Teacher Wisdom

"Stands must be taken. If I am to respect myself I have to search myself for what I believe is right and take a stand on what I find. Otherwise I have not gathered together what I have been given; I have not embraced what I have learned; I lack my own conviction."
— Hugh Prather in Love and Courage

Elder Wisdom

Try to do one outrageous thing a day.
— Maggie Kuhn, founder of the Grey Panthers

Journalist Wisdom

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
— Edward R. Murrow, American broadcast journalist and war correspondent

Catholic Wisdom

Never fear periods of darkness in life. They are the atrium to new phases of life, the threshold to new experience, the invitation to move on from where you are to where there is more for you to learn.
— Joan Chittister in Light in the Darkness

Literary Wisdom

We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable — but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.
— Ursula Le Guin. American novelist

Protestant Wisdom

When we forgive we ride the crest of love's cosmic wave; we walk in stride with God.
— Lewis Smedes in Forgive & Forget

Wise Advice

Get ready.
Prepare yourself.
Expect it,
then accept it.
Don't get too busy,
too self-concerned
to miss it.
God loves to do
great things in your life.
— Susan R. Norton in Comfort Prayers edited by June Cotner

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