004

(This quote is often associated with Oscar Romero.)
That is what we are about. We plant a seed that will one day grow.
We water seeds that are already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further developmet. We provide yeats that produces effects far beyond our capabiliites. We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realising that.

Oscar Romero   
15.8.1917 – 24.3.1980

There are many things that only be seen through eyes that have cried.

We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realising that. This enables us to do something and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.`

William Wilberforce   
24.8.1759 – 29.7.1833

You may choose to look the other way but you can never again say that you did not know.

We have different forms assigned to us in the school of life, different gifts imparted. All is not attractive that is good. Iron is useful, though it does not sparkle like the diamond. Gold has not the fragrance of a flower. So different persons have various modes of excellence, and we must have an eye to all.