As school begins today, I think of how so many of my students do not have a guiding philosophy for their life. Even many, if not most, of this age’s adults lack ideals that give them focus and sharpen virtue. I collect quotations. (Please send me your favorite ones). Though I’ll probably add to this list, here are some proverbs and quotations that have always been important to me, and ones I try to live by:
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still likes you.”–Source unknown.
“Experience is not the best teacher, just the hardest teacher.”–Source unknown
“The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”–Ernest Hemingway
“We should not maliciously use truth to inflict injury upon others.”–(James Lee Burke says this is from St. Augustine.)
“Money answers all things.”–Ecclesiastes 10:19
“Do the hardest tasks first.”–Unknown