“What is past, one cannot change,
so each backward glance is a bit of the present slipping away.”
“If there is no wind, you must learn to row. —Polish Proverb”
“Push not the river; it will flow on its own accord. —Polish Proverb”
“Life is like the moon— now dark, now full. —Polish Proverb”
“No man knows courage,” his father had told him, “who has not known fear.”
“Few Polish citizens left on the Praga side of the River Vistula were allowed to live. The burning of the bridge was fortuitous, however, for the Russians were held at bay, allowing the night to cool their red rage. In the morning, the English ambassador to Poland and the Papal Nuncio crossed the river and secured from Suvorov assurance that the capital would be taken peacefully.”
“There are three things that are difficult to keep hidden: a fire, a cold, and love. —Polish Proverb”
“There's no key to the woods and fields.”
“Wherever you go, you can never leave yourself behind. —Polish Proverb”
“Follow your heart. Indulge your whims. They are usually correct. And when they are not, do not allow the world to judge you overly much.”
“A child, she reasoned, does not pick its parents nor the circumstances of its birth. A”
“The roots of learning are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. —Polish Proverb”
“Before the war, a white man named Jonathan Edwards came to Stockbridge to teach my people about sin, but I doubt very much he could see sin in this. You defended yourself against a man who would otherwise have killed you and your friends. Perhaps you feel no regret because your spirit knows you did what was right.”
“Life is not a problem to be solved, it is a mystery to be lived.”
“People often seem to think that when you're following the Lord and trying to do His will, your path will always be clear, the decisions smooth and easy, and life will be lived happily ever after and all that. Sometimes that may be true, but I've found that more often, it's not. The muddled decisions still seem muddled, bad things still happen to believers, and great things can happen to nonbelievers. When it comes to making our decisions, the key that God is concerned with is that we are trusting and seeking Him. God's desire is for us to align our lives with His Word and His will.”
“But it’s happening and I think we’re both powerless to stop it.”
“She was talking about herself and Sebec. She was explaining to him how hard it could be to accept the way things sometimes worked out.”
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