Ponder This

By on June 24, 2013
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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.”

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“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 ~


Originally posted on Thistle Cove Farm.

About Thistle Cove Farm

After more than four decades, Sandra Bennett's dream of living on a farm came true, and now lives her dream at Thistle Cove Farm. She writes, photographs, and plans her next travel adventure while teaching workshops in Increasing Small Business and Farm Income; Networking and Partnering and Fleece Management. She's taught at University and in Russia, Armenia, Georgia and at different fiber festivals in the eastern USA. Dave, her beloved husband, passed away in 2011 so now Sandra is learning financial management. Please visit Thistle Cove Farm , her lifestyle blog: http://thistlecovefarm.blogspot.com/, and Wife to Widow blog: http://www.1wifetowidow.blogspot.com/ where she helps you be “proactive, not reactive."

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