Friday, March 13, 2015

{Keeping} :: My Commonplace

Just a few words that struck me during our read-aloud time of late...

The truth is, that folks' fancy that such and such things cannot be, 
simply because they have not seen them,
is worth no more than a savage's fancy that there cannot be such a thing as a locomotive, 
because he never saw one running wild in the forest.
 Wise men know that their business is to examine what is, and not to settle what is not.

The Water-Babies 
Charles Kingsley


  1. We finished up The Water Babies a few months ago and I found Kingsley very quotable. :)

    1. Yes, I love this book. Such wise words peppered throughout! This particular quote is testimony of what faith is, and I couldn't help but be impressed by it :-)