Elizabeth Goudge Quotes

Elizabeth Goudge Quotes: I doubt if we nuns are really as self-sacrificing as we must seem to be to you who live in the world. We don't give everything for nothing, you know. The mystery plays fair.
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Elizabeth Goudge Quote: One is seldom unchanged by the death of those one loves. It gives me a deeper knowledge of them, and so of oneself in regard to them.
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Quotes about Elizabeth Goudge: The whole universe was stilled as if listening for a voice. For the space of one heartbeat there was peace on earth. For one fraction of a moment there was no deed of violence wrought on earth, no hatred, no fire, no whirlwind, no pain, no fear. Existence rested against the heart of God, then sighed and journeyed again.
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Quote about Elizabeth Goudge: In my opinion, too much attention to weather makes for instability of character.
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Elizabeth Goudge Sayings: Jean was visited by one of her rare moments of happiness, one of those moments when the goodness of God was so real to her that it was like taste and scent; the rough strong taste of honey in the comb and the scent of water. Her thoughts of God had a homeliness that at times seemed shocking, in spite of their power, which could rescue her from terror or evil with an ease that astonished her.
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Elizabeth Goudge Saying: Most of us tend to belittle all suffering except our own,
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Sayings about Elizabeth Goudge: There was a good deal to be said, Hilary decided, for middle age and infirmity. The years in which one demanded much of life were left behind, together with the bitterness of not getting what one wanted. One's values, too, were altered. Gifts that once one took for granted, sunshine and birdsong, freedom from pain, sleep and one's daily bread, seemed now so extraordinarily precious.
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Saying about Elizabeth Goudge: cowardice more than any other failing demands a ruthless paying of the price from those who give it hospitality.
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Elizabeth Goudge Quotes: As this world becomes increasingly ugly, callous and materialistic it needs to be reminded that the old fairy stories are rooted in truth, that imagination is of value, that happy endings do, in fact, occur, and that the blue spring mist that make an ugly street look beautiful is just as real a thing as the street itself.
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Elizabeth Goudge Quote: Our home, our special country, is for all of us the place where we find liberation; a very difficult word ... that tries to describe something that can't be described but is the only thing worth having.
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Quotes about Elizabeth Goudge: The perfect moment, once lost, is not easily found again.
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