Monday, June 21, 2010

This Weeks Quote - Thomas Brooks

The flowers smell sweetest after a shower; vines bear the better for bleeding; the walnut-tree is most fruitful when most beaten; saints spring and thrive most internally, when they are most externally afflicted. Afflictions are the mother of virtue. Manasseh’s chain was more profitable to him than his crown...All the stones that came about Stephen’s ears did but knock him closer to Christ, the corner-stone.

- Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)