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Two Thoughts (22 - 28 January)
Sunday 22 January
Two thoughts from Geoffrey Chaucer:
“Life is short. Art long. Opportunity is fleeting. Experience treacherous. Judgement difficult.”
"Many a true word is spoken in jest."
Monday 23 January
Two thoughts from Anton Chekhov:
“The world is, of course, nothing but our conception of it.”
“Do silly things. Foolishness is a great deal more vital and healthy than our straining and striving after a meaningful life.”
Tuesday 24 January
Two thoughts from Laurence Sterne:
“Human nature is the same in all professions.”
“What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life by him who interests himself in everything.”
Wednesday 25 January
Two thoughts from William Blackstone:
"The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind."
"It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer."
Thursday 26 January
Two thoughts from George Mumford:
“Respond from the center of the hurricane, rather than reacting from the chaos of the storm.”
“Monkey mind is actually a Buddhist term that refers to a mind that is restless, agitated, confused, or that is hard to control.”
Friday 27 January
Two thoughts from Ralph Marston:
"There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become one of them."
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."
Saturday 28 January
Two thoughts from David Macaulay:
“These amazing and often indispensable systems work so well and so quietly that we tend to be unaware of their existence.”
"I've never thought about the ages of my readers."
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