Tag Archives: Wisdom

Wise Words from a Wise Man

 “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” ~ William Shakespeare in As You Like It Today would have been Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, more or less. We actually aren’t sure when he … Continue reading

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Self-Pity Isn’t Worth the Energy

“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.” ~ Helen Keller I love Helen Keller, I really do. She’s such an inspiration, because not only did she overcome … Continue reading

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Something to Bear in Mind

“Wisdom is learning what to overlook.” ~ William James   A short reminder for myself that I thought I would share.  I felt myself allowing the petty annoyances to get to me, and I finally thought, “you’re smarter than this.”  … Continue reading

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The Little Things

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle I couldn’t resist quoting Doyle today thanks to all the Sherlock hoopla going on thanks to the BBC series … Continue reading

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Wisdom of the Doctor

“Nine hundred years of time and space and I’ve never met anybody who wasn’t important.” ~ the Doctor, as written by Steven Moffat This coming weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the British sci-fi show Doctor Who. A show doesn’t … Continue reading

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Just Be Happy

“Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.” ~ Colette Being wise isn’t easy, but then neither is being happy. Oh, there is much advice on how to be happy, but all of it definitely takes an act of will. I … Continue reading

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Can’t Hurt to Ask

“Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful.”~ Ric Ocasek How many times growing up was I told “It can’t hurt to ask, right?” And for years I didn’t listen. My … Continue reading

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Past Wisdom on Wisdom

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.”~Molière Turmoil in the US.  Again. People are up in arms, some threatening violence, but most … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Courage

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” ~ Thomas Carlyle Discourage. Odd word. Dis-courage. Dis-, a Latin prefix meaning apart, asunder. … Continue reading

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The Courage of the Every Day

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do.  There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”  ~Edward Rickenbacker Every day I am amazed by the simple acts of courage I see all around me. Students entering a classroom for the … Continue reading

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