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Thoughts for Today – 8 July 2008

“A man who gives up some of his freedom in pursuit of security deserves neither security nor freedom!”
– Benjamin Franklin (17 January 1706 – 17 April 1790)
Printer, author, publisher, inventor, scientist, businessman, philosopher, statesman, and diplomat.

“From the errors of others a wise man corrects his own.”
“There are some remedies worse than the disease.”
– Publilius (Publius) Syrus, 42 B.C.
An Assyrian who was brought to Italy as a slave. He became a Latin writer after his master, impressed by his wit and talent, freed and educated him.

“Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.”
– Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)
English writer.

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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.

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