Category "Thought for the week"

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Thoughts for the Week for March 16, 2015

Neighbors are a great institution, and few people would care to get along without them. Nobody wants neighbors who are too familiar, but everyone wants them friendly enough so an egg or a cup of sugar can be borrowed (or […]

Thoughts for the Week for March 7, 2015

An old Spanish Proverb states . . . “He is always right who suspects that he makes mistakes.” Everyone “goofs” once in a while. Some people seem to “goof” more than others. They make the same mistakes over and over […]

Thoughts for the Week for March 2, 2015

An old Chinese Proverb states: “Deal with the faults of others as gently as with our own” . . . Couldn’t it be said that a truly tolerant person is one who does have firm convictions of his own and […]

Thoughts for the Week for February 23, 2015

Dr. Samuel Johnson’s injunction “Keep your friendships in repair” should be applied to books as well as to persons. Books are friends at all times if we treat them well; we can enjoy their companionship when human friends have passed […]

Thoughts for the Week for February 16, 2015

We live in a busy and in many ways a pressure filled world. At this time as at other times, there are plenty of events going on around us and, if permitted, they converge upon us, locally, nationally and internationally. […]

Thoughts for the Week for February 9, 2015

Valentine’s Day is for children, lovers and romantics. Well, essentially, yes, but when it comes to affairs of the heart, everyone can be included. Valentines need not be expensive. A happy note written in your own handwriting . . . […]

Thoughts for the Week for February 2, 2015

February marks the birthdays of two of the world’s great figures; George Washington, who gave us our nation, and Abraham Lincoln, who preserved it for posterity. Let us remember that they captured the imagination of the world by their characters, […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 26, 2015

An eighteenth-century German philosopher, Johann Schiller, once stated, “He who neglects the present moment throws away all he has.” Too often we live today with our minds so tied to our tomorrows . . . and even yesterdays . . […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 19, 2015

Andrew Carnegie once said, “The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 12, 2015

A wise saying by Confucius states: “Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.” Today it seems that we are being constantly inundated with words . . . Some very meaningful; some pure ‘hog-wash’; some misleading, […]