Rooms of Books

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If you were to visit my home, you would find books in almost every single room (none stored in the humidity of the bathrooms).  But even the laundry, because it is a storage area, holds books.  Cicero lived from 106 BC to 43 BC.  Before printed books, and he said this.  The dude is fascinating.  I looked him up and here are some other quotes from him, I foresee some of these going in my journals:

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

“Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.”

“For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.”

“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.”

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”

“The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.”

and….

“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.”

Yes, I think I would have enjoyed hanging out with this guy.  His words ring true still today.  All things that as a Christian I understand and believe.  All points that Christ may have agreed with, don’t you think?

Much to think on….and maybe journal…and maybe to get more books…

 

 

Go, Tell, and make disciples of all nations--spread the good news.

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