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Two Thoughts (23 - 29 April)
Sunday 23 April
Two thoughts from Henri-Frédéric Amiel:
"Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence."
"The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms."
Monday 24 April
Two thoughts from Mary Augusta Ward:
"Truth has never been, can never be, contained in any one creed or system."
"There is a tyrannical element in all fanaticism, an element which makes opposition a torment."
Tuesday 25 April
Two thoughts from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin:
“The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.”
“Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.”
Wednesday 26 April
Two thoughts from Steven Kotler:
“As children we are taught not to play with fire, not how to play with fire.”
“What looks inevitable in hindsight is often invisible with foresight.”
Thursday 27 April
Two thoughts from Julie Smith:
“Thoughts are not facts. They are a mix of opinions, judgements, stories, memories, theories, interpretations, and predictions about the future.”
“you have to get to work being your own coach instead of your own worst critic.”
Friday 28 April
Two thoughts from George Saunders:
"Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial."
"Humor is what happens when we're told the truth quicker and more directly than we're used to."
Saturday 29 April
Two thoughts from William Deresiewicz:
“You won’t be able to recognize the things you really care about until you have released your grip on all the things that you’ve been taught to care about.”
“It is not the job of truth to make us feel good”
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