Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Quote of the Week

"Boys, be ambitious.  Be ambitious not for money or for selfish aggrandizement, not for that evanescent thing which men call fame.   Be ambitious for that attainment of all that a man ought to be"

William S. Clark, (1826-1886)


Anonymous said...

Great quote!

jimmy said...

This is a great quote. i have wanted to comment on it all morning. i was praying with a friend this morning and we used 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 as a centering text to pray from. i had read your quote earlier and so was able to connect it to this text. so, for me if i remember "But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us", i think i can focus my ambition in right direction -- magnify God and the glorious gospel and remember i am the jar of clay

Craver Vii said...

I expect that in the 1800's people in general had a better idea of what a man ought to be. We see a lot of large boys who treat their wives as a replacement for their mothers, and who are more interested in their toys than their own children.

Every Square Inch said...

tanya - thanks for stopping by!

jimmy - thanks for sharing the text from 2 Cor 4:7-18. It's a reminder that we're just jars of clay - nothing special - what's special about us is Christ at work in and through us.

Craver - I don't know much about how men were in the 1800s but I completely understand what you're saying about men in our society who have yet to outgrow their adolescence.