Words from a Father

Husband of One, Father of Four

Tag: soul

439. Instrumental Value

There are few things worth what you pay for them. Instruments are one of those things, partially for how long they will last and partially for how well they can communicate from your soul.

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328. For Sale

You can buy gadgets, property, duty, services, resources, and other replaceable stuff.

You can’t buy peace, can’t buy love, can’t buy respect or credibility or goodness or integrity or time or joy or anything else that truly matters. If someone is purporting to sell these, it’s only in exchange for your soul.

134. Quotes: Shakespeare on Wit

“Brevity is the soul of wit.”

—William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II Scene 2

101. Quotes: Chesterton, Shakespeare, and Zacharias on Love’s Binding

“They have invented a new phrase that is a black-and-white contradiction in two words — ‘free love.’ As if a lover had been, or ever could be, free. It is the nature of love to bind itself, and the institution of marriage merely paid the average man the compliment of taking him at his word.”

—G.K. Chesterton, As I Was Saying

“Love is not love when it has been manufactured for the moment. Love is the posture of the soul, and its entailments are binding. [. . .] If we do not understand this, all we do is transfer a pathetic self-centeredness masquerading as love. [. . .] Love and sacrifice go together.”

—Ravi Zacharias, Can Man Live Without God

“There’s beggary in the love that can be reckon’d.”

—William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra (Act 1, Scene 1)

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