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                      World Magazine of Ideas and the Arts™ — ©Fall 2018 Volume XVIII,  Issue 4

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Insights

Brief quotes, notions, inklings; inspirations, adages, aphorisms— either new or classic.  We will post ours and yours! Send us your favorites.

  • It’s easier to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

  • Don’t look for validation and approbation from others for the work you do. Do the work you must do as required by the light that shines into you and from you and through you.   —M H Perry

  • Everyone’s Garden of Eden is different—your own perfect place in your own perfect time, but: There’s always a snake in the Garden of Eden.  —M H Perry

  • Cherish that it was; don't grieve that it's gone.—Word Worth

  • Women who feel compelled to condone and collude with their husband’s adultery become embittered and vicious, taking their anger out on innocent bystanders

  • People are like weather: ever-changing but not so changeable. Best to enjoy what you can and endure what you must until it blows over.  —Frass - Jef Mallett

  • There is no redemption in being one of the “good Nazis.”—Chris Ladd

  • When you're riding a tiger, the hard part is getting off.  —Chinese Proverb

  • After your children's long adolescent need to push you away, it's their children who bring them back to you. —Word Worth

  • Most friendships, no matter how long or deep, seem to run their course. (Maybe that’s the cause for death on the planet: it cleans out the rusty, dusty friendships.)

  • Good work at a fair price is always better than fair work at a good price.

  • Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
                   —Attributed to: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, supermarket magnate
                      Frank  Outlaw, spiritual teacher Gautama Buddha, and the father of Margaret Thatcher

  • A man who lies to himself is often the first to take offense.  —Dostoevsky

  • History must be a manual for avoiding the mistakes of the past.  —President Barack Obama

  • Regretting the past cannot change the past. But remembering those regrets can change the future.
                                                                                                                                                             —M H Perry

  • Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.  —Maya Angelou

  • Hostility is contagious; you have to isolate it as though it’s Ebola.  —M H Perry

  • The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.  —Henri Bergson

  • Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.  —Seneca

  • It definitely feels better to give than to receive when the gift is advice.  —M H Perry

  • When you have got an elephant by the hind leg and he’s trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.                                                                                                                                                      —Abraham Lincoln

  • We don’t care what smart people think. There aren’t that many of them.  —Scott Adams, “Dilbert”

  • People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. People who have lived on the public dollar most of their lives shouldn’t support politicians who try to ruin the lives of those who legitimately need help.  —Word Worth

  • I view Jesus much the way I view Elvis. I love the guy, but some of the fan clubs terrify me. —John Fugelsang

  • In a crisis, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The next best thing you can do is the wrong thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing at all.  —Theodore Roosevelt

  • One who does not recognize ills at their inception does not have true wisdom, and this is given to few.                                                                                                                                                   —Niccolo Machiavelli

  • The line between religion and superstition is microscopic, but it's mortally crucial to never cross it.                                                                                                                                                          —M H Perry

  • Violence against women isn’t cultural, it’s criminal.  —Hillary Clinton

  • Almost anything, in time, can be forgiven, but there are a whole lot of things that should never be excused.  Word Worth

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