IMPORTANT IDEAS TO REMEMBER

“in Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.”      -Pastor Martin Niemoeller

Life is a Journey not a Destination.

Don’t Eat Yellow Snow!  (Alaskan wisdom)

“There is so much good in the worst of us   And so much bad in the best of us   That it ill* behooves any of us   To talk about the rest of us.  *(also little instead of ill)    (Credited to Governor Edward Wallace Hock, Kansas 1849-1925. Seems he edited the paper where this first appeared.   A favorite saying of Bernice Shaffer, my mother, shared in writing January 19, 1981.

“All religions have some truth; none have the truth!” (Rabbi Abraham Feinberg

“Being born again is to being a Christian as kindergarten is to being an educated person.”  Thomas H. Dahl

Left-handed wisdom:  “Since the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, then left-handed people are the only ones in their right minds.” and “We were all born right-handed. But there were only a few of us with enough intelligence to overcome the handicap.”

“True believers, even if they are right, are dangerous, because in their insistence on their point of view, they deny the inherent humanity of others.” – Julius Lester   (from Frank Maier’s bulletin board in Juneau, Alaska)

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