August 12, 2018

Friends,

Words of wisdom from those more brilliant than I:

“There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.”

“The whole of everything is never told.”

“Every child starts out as a scientist, as an explorer, as someone who is infinitely curious.”

“Don’t speak unless you can improve upon the silence.”

“I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.”

“When a stranger stares into your soul, do not press charges. Stare back.”

“Americans learn only from catastrophe and not from experience.”

“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

“You can never go wrong by voting for a bill that fails, or against a bill that passes.”

“The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it never tried to contact us.”

“Life itself is the proper binge.” (Julia Child)

“The universe in under no obligation to make sense to you.”

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”

“I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

“You cannot go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”

“Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.”

“Many a good argument is ruined by some fool who knows what he is talking about.

“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.”

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”

“Sometimes you need to get knocked down before you can really figure out what your fight is.”.

“If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.”

“Children don’t hold you back from your adventure. They’re just a part of it.”

“The trouble with women is they get all excited about nothing—and then marry him.” (Cher)

Enjoy Life!

Fr. Coyne

 

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