Thursday, March 11, 2010

Quote from today's History (TOG) reading....

I haven't been keeping up w/my school week updates for quite a while now, and probably will not start again b/c I just don't expect I will, but wanted to share something from today's reading.

We are using Tapestry of Grace and in our history studies today, we read "William Penn: Founder of the Pennsylvania Colony" which included the following quote from William Penn that I heartily agree with and enjoyed:

"The country life is to be preferred, for there we see the works of God, but in cities little else but the works of men. And one makes a better subject for our contemplation than the other."  - William Penn, Some Fruits of Solitude, 1693

Amen!

3 comments:

Courtney said...

amen!

Lepidoptera said...

That quote struck a chord with me too when we read it. Give me peace and quiet and outdoors any day over the hustle and bustle of city life!

Matt said...

that made me think of the Green Acres theme song! Only the country part though!

Green acres is the place to be
Farm living is the life for me
Land spreading out,
so far and wide
Keep Manhattan,
just give me that countryside.

You are my wife Goodbye city life! Green Acres we are there!