Some Thoughts About Excuses From Anonymous

 

“There are always excuses available if you are weak enough to use them.”

“A real man is one who finds excuses for others, but never for himself.”

There aren’t really enough crutches in the world for all the lame excuses.”

“People are great manufacturers. Some make good, others make trouble, and some just make excuses.”

“Excuses fool no one but the person who makes them.”

 

 

Some Thoughts About Thoughts From Anonymous

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“More and more food is coming canned or prepackaged—including food for thought.”

“The one thing worse than a vacant mind is one filled with spiteful thoughts.”

“Our words may hide our thoughts, but our actions will reveal them.”

“You cannot escape the results of your own thoughts.

“Man can live without air for a few minutes, without water for two weeks, without food for six weeks—and without a new thought for a lifetime.”

Some Thoughts About Praise From Anonymous

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“It is all right to be always looking for compliments—to give to someone else.”

“If you’re not mature enough to take criticism, you’re too immature for praise.”

“Remember, whenever you’re praised to the sky, it’s best to keep your feet on the ground.”

“It is not he who searches for praise who finds it.”

“It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism.”

Books Of Interest: Murakami and Bonhoeffer August 10th, 2014

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I must admit that I have not read much fiction in my life but when I ran across Haruki Murakami and his book 1Q84 and read it, I became enthralled with his writing and his masterful creativity in weaving a story together. I am looking forward to reading his new work: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pigrimmage. After having read a review by Patti Smith in today’s New York Times Book Review, I became aware of some of his very early works such as Sputnik Sweetheart, Norwegian Wood and Pinball, 1973. I truly admire someone who can come up with such stories across so many varied characters and such imagination. I will update you on my reading on this.

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I have also become very interested, as I have stated in earlier posts about biographies and memoirs of individuals that I do not know very well or not at all. This biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of those individuals that I had heard the name but did not know anything about. I also ran across this new biography in the New York Times Book Review entitled Strange Glory: A Life Of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh. This is a man who became a Christian martyr and put to death by the German gestapo in 1945 and who struggled with the teachings of Christianity in Germany at the turbulent time of Adolph Hitler and how the Nazi’s used these to bless their activities. I will also update you on this book as I am still intrigued about the rise of Adolph Hitler and the German nation between World War I and II.

Some Thoughts About Hospitals From Anonymous

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“You’re ready to leave the hospital when the food begins to taste good.”

“A hospital is where they wake a patient at the crack of dawn so that he can lie there wondering why they did it!”

“A hospital room is a place where friends of the patient congregate to tell him what their symptoms are.”

“Most hospitals are now so expensive that when you’re brought in they interview you to see which ailment you can afford to have.”

“No patient should leave the hospital until he’s strong enough to face the cashier.”

Some Thoughts About Forgiveness From Anonymous

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“Forgiveness save the expense of anger, the high cost of hatred, and the waste of energy.”

“It isn’t necessary to put a marker at the grave when we forgive and bury the hatchet.”

“Forgiveness is the perfume that the trampled flower casts upon the heel that crushed it.”

“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.”

“It is far better to forgive and forget than to hate and remember.”

Some Thoughts About History From Anonymous

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“Learning history is easy; learning its lessons is almost impossible.”

“History reveals that wars create more problems than they solve.”

“History is nothing more than the art of reconciling fact with fiction.”

“The advantage of studying history is that it keeps you from feeling too important.”

“History is simply a record of man’s intelligence—or lack of it.”