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Monday, June 10, 2013

Ponder This


Someone said, "My idea of hell is the thought that I have to live in the world you seem itching to put together."

"We have become increasingly an audience waiting to be entertained. Never before have we been able to live in a world with so many forms of unreality."

"There are times we need to be protected from the seduction of eloquence."

"Beware of the emphasis of advertising and other liberal media. They are becoming the creators of our moral ethic."

"Sometimes I feel I have set sail on the Sea of Ambiguity, in the good ship Mediocrity, to the port of Wishful Thinking."

"It's not only later than you think,
 it's sooner than you expect."

"A fanatic is someone who redoubles his efforts long after he has forgotten his aim."

"He had such an ego problem; he was always having a group portrait taken of himself."

"She was one of those people who gave out of things to say long before she stopped talking."

"He has the ability to use fine phrases that have no meaning."

"She had a really dully personality. In fact, she could brighten up any room just by leaving."

"Things are not crucial to life."

"The more complicated life becomes, the more necessary it is to see that our priorities are right."

"My great concern is not that you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."

"The average person will go to great lengths to avoid hard thinking about serious issues. We allow some unknown columnist, commentator or celebrity to tell us what to think."

"Violent behavior is an expression of failure. It always takes more brains, resourcefulness and heroism to make peace than war."

"If you do what you've always done, 
you'll get what you've always gotten."

"Many people go through life riding the gaily painted prancing horse of a merry-go-round. The motion and music may be fun, but they discover that after many revolutions they have gone no where."

"She was born ignorant and has been losing ground ever since."

"Life is a one-way street and you're not coming back."

"Tact is the art of recognizing when to be big and when not to belittle."

"To keep solvent, pay as you go, and, if you can't pay, don't go."

"The kind word that fails today, may bear fruit tomorrow."

"Life is short and we're one breath closer to the end."

We must never forget the responsibility knowledge brings. There are a few core ideas that define what it means to be an American. They are:

*individuals are responsible for themselves, their behavior and actions and for their own happiness.
*individuals have rights essential to the pursuit of happiness.
*government can properly promote only the general welfare of citizens, not the welfare of special and particular groups.
*government exists to secure our rights, not to create and deliver us happiness.

Blessings ~ our right to make our own happiness ~ the U.S. Constitution ~ freedom from debt ~ the ability to learn ~

9 comments:

  1. This is a profound post. It reminds me of the LIFE business and what they promote. xo Diana

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  2. Hello from Kansas. Blessings to you.

    I especially like your side bar quote. Think it applies to the way I see things.

    "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." ~ C. S. Lewis ~

    God bless,
    d

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  3. my grandma used to call it the "boob" tube!

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  4. So many wise words.
    Sometimes, I just try to stay in my own space, and not engage in all the foolishness of the world.

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  5. Oh my - I do hope I'm not the one brightening a room by leaving! common sense has become the most uncommon of personal traits
    thanks Sandra - all good reminders of how the slippery slope has done slipped us all on a downhill trip and only by standing firm for values can we regain any ground - IMHO

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  6. Many times I lose faith in myself but I don't in God. I do however often have to remember to study to be quiet because I can so easily imagine myself being the one babbling in the room and everyone breathing a sigh of relief when I leave. Really.

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  7. Wow, great post..Some of the quotes are funny, you have to laugh or you will cry.

    I like LindaSue's comment, How the slippery slop has done slipped us all on a downhill trip..So true.

    I just pray that more people will wake up and pay attention to what is really going on. xo

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  8. We are already victims of ourselves but it is never too late. Thank you for a wake up call. We can only hope that more and more people see clear.

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  9. As my favorite ( and only ) daughter-in-law would say, "RIGHT ON ! " I am always amazed at the quotes you post, and of course, I agree with them all.

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