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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.


Thoughts for Today – 17 June 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

For today’s Blog I’ve chosen two quotations that seem to express related thoughts; the first one is by George Bernard Shaw and the second one is Horace Walpole’s:

“Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.” – George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish Playwright and Critic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938) for his work on the film Pygmalion.

“The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.” – Horace Walpole

Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford (1717 – 1797), was an English statesman and writer who wrote The Castle of Otranto, a popular mystery story and The Mysterious Mother, a tragedy.

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