THE PURPOSE OF THIS WRITING is to remind us that there has been wonderful people who have gathered knowledge, experience, and wisdom so profound that even after decades, centuries, and millenniums that they left this world, their vivacity remains. Those with open mind will read not as entertainment or to kill time, but to acquire valuable, insightful knowledge to reflect on and ~above all~ to benefit from.
These are the thoughts he left us with:
"I do not know if there is a God, but if there is none, we need one like the God in the Bible."
"God provided love between a man and a woman as a canvas.
It is up to the man to paint on that canvas with his imagination."
"Often, a doctor's job is to entertain the patient until Mother Nature does her job."
"Those who make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
"It is dangerous to be right when Police Officers are wrong."
These were his deepest convictions:
"Never... Never Ever... give up or surrender! Except
to convictions of correctness and honorableness."
"Success is walking from one failure to another
with no loss of enthusiasm."
"Failure is not fatal. Success is not final.
It is the courage to continue that counts."
This is what he wants us to remember:
"No legacy is so rich as honesty."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."
"Hell is empty and all the devils are here."
"If good music is the food of love, play on."
"Champions are neither athletes nor race winners. Champions are
the ones who get themselves out there and fight for what is right."
This is what he wanted us to remember of him:
"We may acquire wisdom through three ways: by reflection which is the noblest;
by imitation which is the easiest; by experience which is a bitter way to learn."
"Our greatest glory is not to never fall down, but in rising every time we do."
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop going."
"Beauty is everywhere, but only few people can see it."
In other words, Diogenes was mostly known as a biographer of Greek Philosophers.
This is what he was convinced of:
"The success of a nation is determined on how they raise their youngsters."
This is the wisdom of another great man:
"Make a habit of two things: help others or at least do not detrimentaly affect their lives."
"There are in fact two things: Science and Opinion. The former begets knowledge. The latter promotes ignorance.
This is a sample of his erudition:
"Education is not to fill a vessel. Education is to spark a flame."
"Wisdom begins when one starts to wonder."
These were his convictions:
"Excellence is not an accident. It is high intent, sincere effort, intelligent execution."
"Our problem is not that we aim high and miss. It is that we aim low and hit."
"What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do what is right."
"We are what we do repeatedly. Therefore, excellence is not an act but a habit."
"Few things in life are more frieghtening than ignorance in action."
"Our actions and words are mirrors showing an image of who we are."
two new areas are coming up: humerous & kids.