Randi

a couple words about the writer

Stilettos to Aristotle was created in February 2011, as a fun and lighthearted way to share inspiration, fashion, faith, philosophy, and anything in between. Residing in Rochester, New York, with her husband, son and two dogs, Randi works as a Designer, Blogger, and Marketing Consultant.

Greetings, I'm Randi.

English blood and a Texas native. Wife to my better half, Jeff, who keeps me sane. Mama to my little one, Jax, who's the light of my life. With a background in ministry, my husband and I have a heart for the gospel, which greatly influences my philosophical perspectives. Another facet of influence is my love of design and fashion. Making all things beautiful, that is my ambition. I love literature and writing, especially fantasy fiction. Beyond that, I enjoy travel, fitness and wine. 

 

words of inspiration

 

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)

The object of education is to teach us to love beauty. (Plato)

Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons. (J.R.R. Tolkien)

What I believe about God is the most important thing about me. (A.W. Tozer)

What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.  (E. M. Forster)

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. (C.S. Lewis)

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. (Henry S. Commager)

The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel. (Horace Walpole)

The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them. (Albert Einstein)

Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference. (Voltaire)

Don’t allow your pursuit for excellence to create an environment where everyone falls short.

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it. (Audrey Hepburn)

Yet there is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions. (Jane Austen)

The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up. (Harold McAlindon)

You can never be over dressed or over educated. (Oscar Wilde)

It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life in perfection. (Bhagavad Gita)

‎It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. (Albus Dumbledore)

The only place the mind will ever find peace is inside the silence of the heart.

Vanity working on a weak mind produces every kind of mischief. (Emma, Jane Austen)

Truth does not depend on consensus of opinion.

Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested. (Oswald Chambers)

But to mean it when I say that I want my life to count for His glory is to drive a stake through the heart of self – a painful and determined dying to me that must be a part of every day I live. (Louie Giglio)

Love is not an affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. (C.S. Lewis)

No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern. (Plato)

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. (Winston Churchill)

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God. (Martin Luther)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. (Aristotle)

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. (Winston Churchill)

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. (C.S. Lewis)

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. (Socrates)

There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow. (Martin Luther)

If Christians want us to believe in a Redeemer, let them act redeemed. (Voltaire)

No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism. (Winston Churchill)

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. (C.S. Lewis)

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. (Aristotle)

Truth is a fruit which should not be plucked until it is ripe. (Voltaire)

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. (Winston Churchill)

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