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Three Quotes to Ponder January 14, 2008

Posted by Kevin in Ernest Hemingway, Famous Quotes, Jim Elliot, Paul, Philippians 4:11.

Here are three quotes that I came across recently. Actually, I only came across the first one recently. The other two I have known for quite some time.
Here they are and I am looking for some responses or thoughts from anyone who reads them.

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”

Ernest Hemingway

“He is no fool to give up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

Jim Elliot

“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.

Philippians 4:11

Are there any common threads that run through them?

Is Hemingway somehow voicing a Spiritual principle?

What is our response to the goal of health, wealth and happiness that is so common in society?

What are your thoughts on these quotes?

What do they say to you about the life of holiness?