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Quotes

Words of Wisdom for Monday, August 9, 2010

by Bryant Evans on August 9, 2010

Our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, offers a wise quote concerning happiness. The Illinois lawmaker said: “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Lincoln was right. Happiness begins on the inside. It’s comes from me. I have no control over others. The happiness or sorrow of others must be […]

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Words of Wisdom – August 6, 2010

by Bryant Evans on August 6, 2010

Yesterday I mentioned Epictetus, the Greek stoic philosopher. I thought another comment from the former lame slave would be useful. “Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.” Jesus said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where […]

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Words of Wisdom – August 5, 2010

by Bryant Evans on August 5, 2010

Epictetus was a slave, born in AD 55 as a slave. He was apparently lame from birth but eventually did earn his freedom and became a teacher of philosophy. Is wise advice is useful especially today: “If you understand this you will know peace. Some things are within the power of your control and some […]

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Words of Wisdom – August 3, 2010

by Bryant Evans on August 3, 2010

Mike Ditka (1939 – ) is one of the greatest coaches in the NFL. He coached the famed Chicago Bears in the mid 80’s and carried them to 6 division titles and three trips to the NFC championship. In 1986 his team beat the Patriots in the Superbowl. He later coached at New Orleans and […]

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Words of Wisdom – August 2, 2010

by Bryant Evans on August 2, 2010

From J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was the author of the Lord of Rings trilogy which was made into a blockbuster Hollywood movie a few years ago. Tolkien was a friends with atheist-turned-believer C.S. Lewis. Tolkien offers these wise words: “All we have to do is decide what to do with the time given us.” It sounds […]

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