– Food For Weekend Thought –
(selected and distributed weekly by R.Varga, Johns Creek, GA since 1998)
“Of all the people on the planet, you talk to yourself more than anyone. Make sure you are saying the right things.”
– Martin Rooney
“The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Forgiveness is not a matter of exonerating people who have hurt you. They may not deserve exoneration. Forgiveness means cleansing your soul of the bitterness. What’s past is past and there are perhaps no sadder people then the men and women who have a grievance against the world because of something that happened years ago and have let that memory sour their view of life ever since.”
– Harold S. Kushner
“We gather our arms full of guilt as though it were precious stuff. It must be that we want it that way.”
– John Steinbeck
“Failing to prepare is like preparing to fail.”
– John R. Wooden
“The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.”
– Ecclesiastes 9:11
“People are attracted to you by what they see in you; they remain attracted to you by what you see in yourself.”
– Mark Amend
“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.”
– Kahlil Gibran
“Neither situations nor people can be altered by the interference of an outsider. If they are to be altered, that alteration must come from within.”
– Phyllis Bottome
“I’m fairly convinced that the Kingdom of God is for the broken-hearted. You write of ‘powerlessness.’ Join the club, we are not in control. God is.”
– Fred Rogers
“The more you know the less you need to say.”
– Jim Rohn
“Poor God, how often He is blamed for all the suffering in the world. It’s like praising Satan for allowing all the good that happens.”
– E.A. Bucchianeri
“Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.”
– Albert Camus
“Our lives change in two ways :through the people we meet and the books we read.”
– Harvey MacKay
“Yet, Step 2 and AA spirituality is about nothing if it isn’t about faith in God. Many good reasons exist why AA makes a distinction between religion and spirituality, but a denial of God is not one of them.”
– Ray A.
“He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.”
– Michael Pollan
“The weak makes excuses, the strong makes changes.”
– Habeeb Akande
“Why are you drinking? – the little prince asked.
– – In order to forget – replied the drunkard.
– – To forget what? – enquired the little prince, who was already feeling sorry for him.
– – To forget that I am ashamed – the drunkard confessed, hanging his head.
– – Ashamed of what? – asked the little prince who wanted to help him.
– – Ashamed of drinking! – concluded the drunkard, withdrawing into total silence.
– – And the little prince went away, puzzled.
– – Grown-ups really are very, very odd, he said to himself as he continued his journey.”
? Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince