We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people.
To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn’t just part of our civic responsibility. To me it’s an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is.
We treasure the word of God not only by reading the words of the scriptures, but by studying them. We may be nourished more by pondering a few words, allowing the Holy Ghost to make them treasures to us, than to pass quickly and superficially over whole chapters of scripture.
If you’ve ever been in a position in your life where you just can’t take any more, you just have to get through the next second, and the next second after that.
To go back and read Swift and Defoe and Samuel Johnson and Smollett and Pope – all those people we had to read in college English courses – to read them now is to have one of the infinite pleasures in life.
The gospel may not make a sow’s ear into a silk purse, but it will make everybody better if they live it. I’ve tried it. It stands the test.
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.
Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people.
Every book is a new journey. I never felt I was an expert on a subject as I embarked on a project.
A poet’s autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.