Interesting Thought For Today

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    I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, -- but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. [John Galsworth, “Errantry” stanza 1, The Collected Poems of John Galsworthy, p.1, 1934]
     
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    Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

    Lin Yutang
     
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    A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

    Maurice Chevalier
     
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    Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

    Robert Frost
     
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    What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?

    Mahatma Gandhi
     
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    Quite a bit. Orphans and the homeless are not dead and have minds just like everyone else. :)
     
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    As with all proverbs, the context of the originator must be taken into account, simply because there are many conflicting (or seemingly so) proverbs that are equally "accepted"!

    A couple of examples:

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder
    vs
    Out of sight, out of mind

    OR

    He who hesitates is lost
    vs
    Haste makes waste


    One generally quotes the specific one that suits his purpose at the time.

    Sorta like those that pick & choose isolated Scripture verses with no regard for the context and/or the over-all teaching of Scripture.
     
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    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

    Henry David Thoreau
     
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    Somthing like "Penny wise and pound foolish." Or, "Look after your pennies and your pounds will look after themselves."

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
     
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    A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
     
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    A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.

    Saint Thomas Aquinas
     
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    Cleverness is not wisdom.

    Euripides
     
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    Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

    William Wallace
     
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    I am closing this thread because we have several 'daily comment' threads here and the OP's got permission from an Administrator to start them.

    Thanks for understanding.
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