‘food For Thought’

FedUp02

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#1
"It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend."

— William Blake

"People who believe that they are strong-willed and the masters of their destiny can only continue to believe this by becoming specialists in self-deception."

— James Baldwin

"In the end there doesn't have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to."

— Robert Brault

"A new broom sweeps clean, but an old broom knows the corners."

— Irish Proverb

"I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better."

– Plutarch

"It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of truth."

— John Locke

"God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile."

— Max Lucado

"Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes."

– Friedrich Nietzsche

"It takes time to save time."

— Joe Taylor

"You know that you have been stabbed when you feel the deep pain of betrayal."

— Les Parrott

"Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance."

— Old West Proverb

"Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for."

— Jerry Seinfeld

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast."

— Peter Drucker
 

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#2
Thanks for the great quotes as always! :)
 

acesfull

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#3
This is a fun thread... Please allow me to contribute.

" The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul" Shanna Rodriquez

" We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young". Letty Cottin Pogrebin

" Almost nothing great has ever been done in the world except by the genius and firmness of a single, combating the prejudices of the multitude"... VOLTAIRE

" No moral man can adjust to injustice".. Henry David Thoreau

" There is sacredness in tears, they are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues, They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable Love".. Washington Irving

" You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept". Khalil Gibran

" Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman".. Beethoven

" Eloquence is the poetry of prose" William Cullen Bryant

And for all my great friends here on LS, that have been walking with me thru some dark times. This one is for all of you.

" Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." Helen Keller

Great thread.!

Best regards
81 months
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FedUp02

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#5
Acesfull,

Thank you for your contribution. All great quotes and, l too can definitely relate to the Helen Keller quote. Glad you like the threat.

FedUp
 

wanda robo

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#7
Well, normally I pick the one I like, but it seems aces has started a new trend:)

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain" Vivian Greene
 

acesfull

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#8
" I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it".. VOLTAIRE

" One great use of words is to hide our thoughts". VOLTAIRE

" Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do" VOLTAIRE

" When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies" Khalil Gibran

" I am ignorant of absolute truth, but I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward." Khalili Gibran

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One of my favors from Longfellow, upon attending an event after the death of his beloved wife.. One in which I can surely relate too.

" The lights seemed dimmer, the music sadder, the flowers fewer, and the woman less fair". Longfellow

" I will be stronger than my sadness" Jasmine Warga

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Nj-81 months
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acesfull

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#9
Good day all... Some of my favorite's today.

" Moderation in temper is always a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice'... Thomas Paine

" My mind is my church".. Thomas Paine

Let me recommend a book... " Rights of Man, Common Sense and other writings... By Thomas Paine..

Paine is my favorite Founding Father, he was a true Patriot and did not ever own any slaves.. Only two others, Alexander Hamilton and John Adams can make the same claim.

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Nj-81 Months
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FedUp02

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#10
Acesfull,

Your quotes are fantastic. You are so right about John Paine. I agree with Wanda - I think you have started a new trend too!

Wanda,

Loved your quote. Hope things are better for you now.

FedUp
 

acesfull

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#11
Acesfull,

Your quotes are fantastic. You are so right about John Paine. I agree with Wanda - I think you have started a new trend too!

Wanda,

Loved your quote. Hope things are better for you now.

FedUp
Hi Fed,

I believe you meant " Thomas Paine"... Not John,, LOL----

I have read all of Paine's writings--- The John, you referenced, is John Locke

I have also read all Locke writings.. His " Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration" is a must read for all liberty minded folks..

Voltaire said of John Locke, "The Man of the greatest wisdom, what he has not seen clearly, I despair of ever seeing'..
If Locke influenced Voltaire, then surely Locke is good enough for me as well. So without further ado allow me to add some Locke to this great fun thread.

" New opinions are always suspected and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common"

" We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character from those who are around us"

And one that I can surely relate thereon.

" I had a love affair that robbed me of my use of reason"..

Locke,Voltaire and Paine are a must read.. Tomorrow I shall have some Friedrich Nietzsche for us all to read and ponder.

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Nj-81 Months
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FedUp02

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#12
Hey Acesfull,

Good grief! Yes, Thomas Paine. I don't know why I typed John. Thank you for correcting that.

I look forward to your Nietzsche quotes!

FedUp02
 

acesfull

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#13
Some Nietzsche;

" The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself"

" My solitude doesn't depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company"

I am guilty of doing what Nietzsche says in this quote.. So true..

" Men have hitherto treated women like birds which have strayed down to them from heights, as something more delicate more fragile, more savage, stranger, sweeter, soulful-- but as something which has to be caged up so that it shall not fly away"

" Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a Warrior"

Nietzsche was a brilliant philosophy, however at the young age of 44 he suffered a total collapse and a complete loss of his mental faculties.
To think such a mind totally wiped out of all reason... Hence said tragedy brings to mind a great quote from Job. To wit.

" We must accept with humility and faith whatever happens to us in life, both good and bad, because life itself is a gift from God. He gives to us and He takes from us according to His own plan'..

Best regards
Nj-81 Months
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acesfull

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#14
The 4am storm is hitting my home with much force.. So I need think of the beauty of a sunset and the bright moon.

" When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator" Mahatma Gandhi

" Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory" Gandhi

" The weak can never forgive- forgiveness is the attribute of the strong" Gandhi

" Happiness is not having a leaky roof during a storm at 4am" ACEFULL

Going back to bed, hopefully to sleep!

Best regards
Nj-81 Months
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acesfull

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#16
Good ones Aces!

Fed
Hi Fed
Over the years it has been my experience that sometimes a few good quotes from a book can sum up the entire book.. Also some great quotes inspire much good thought.. And "thinking" makes us all the more wiser.
Be well!

Best regards
81 Months
Nj/HWP
 

FedUp02

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#17
Hi Fed
Over the years it has been my experience that sometimes a few good quotes from a book can sum up the entire book.. Also some great quotes inspire much good thought.. And "thinking" makes us all the more wiser.
Be well!

Best regards
81 Months
Nj/HWP
Absolutely agree! Well said. (You say some good quotables yourself!)

My son does volunteer work at a thrift store near where he lives and he got us a large poster which we had never seen before (some here may have?). It is a dog riding a tricycle with a cat sitting on his head who is holding a tightrope balance bar with 2 mice on each end, one doing acrobats and the other juggling bells and at the bottom it says "The trick about life is to make it look easy." We have framed it and it hangs on a wall in our living room.

Thank you! You be well too.

Cheers,
Fed
 

acesfull

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#18
Thoughts for today.

' Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools" Albert Einstein

" The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent of absorbing positive knowledge. Einstein

" A gentleman can live through anything". William Faulkner

" I believe that a man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immoral, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul , a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance". William Faulkner

One of my all time favorites--- " The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives" Albert Einstein
 

acesfull

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#19
Indeed, the moral of the story is simply, instead of the dog and cat eating one mice, they fight for the pleasure of eating two..

I would venture to guess that said story is about " greed and strength"..

Had the dog been wise, he would encourage the cat to eat both mice, and then after , while our full complacent cat was sleeping and celebrating its full belly and victory, our wise dog would eat said cat.. LOL... " The art of war" SUN TZU

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Nj-81 months
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