Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Thursday, May 27, 2004

"Learn what is true, in order to do what is right,’ is the summing up of the whole duty of man." — Thomas Henry Huxley

"Truth never damages a cause that is just." — Mohandas K. Gandhi

"Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of the situation. Then decide what you’re going to do about it." — Kathleen Casey Theisen

"Truth is in things, and not in words." — Herman Mellville

"The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear." — Herbert Sebastian Agar

I've had this list in my email for quite awhile, and it's time I included it here. - DAJ


  1. Faith is the ability to not panic.
  2. If you worry, you didn't pray. If you pray, don't worry.
  3. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home every day.
  4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
  5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so God can untangle the knot.
  6. Do the math. Count your blessings.
  7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
  8. Dear God: I have a problem. It's me.
  9. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
  10. Laugh every day. It's like inner jogging.
  11. The most important things in your home are the people.
  12. Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.
  13. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.
  14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.
  15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead.
  16. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your precious moments.
  17. Nothing is real to you until you experience it; otherwise it's just hearsay.
  18. It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just flush when you are done.
  19. Living your life successfully and surviving requires courage. The goals and dreams you're seeking require courage and risk taking. Learn from the turtle -- it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck.
  20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Monday, May 17, 2004

"It is the future that creates his present. All is an interminable chain of longing." — Robert Frost

"To find the point where hypothesis and fact meet; the delicate equilibrium between dream and reality; the place where fantasy and earthly things are metamorphosed into a work of art; … this is what man’s journey is about, I think." — Lillian Smith

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few that will catch your heart. Pursue them." — Anonymous, (emphasis added)

"Here’s a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't." — Richard Bach

"Find out what you love. Do it because you love it. Start now." — Barbara Sher

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

"Man is not the lord of beings. Man is the shepherd of Being." -- Martin Heidegger

"Deciding to have kids means forever letting your heart walk around outside your body." — Alexa Junge

"A mother understands what a child does not say." — Jewish proverb

"We don’t remember days; we remember moments." — Cesare Pavese

"The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children." — Marian Wright Edelman

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

"You cannot have Achilles with a pot belly. That doesn't work. He should not only fight like an artist but he should look like a god." -- Director WOLFGANG PETERSON on why BRAD PITT went through a year-long training period to buff up for his role in "Troy," quoted in USA Today

White House - AP Cabinet & State: Prisoner Abuse Quotes

Contains reaction Tuesday, May 4, 2004, to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. military.