Wisdom For Life

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When making a decision, remember: The mind is to serve in analytical, interrogative investigating, systematic, critical reasoning, and objective, deductive deciding. The heart may, at best, serve in supportively confirming the mind's success or failure. If you reverse their roles you will go through life with a headache and heartbreak.  

-Steve Clark











I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

                                                      -Galileo Galilei 








If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it

has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.                -Sir Isaac Newton










What do Adam and Eve, Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, Epicurus, Publius Ovidius Naso (ovid), Mestrius Plutarchus (Plutarch), Leonardo da Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton, Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, and Albert Einstein all have in common?











Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.  

                                                  -Albert Einstein 










I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intellegent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.                               - Johannes Kepler 











Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.        Charles Wright Mills










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At times success lies at the end of the path troden by the feet of many forerunners; at times it lies at the end of the path not yet paved. However, there is one path, at the end of which, success is always found: the path of perseverance.                                 

-Steve Clark














Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.

                                                               -Dr. Albert Schweitzer












Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies.                  

                                                     -Alexander Pope 













God is neither strong nor weak, for such concepts are defined by opposition: A force only the created confront.                               -Steve Clark     











The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order.   -Stephen Hawking











I am convinced that God does not play dice.    

                                                    -Albert Einstein










Without spiritual perception, apprehension, operation, and therefore realization, humanity lives a vacuous life, driven only by physical and emotional stimulation.                     

                                                          -Steven Clark  













Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.










Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. 

                                                -Albert Einstein











Leaders do not point to the path people should travel, they travel the path to the point where people follow.                           -Steven Clark        














A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.

                                                -Martin Luther King Jr. 










Let me give you the definition of ethics: it is good to maintain life and to further life. It is bad to damage and destroy life. And this ethic, profound and universal, has the significance of a religion. It is religion.                       -Albert Schweitzer















It is far more profitable to produce light than to explain darkness, to exhibit virtue than to harangue on vice. For IT IS in the presence of the right, THAT THE wrong IS made obvious.        

                                                    -Steven Clark













Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.









An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind.

                                              -Albert Schweitzer












When it comes to the course of one's life, the path of least resistance usually leads to regret. 

                                                         -Steven Clark










The Length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth.  

                                                    Marilyn vos Savant










All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson










God does not fear our doubt; he simply desires to inspire our timely exploration through the world of reality, that we may at last enjoy the benefits of belief.                            

                                                                    -Steven Clark   












Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state.                          -William James













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That gained from a thousand orations on the recompense of evil comes not neigh the illumination radiated from a single enacted virtue.                                                

-Steven Clark   











What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.












Doing well is the result of doing Good.

                                        -Ralph Waldo Emerson











Only tenacious curiosity separates the intelligent from the ignorant. Only disciplined determination for proper, active implementation of all known accurate information separates the wise from the intelligent. Only passionate desire and willful intention to have and utilize the afore mentioned, to do what is best for all, separate the loving from the wise. Intelligence and wisdom can be sought and secured with the mind; Only God makes love possible for humanity.              

                                                                -Steven Clark 







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