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When said briefly, pithily, and picturesquely, our statements attract attention.  And, when they are also words of wisdom, people pay attention.  Wouldn’t the world be a better place in that case?  – – – – Point made. 

  • “What do you do?” the young man asked Einstein.  “I am a student of physics,” Einstein answered. “And yourself?“    “I finished physics last year,” the young man replied.
  • A cake of memories will do for a bite now and then, but it makes a poor daily bread.  (Charles H. Spurgeon)
  • A Christian can, and should, learn the happy art of extracting good out of seeming evil and to grow tall by stooping.
  • A Christian engineer doesn’t build Christian bridges.  A Christian engineer builds solid bridges.  (Emil Brunner)
  • Clear consciences make soft pillows.
  • A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular. (Adlai Stevenson)
  • Gems are not polished without friction nor are we perfected without trials. (Chinese proverb)
  • A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
  • Being a parent is difficult for two reasons. You are expected to teach that which you love the most to get along without you and, secondly, you don’t know for twenty years if you’re any good at it!
  • Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.
  • Beware of enterprises that require new clothes rather than a new wearer of clothes. (Henry David Thoreau)
  • Fact is fact, and feeling is feeling, never does the second change the first.
  • God accompanies His children into exile.  (Elie Wiesel in All Rivers Run to the Sea)
  • People of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that we can live above the level of moral squalor. (John Gardner)
  • It is a sign that your reputation is small and shrinking if your own tongue must praise you.
  • Freedom is participation in power. (Cicero)
  • I am always longing to be with people more excellent than myself. (Charles Lamb)

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