Thoughtful Thursday: Wise Jane Austen

It isn't what we say
or think that defines us,
but what we do.

Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility



  1. As they say too, Actions speak louder than words. :)

    1. Its easy for me to say "love thy neighbour" but it is much harder to put it into action.

  2. But what we think and meditate on is shown by our ways - just was reading this last night when I was doing my Bible reading! Think Philippians 4 v 8 to start!

    1. True, this brought to mind Matthew 12:35 - "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things."
      And, "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man." (Mark 7:21-23)
      Actually, this morning in our home education the children and I were learning about how our heart (thoughts) is the root of what we say and do - bad root (bad thoughts) = bad fruit; good root (good thoughts) = good fruit.

    2. There are people who appear to be Christian - they go to church, they read all the right books, but their actions don't reflect that. And sometimes people say things that sounds like they understand, but they behave in quite a different manner. Hopefully for most of us, what we read sinks in and is reflected through our actions. I can say "I care about you" and when in times of need I neglect you because I am too busy - words don't match actions.

  3. Yes, very true. Is that a picture of Miss Jane?

    1. No , just some random Edwardian lady who is rather beautiful :)


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