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Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late. -Benjamin Franklin
Posted in The Wisdom of... on Apr 29th, 2013
“As a general rule, I would say that human beings never behave more badly toward one another than when they believe they are protecting God. In the words of Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas, ‘People of the Book risk putting the book above people.’”— Barbara Brown Taylor, Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. -‘. Erma Bombeck
“How do we make our deaths gifts for others? Very often people’s lives are destroyed, harmed, or permanently wounded by the deaths of their relatives or friends. We have to do whatever we can to avoid this. When we are near death what we say to those who are close to us, whether in spoken [...]
Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch it to be sure.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. -Benjamin Franklin
I was reading a book last month where the author Brennen Manning argued that “everything is grace.” I then stumbled upon this 10-minute video (mostly in subtitles) that details the story about a man named Will Agustin, and it details the story of his dream- to build a helicopter. As you may have guessed the [...]
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”~Albert Einstein Click here for more about Albert Einstein
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”- The Buddha
One of my all time favorite people in the world and a great Mom sent me this poster. There is a great deal of wisdom & truth in this exchange between a mother and her son.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind. Aristotle Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)was a Greek philosopher and a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato’s teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in [...]