Category: Quotables

WOW – Confucius

This week’s Words of Wisdom (WOW) come from ca. 500 BC. “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”  -CONFUCIUS, Chinese philosopher

WOW – Marcus Aurelius

I want to begin a new Wednesday tradition called “WOW.” Each Wednesday I will try to share some timeless “Words of Wisdom” (WOW) from across the centuries and various traditions. Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD) – Roman Emperor & Stoic philosopher “First thing every morning tell yourself: today I […]

WOW – Aristotle, Asimov & Paul

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ― Isaac Asimov “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ― Aristotle “Examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is […]

Two Huge Cultural Lies

“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions […]

QUOTABLES: Subversive Pastor

“Most of the individuals in this amalgam [i.e., congregation] suppose that the goals they have for themselves and the goals God has for them are the same. It is the oldest religious mistake: refusing to countenance any real difference between God and us, imagining God to be a […]