Humor Friday

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.

—T.S. Eliot (Public Domain)


The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you cannot accept regret.

—Henri Frédéric Amiel (Public Domain)

I have spent a lot of time in my life regretting past decisions. Far too much time. Our souls were placed here to learn; to make mistakes; to keep moving spiritually forward. Instead of lamenting past decisions made, we should embrace them…all of them! Once we accept that God led us down a particular path for a reason, we can begin to understand this spiritual journey we are on.

So, think of a decision in your life which you later regretted, or even something that happened to you out of the blue that made you feel forsaken, and say to yourself, “Brilliant! Thank God I was led down this path, for the destination will be glorious!

—MSH, Penn Wealth

Control Your Circumstances

Save a part of your income and begin now, for the person with a surplus controls circumstances, while the person without a surplus is controlled by circumstances.

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—Henry H. Buckley 

Eliot on Emotional Intelligence

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

—T.S. Eliot (Public Domain)

G.K. Chesterton on Christianity

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

—G.K. Chesterton (1914, by Bain News Service; Public Domain)

Humor Friday

It is a damn poor mind indeed which can’t think of at least two ways to spell any word.

—Andrew Jackson (by Ralph E.W. Earl, 1837; Public Domain)

Genius and Work Ethic

If you have genius, industry will improve it; if you have none, industry will supply its place.

—Sir Joshua Reynolds (Self-portrait, 1750; Public Domain)