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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Good Quotes – 30 March 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Here are a few more words of wisdom by well-known authors that we’ve added to our quotation collection:

“Among the noblest in the land –
Though man may count himself the least –
That man I honor and revere,
Who without favor, without fear,
In the great city dares to stand,
The friend of every friendless beast.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882)

“One farmer says to me, ‘You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with;’ and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.”
Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

“Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.”
George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)

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