Random Thoughts and Bits of Wisdom
"The more a person thinks, the better adapted to thinking they become. Education is nothing if not the creation of the habit of thinking."
"Whether you believe you can do a thing or not -- you will be right."
"It's not what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's when you think you know something, and you are wrong!"
"Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects."
"What counts is not the size of the dog in the fight -- it's the size of the fight in the dog."
"The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudices."
"Wisdom consists of anticipating consequences."
"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in."
"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."
"If you are not failing now and again, it's a sign you're playing it too safe."
"We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship."
"A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are built for."
"If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it."
"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish."
"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument."
"When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, 'He's so big we can never kill him.' David looked at the same giant and thought, "He's so big I can't miss.' " Russ Johnston
"Men need to learn that we can be brothers without having to be identical twins."
"Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are usually the ones who dropped it."
When you are right you can afford to keep your temper, and when you are wrong, you cannot afford to lose it.