A few of my favourite thought provoking quotes.

Gandhi on things that will destroy us:-

  • Wealth without work,
  • Pleasure without conscience,
  • Knowledge without character,
  • Commerce without morality,
  • Science without humanity,
  • Worship without sacrifice,
  • Politics without principles

A quote on New Year’s Resolutions

A resolution is a voluntary abdication of our freedom and immediate gratification in the interests of a higher goal.  As such, it is a symbol of civilization, defined as an institution which regulates our wilder, more destructive desires for the sake of the common wealth and our own flourishing.  Resolutions are minor laws that we pass against our unruly selves.

A description of the Federal Greens Party out of the Daily Telegraph (26/12/11)

The Greens are a philosophically and ethically scrambled crew of reality denying leftist drones led by a pensioner who carries on like a first year uni student.

An observation about being accused of being judgemental

Isn’t the accusation that a person is being judgmental, judgmental?

Post Modernism defined

Theologians often talk about postmodern culture as one in which people are increasingly reluctant to accept the existence of any absolute, universal truths or to believe anyone who purports to have “the truth” or who maintains that one truth applies to all people. This postmodern rejection of universal truths has led to an acceptance of “multiple truths” or “religious pluralism” that depends on individuals to sort out what seems right, acceptable (or perhaps politically correct) to them

I think this is a great question

What is your fundamental complaint?

Powerful quote on Atheism

The generally held assumption that doubt is more intellectually respectable than assent to a creed, is one that must itself be criticized.

Quote on Vision and Leadership from Ps John Cameron

If you fail to live in the intensity of your vision you loose credibility.

My favourite Motivation Quote

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat – Theodore Roosevelt.

Quote on being your best self.

My Mother said to me, If you become a soldier you’ll be a general, if you become a monk, you’ll end up as the Pope. Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”
Pablo Picasso – (1881-1973) – Spanish Painter and Sculptor

On Evolution – James McPherson

It’s not religion but atheism that needs an evolutionary explanation. Why would nature breed a group of people who see no point to life

On Dawkins – James McPherson

Dawkins says if you can’t prove God scientifically God exists, then He doesnt. In which case love, beauty, courage & more don’t exist either

On new beginnings

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

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