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Nobody trips over mountains.  It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.  Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.

Author: unknown, Source: unknownSaved by Doc in self adversity temptation improvement perspective lifetrials 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The moral is that there is no such thing as "mere" entertainment. The human mind is an attachment machine, forming emotional bonds with stuffed animals, invertebrates and Izzie Stevens. A good drama might ease our loneliness, but a breakup is still a breakup.

Author: Jonah Lehrer, Source: by Doc in humanity television entertainment emotion attachment connections 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

For example, evolution’s beautiful theory of the creation of the world offers many perplexing problems to the inquiring mind. Inevitably, a teacher who denies divine agency in creation, who insists there is no intelligent purpose in it, will infest the student with the thought that all may be chance. I say, that no youth should be so led without a counterbalancing thought. Even the skeptic teacher should be fair enough to see that even Charles Darwin, when he faced this great question of annihilation, that the creation is dominated only by chance wrote: “It is an intolerable thought that man and all other sentient beings are doomed to complete annihilation after such long, continued slow progress.” And another good authority, Raymond West, said, “Why this vast [expenditure] of time and pain and blood?” Why should man come so far if he’s destined to go no farther? A creature that travels such distances and fought such battles and won such victories deserves what we are compelled to say, “To conquer death and rob the grave of its victory

Author: David O. McKay, Source: “A message for LDS College Youth,” speech to BYU studentbody, Oct. 10, 1952, p. 6-7Saved by Doc in religion agency life creation science purpose evolution progression eternal potention 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It's a pity that we can't forget our troubles the same way we forget our blessings.
Author: Alcoholics Anonymous, Source: Alcoholics Anonymous Saved by Doc in gratitude thankfulness troubles blessing 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in potential faith kindness people expectations 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A good friend sees the first tear, catches the second, and stops the third.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in pain solace freind freindship tear 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants.

Author: A. Whitney Brown, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in humor vegetarianism 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The early bird gets the worm, but the late-rising worm lives.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in humor industry sloth 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

For every difficult and complicated question there is an answer that is simple, easily understood, and wrong.

Author: H.L. Mencken, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in wisdom simplicity complexity shallowness 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Friends come and go but enemies accumulate.

Author: Thomas Jones, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in humor friends enemies 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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