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Thoughts of Wisdom

Thoughts of Wisdom are added on a regular basis from past and contemporary thinkers; sometimes including an original thought by the person in charge of this page, RAP.
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

"Yes, ... since the very beginning,
Love and Friendship had been the best of precious mates,
thus one day as they were having their daily walk together,
Love asked Friendship:
My Dear Friend, why do you exist, if I am already here?
And Friendship replied:
I'm here My Love, to bring a smile everywhere where you have left a tear..."

"A man cannot live all his life holding a mirror in his hand."
Aivar Andrejev

“It's so simple to be wise.
Just think of something stupid
to say and then don't say it.”
Sam Levenson

“The more violent the love,
the more violent the anger.”
Burmese Proverb

"Change your thoughts and
you change your world."
Norman Vincent Peale

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and
soul even to your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success.”
Swami Sivananda

“Knowledge is a process of piling up
facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.”
Martin Fischer

"There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved."
George Sand

“Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.”
French Proverb

“An optimist stays up until midnight to
see the new year in. A pessimist stays
up to make sure the old year leaves.”
Bill Vaughn

“The beginning of wisdom is found
In doubting; by doubting we come
to the question, and by seeking
we may come upon the truth.”
Pierre Abelard

“A little help is better than a lot of pity.”
Celtic Proverb

“Your Merry Christmas may depend
upon what others do for you...
but your Happy New Year depends
upon what you do for others.”

“The best advice is found on the pillow.”
Danish Proverb

"Prayer may not change things for you,
but it for sure changes you for things."
Samuel Shoemaker

“Keep your eyes wide open before
marriage, half shut afterwards.”
American Proverb

"Prayer is when you talk to God;
meditation is when you listen to God."

“Kindness is more important than
Wisdom and the recognition of
this is the beginning of wisdom.”
Theodore Rubin

“Snow is the peasants' wealth.”
Norwegian Proverb

“He that can have patience,
can have what he will.”
Benjamin Franklin

"Prayer gives a man the opportunity
of getting to know a gentleman he
hardly ever meets. I do not mean
his maker, but himself."
William Inge

“Experience is a comb which
nature gives us when we are bald.”
Chinese Proverb

"Happiness does not consist in
pastimes and amusements
but in virtuous activities."

"A real leader faces the music,
even when he doesn't like the tune."

“The wolf changes his coat but not his nature.”
Latin Proverb

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities.
In the expert´s mind there are few."
Shunryu Suzuki

"Often the test of courage
is not to die but to live."
Vittorio, Conte Di Alfieri

“A tree falls the way it leans.”
Bulgarian Proverb

“There is very little success
where there is no laughter.”
Andrew Carnegie

“If you wish to learn the highest truths,
begin with the alphabet.”
Japanese Proverb

"When you are content to be simply
yourself and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you."

"The ancient Greek definition of
happiness was the full use of your
powers along lines of excellence."

“An empty purse frightens away friends.”
English Proverb

“Six essential qualities that are the key
to success: Sincerity, personal integrity,
humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.”
William Menninger

“When spider webs unite,
they can tie up a lion.”
Ethiopian Proverb

"We rarely think people have good
sense unless they agree with us."
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Be first at the feast,
and last at the fight.”
Indian Proverb

“It is almost as good as bringing
good news not to bring bad.”
Irish Proverb

"One of the many things nobody ever
tells you about middle age is that it's
such a nice change from being young."
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“Between saying and doing many
a pair of shoes is worn out.”
Italian Proverb

“Life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it.”
Lou Holtz