A Moments Wisdom

–“Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast, and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom you have been destined to live.” (Marcus Aurelius)
–“We have become so addicted to pleasure that we won’t eat ordinary food or drink weak or stale liquids; we must have the best food and drink for our bodies, while our souls feed on empty and rotting things.” (William Penn, 1644-1718)
–Our birth makes us mortal; our death makes us immortal.
–A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye, and it puts everything out of focus. Hold it at proper viewing distance, and it can be examined and classified. Throw it at your feet, and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway to eternity.
–Often when we are asking for advice, we are actually looking for an accomplice.
–Whenever you see darkness, there is an extraordinary opportunity for your light to burn brighter.
–You can’t expect a person to see eye to eye with you when you are looking down on him.
–The best wealth is a poverty of desires.
–How have I been helped by politically correct speech? I used to think I was poor. Then they told me I wasn’t poor; I was “needy.” Then they told me it was self-defeating to think of myself as needy; I was “deprived.” Then they told me I was “underprivileged,” but later changed that because underprivileged was overused. I was now “disadvantaged.” I still don’t have a dime to my name, but I have a great vocabulary.
–God often comforts us, not by changing the circumstances of our lives, but by helping us change our attitudes toward them.
–We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
–Faith is to the soul what a mainspring is to a watch.
–Health reform begins in the kitchen, not in Washington, DC.
–Humans want others to obey them, even their equals; but, they will not obey God who made them and is so far above them.
–Gambling is a sure way to get nothing for something.
–He who tries to build according to everyone’s advice will soon have a crooked house.
–It is better to die on behalf of Jesus Christ than to rule over all the earth.
–The enlightened notice everything; the ignorant comment on everything.
–Do not give until it hurts; give until you feel better.
–The true secret of giving good advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be completely indifferent whether or not it is taken, refusing to persist in trying to get the person to implement it.
–The leg does not feel the chain on earth when the mind is in heaven.
–There are some things you must do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday will not get the job done.
–Don’t discourage another’s plans until you have a better one to offer.
–There was once a public speaker conducting a seminar called: “Rules for Raising Children.” After he got some kids of his own, he changed the title to: “Suggestions for Raising Children.” When his children became teens, he discontinued the seminars.
–No life is so hard that you can’t make it easier by the way you take it.
–The trouble with most sound, wise advice is that it is 99% sound and 1% wise.
–He who keeps company with the wolves will soon learn to howl and snarl.
–It is a wonder that babies learn how to speak English, considering how we talk to them.