The Magic of Words

Words are our thoughts for others to hear and read…

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Words are one of man’s greatest gifts. Can you imagine a world without them?? Words are a gift that can bring happiness or a burden that can bring sadness. With words you can shape your future or live in your past. Our words are who we are, where we have been and where we are going.  Words can help make you smart or they can help make you stupid.  Always choose your words wisely because once spoken you can never get them back.  The choose is yours.

 

     Great Words From Great People         

 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Civil rights leader 1929 – 1968

 

*  “Faith is taking the first step even if you don’t see the whole staircase”.

*  “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.

*  “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”.

*  “We must live together as brothers or die together as fools”.

 

Confucius (Kung Chiu-Tzu) Chinese sage 551-479 BCE

 

* “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”

*  “Anyone that thinks he knows all the answers hasn’t heard all the questions yet”

*  “Before you embark on a journey of revenge dig two graves”.

*  “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.”

 

Abraham Lincoln – American president – 1809 – 1865

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*  “My greatest concern is not if God is on my side…my greatest concern is if I am on God’s side.”

*  “He who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”

*  “Upon the subject of education I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as people can engage in.”

 

The Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) East Indian Prince and Sage – 400 to 600 BCE era

 

*  “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we shape the world”

*  “You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way.”

*  “When you watch after yourself you watch after others. When you watch after others you watch after yourself.”

 

Barack Obama American President 1961 –

 

*  “We did not come here to fear the future. We came here to shape it”.

*  “If we aren’t willing to pay a price for our values then we should ask ourselves whether we truly believe in them at all.”

*  “If you’re a strong man you shouldn’t be threatened by a strong woman.”

 

Maya Angelou   Poet and Author 1928 – 2014

 

*   “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain

*  “Nothing will work unless you do.”

*   “Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.”

*   “I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.”

 

 

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