These are troubling times. Wisdom seems to be in such short supply. It is hard to maintain a positive outlook, even for me. Here are more words of wisdom that I hope will help us. Some of them have been passed down through the ages. Maybe you have your own words of wisdom that help and guide you.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense…human rights invented America. (Jimmy Carter) The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. (Hubert H Humphrey) Never wrestle with a pig. You both get all dirty and the pig likes it. People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes. (Abigail Van Buren) An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. (Mahatma Gandhi)
It is not the problems in your life; it’s how you feel about the problems. (Norman Vincent Peale) The only force more powerful than fear is faith. When you feel fear, counter it with an affirmation of faith.. (also Norman Vincent Peale) Danger is real, but fear is a choice. Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. (Plato) The Constitution doesn’t begin with I, the President; it begins with “We, the people. (Gloria Steinham)
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) It’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years. (Abraham Lincoln) Pleasant words are a honeycomb; sweet to the soul and healthy to the bones. (Proverbs 16:24) Don’t let kindness and truth forsake you; write them on the tablet of your heart. (Proverbs 3:3) Hurt people hurt people.
If you try to please everyone, you might not please anyone; but if you please yourself, you’ll know that one person is pleased. Either you run the day, or the day runs you. (Jim Rohn) Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery. (Jack Paar) The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm. A mind is like a parachute; it doesn’t work if it’s not open. (Frank Zappa) The truth will set you free. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember what you said.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity would not survive. (The Dali Lama) What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. (Henry S Haskins) Keep interested in your own career, however humble: it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere there is heroism. (from Desiderata)
We can change our actions because we can change our thoughts about our actions. (Dr Wayne Dyer) Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.(Romans 12:20 He restores my soul. (Psalms 23:3) We are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. (Og Mandino) When you come to the fork in the road, take it. (Yogi Berra)
May we live long and prosper.