Gems of Wisdom

A friend has six gems of wisdom which he repeats almost every day.

The first is from Cicero: “To live long, live slowly.”

The second is from Confucius: “The way of a superior man is threefold: virtuous, he is therefore free from anxiety; wise, he is therefore free from perplexity; bold, he is therefore free from fear.”

The third is from Robert Louis Stevenson: “Sit loosely in the saddle of life.”

The fourth, Saint Theresa’s famous words: “Let nothing disturb you; let nothing frighten you. Everything passes except God; God alone is sufficient.”

And from Isaiah, “. . . in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15).

Then finally, and most importantly, the words of Jesus: “. . . my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27).

– Norman Vincent Peale

Wise words indeed…

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