Food for Thought

  • In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. — George Orwell
  • It is not that some people have will power and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and some are not. — James Gordon, MD
  • The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. — Ralph W. Sockman
  • I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits then strict justice. — Abraham Lincoln (speech in Washington, DC, 1865)
  • Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. — Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices–just recognize them. — Edward R. Murrow (television broadcast, Dec 31, 1955)
  • Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die. — Anne Lemott (from Traveling Mercies)
  • Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? — Abraham Lincoln
  • To the soul, there is hardly anything more healing than friendship. — Thomas Moore
  • All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. — Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)

And last but definitely not profoundly least:

  • The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize. — Clairee Belcher (from the movie Steel Magnolias)
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