The 10/15/13 Joy Jar

16 Oct

The government shut-down has been going on for about two weeks and many like moi are hoping that there are some calmer heads who will prevail. This mess shows the importance of wisdom.
Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is collective wisdom.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Socrates

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Moliere

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Confucius

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