Isobel Kuhn Quote
The Rest is Silence - Music at Night and Other Essays (1931)
“A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it.”
The Princess and Curdie (1883)
“Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.”
Variant translation: "For love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not a mere sentiment; it is truth; it is the joy that is at the root of all creation. " - Sadhana: The Realisation of Life (1913)
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe, translated by Thomas Bailey Saunders, Macmillan and Company, 1906, p. 130. Variant translation: "It is not enough to know, we must also apply; it is not enough to will, we must also do."
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
As quoted in: Morally We Roll Along, Gay MacLaren, Little, Brown, 1938, p. 66, "I Meet Mark Twain"
Picture Source: WikipediaIsobel Kuhn
Born: December 17, 1901
Died: March 20, 1957 (aged 55)
Bio: Isobel Selina Miller Kuhn, born Isobel Selina Miller, aka, Belle, was a Canadian Christian missionary to the Lisu people of Yunnan Province, China, and northern Thailand. She served with the China Inland Mission, along with her husband, John, as a Bible translator, church planter, Bible teacher, evangelist and authored nine books about her experiences.