Words of Wisdom August 15-19

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character counts

 

Select one of the quotes from the words of wisdom this week, copy and paste the quote in the response, and then write at least two thoughtful sentences in response. You are welcome to either agree or disagree with the statement. References to your own experiences are welcome.

 

“. . . the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” (Anne Frank)

“Character is what you know you are, not what others think you are.”  (Marva Collins) 

“The great hope of society is individual character”  (William Channing)   

Words of Wisdom May 31-June 2

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Select one of the quotes from the words of wisdom this week, copy and paste the quote in the response, and then write at least two thoughtful sentences in response. You are welcome to either agree or disagree with the statement. References to your own experiences are welcome.

 

“From a short pleasure comes a long repentance.” (French Saying)

Words of Wisdom May 23-27

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rubies

 

Select one of the quotes from the words of wisdom this week, copy and paste the quote in the response, and then write at least two thoughtful sentences in response. You are welcome to either agree or disagree with the statement. References to your own experiences are welcome.

Knowledge without wisdom is a house without doors.”

“To succeed, consult three old people.” (Chinese Saying)

“Wisdom is better than rubies, and all things that may be desired are not to be compared with it.” (Solomon)

Words of Wisdom May 16-20

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make a difference

 

Select one of the quotes from the words of wisdom this week, copy and paste the quote in the response, and then write at least two thoughtful sentences in response. You are welcome to either agree or disagree with the statement. References to your own experiences are welcome.

“I thought I was poor because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.  So, I took his shoes.  After all, he wasn’t using them . . . ”  (Arabian Proverb)

“Your best shot at happiness, self-worth, and personal satisfaction – the things that make up real success – is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile” (William Raspberry)

“Each of us is called to make the world a better place. Our lives must be creative.” (Father Edward J. Lavin)

Words of Wisdom May 9-13

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nation is honest

 

Select one of the quotes from the words of wisdom this week, copy and paste the quote in the response, and then write at least two thoughtful sentences in response. You are welcome to either agree or disagree with the statement. References to your own experiences are welcome.

“The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.” (Frederick Douglass)

“The cruelty of violence leads nowhere.  No good is obtained by contributing to its growth.  Seek the roads of dialogue and not those of violence.” (Pope John Paul II)

“Everyone should practice true humanity toward his fellow men; on that depends the future of mankind”   (Albert Schweitzer)

Words of Wisdom May 2-6

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virtue

Select one of the quotes from the words of wisdom this week, copy and paste the quote in the response, and then write at least two thoughtful sentences in response. You are welcome to either agree or disagree with the statement. References to your own experiences are welcome.

 

“A friend is one who always pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues.” (Henry David Thoreau)

“Of all the things which belong to honorable people, not one is so highly prized as that of character” (Henry Clay)”

“Cultivate virtue in yourself, and Virtue will be real.”  (Lao Tzu)

Words of Wisdom April 25-29

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problems are only

 

Select one of the quotes from the words of wisdom this week, copy and paste the quote in the response, and then write at least two thoughtful sentences in response. You are welcome to either agree or disagree with the statement. References to your own experiences are welcome.

 

 

“Become a possiblitarian.  No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities – always see them, for they are always there.”  (Dr. Norman Vincent Peale)

“Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.” (Henry J. Kaiser)

“Action is the antidote to despair.” (JoanBaez)

Words of Wisdom April 18-22

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lived well

 

Select one of the quotes from the words of wisdom this week, copy and paste the quote in the response, and then write at least two thoughtful sentences in response. You are welcome to either agree or disagree with the statement. References to your own experiences are welcome.

 

 

 

“Do you know what a diligent man is? He shall be successful and stand before kings.”  (Hebrew Proverb)

“I have limitations. Things don’t come easily to me.  I have to slug it out slowly.” (John Heywood)

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.” (Anonymous)

Words of Wisdom April 11-15

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Select one of the quotes from the words of wisdom this week, copy and paste the quote in the response, and then write at least two thoughtful sentences in response. You are welcome to either agree or disagree with the statement. References to your own experiences are welcome.

“Your success and your happiness lie in you.” (Helen Keller)

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”  (Sigmund Freud)

“You must believe in yourself or no one else will believe in you.”  (Gen. Douglas MacArthur)