"The case of time is perplexing in a way that these other cases are not. On the one hand, there is not the same wide metaphysical gulf between the present and other times as there is between the actual world and other possible worlds. What goes on in the present and at other times is somehow part of the same all-encompassing reality in a way in which what goes on in the actual world and in other possible worlds is not. On the other hand, there is not the same metaphysical equality between the present and the past or future as there is between different minds. What goes on in the future, or in the past, does not seem real to the same extent or in the same way as what goes on in the present. Thus the past and future appear to have some kind of intermediate status - neither clearly existing outside of reality, like other possible worlds, nor clearly being part of reality, like other minds."
"Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe; and nothing is stronger than necessity, for all must submit to it."
"When life leaves us blind, love keeps us kind."
"Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind."
"What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others."
"You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you."
"Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly."
"There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly."
"When I was 5 years old, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘a leaf’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life."
"A thankful heart is the best antidote to bitterness."
William L. Craig
"Humility is knowing what you’re good at, what you’re not, and realizing that everything isn’t about you."
"Despair is relative. A dog dying, to a child who has experienced little, is as depressing as the death of a spouse to a man or woman who has experienced much."
Jeremiah van Guilder