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They said what?

You can tell I’m grasping for blog ideas when I pull something like this.  However, I genuinely like to hear what other people have said on different subjects in the past.  I won’t claim to agree with all of them, but hey – food for thought anyone?  Count your blessings, I’m only including a few here; I have 8 pages of these in a Word document! 😀

“If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them.  But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.  And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?” ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I hate to disagree with him but based on my personal experience I’d say my grandfather had no good in him.

“This is my simple religion.  There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.  Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” ~ the Dalai Lama

Nice.  I’ve always felt closer to God outdoors, especially at the ocean or in the mountains.

“A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt.  He said, ‘I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart.  One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one.  The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one.’  The grandson asked him, ‘which wolf will win the fight in your heart?’  The grandfather answered, ‘The one I feed.’ ~ Unknown

Anonymous wisdom is sometimes the best.

Instead of giving money to fund colleges to promote learning, why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything?  If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.” ~ Will Rogers

I’ll bet it would work too.

This one’s for you, my online friends:

“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My very favorite quote is by Spider Robinson, an author I found by accident several years ago.  I promptly devoured everything he wrote.  This is my signature line for my personal email account.

“Shared pain is lessened.  Shared joy is increased.”

So true.  I hope y’all are having a good week.


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