Saturday, July 7, 2012

UBC 5 - GBE2 - The Seven Deadlies

The Seven Deadlies - This week's prompt at GBE2


and Post 5 of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge

I've been wondering how to tackle this prompt and I almost flagged this as nothing came to mind.

And then I thought of all the things I love and one of them are quotes. So quotes it is ...


Pride

            Pride juggle with her toppling towers
            They strike the sun and cease
            But the firm feet of humility
            They grip the ground like trees
                             
                            ~ G K Chesteron, The Ballad of the White Horse
               

Envy

            Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own          
                         
                                                                                                ~ Harold Coffin


Wrath
           
            The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath

                              ~ Gautama Buddha, the Gospel of Buddha


Gluttony

            Gluttony is the lust of the mind

                              ~ Thomas Hobbes




Sloth


           Diligence overcomes difficulties, sloth makes them


                                                      ~ Benjamin Franklin
             



Greed

          Love gives beauty to everything it touches. Not greed and utility; they produce offices,
          but not dwelling houses. To be able to love material things, to clothe them with tender grace,
          and yet not be attached to them, this is a great service.
                                                                                                        ~ Rabindranath Tagore



Lust

          He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed
          breakfast with it in his heart
                                                                                                                  ~ CS Lewis


    
Enjoy your day - some days we can take this philosophically, some days we can take them in jest. It really all depends on your point of view.



Warm Regards
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14 comments:

  1. Suzy,
    Your posts are really thought provoking. I love how you highlighted the 7 Deadlies.

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Glad you liked my post.

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  2. The quote about Sloth is great, and very relevant to some things going on in my life at the moment... and the one about Lust made me giggle!

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    1. Thanks Kat. Yep made me giggle too - I had to share that - lust so cleverly depicted.

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  3. Oh. I am certainly guilt of some of these. Though not sloth . Wish I actually had time for that one. To be sloths. A lazy bumb. You know, a sloth on a lounge chair.

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    1. Hi Sandra, Saturday is my sloth day. Not necessarily in a lounge chair though!

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  4. Lusting after breakfast...that is classic! I think I may like lust the best. No wait, I mean, of the seven deadlies, lust is, no wait...ummm...nevermind.

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    1. Oh lol, my sentiments exactly.

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  5. I enjoyed all the quotes, but that last one by C.S. Lewis really made me smile.

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    1. Thanks Myrna, yep made me smile too - I had to end on a happy note.

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    1. Thanks Debbie and thanks for dropping by.

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  7. I like the one about envy and the one about the sharpest sword.. very interesting quotes to sit and ponder for a while.. By the way, Hi! I'm your newest follower! And I also love the haiku on your previous post!

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    1. Thanks Crystal for your comment and for following me. I'm following you too - I see that we both participated in Andy's Lover's Cover challenge. Glad you liked my haiku.

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