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Thoughts From The Wiser

Compiled by George Josserme

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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 after they left this world, their vivacity remains. Those with open mind will read ~not as entertainment or to kill time~ but to go deep in the set of thoughts that encase valuable, insightful knowledge to reflect on and to benefit from.

British -- Born May 4th., 1929 in Brussels, Belgium and died on January 20th., 1993 in Vaud, Switzerland at age 64. She was a Fashion Model and well-known for her elegance and refined taste. The first film actress to win an Academy Award. Audrey was named 'The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time' during the 'Hollywood's Golden Age.' She was also well known as humanitarian.
This is her wisdom:

"For beautiful eyes, look for what is good in others. For beautiful lips, speak only
 words of kindness. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

French -- Born January 9th., 1908 in Paris, France as Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir and died April 14th. 1986 in Paris, France. She was a writer, fervent feminist, member of Intellectual Fellowship of Philosophers & Writers. She extensively wrote about Existentialism. When she was 21, Simone met Jean-Paul Sartre ~also a writer~ and they became romantically involved.
Simone's wisdom is in these thoughts:

"One is not born a woman. One becomes a woman. But
 no woman is genuine if she mimicks and imitates men."

"To catch a good husband is an art, but to keep him is a job."

American -- Born July 28th., 1929 in Southampton, New York and died in May 19th., 1994 in New York City, New York. She was a First Lady of the United States during presidency of John F. Kennedy from January 1961 until John's assassination in November 1963. She had a career as a Publishing Editor in New York City. This what Jacqueline strongly advocated:

"If you bungle raising your kids anything you do well doesn't really matter."

American -- Born December 12th., 1897 into a prosperous family in Florida, U. S. A. and died September 28th., 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia, U. S. A. Lillian was a Social Analyst, the early voice for civil rights in the American South, and one of the primary white southerners to censure racial segregation. She worked against entrenched and bloodthirsty concept of segregation which she called The Spiritual Lynching.
This is what she wants us to not forget:

"The truth is what actually happens. It is not what you want to happen."

"Education is a matter between a person and the world of human
 qualities. Education has nothing to do with school or college."

"When you stop learning and asking questions, then, it is
 time to die."

"None but the weak crave to be better than others.
 Strong men are satisfied with their own strength."

French -- Born November 22nd., 1890 in Lille, France as Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle. Charles was a French Army Officer, writer, and statesman who led the French Resistance against Nazi Germany in World War II. He chaired the Provisional Government of the French Republic to establish democracy in France. Charles died November 9th., 1970 in Colombey-les-deux-Églises in France.
These were his convictions:

"The better I get to know men, the more I love my dog."

"Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men,
 and men are great only if they are determined to be so."

Spanish -- Born September 29th., 1547 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain and died April 22nd., 1616 in Madrid, Spain. Miguel was a Spanish writer widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's preeminent novelists. His novel 'Don Quixote' has been translated into over 140 languages making it the most-translated book in the world after the Bible.
The following is what he also left us with:

"The pen is the tongue of the mind."

"Tell me who you are with and I'll tell you who you are."

"He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend
 loses even more; but he that loses his courage loses all."

"The gratification of wealth is not mere possession. The
 gratification comes with wise application."

American -- Born November 30th., 1835 in Florida, Missouri as Samuel Langhorne Clemens and died April 21st., 1910 in Redding, Connecticut. His pen name is Mark Twain. He was a writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. His novels include 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' and its sequel 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.' The latter often referred as the Great American Novel.
His wisdom and wit are right here:

"Kindness is a language. The deaf can hear it and the blind
 can see it."

"Courage is resistance to fear. It is not absence of fear."

"If you do not read newspapers, you are uninformed.
 If you do read newspapers, you are mis-informed."

"Noise proves nothing. A hen merely laids one
 egg and cackles as if she laid an asteroid."

"April 1st. is the day we remember what
 we are the other 364 days of the year."

French -- Born February 8th., 1828 in Nantes, France as Jules Gabriel Verne and he died March 24th., 1905 in Amiens, France. Jules was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. Among his most celebrated works were 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea,' 'Journey To The Center Of The Earth,' and 'Around The World In Eighty Days.'
Here is his wisdom:

"Science makes mistakes useful to make. It is because
 ~little by little~ they lead to the truth."

"The sea is an immense desert. It covers seven tenths
 of the terrestrial globe. One's breath by it is pure and
 healthy, and one never feels lonely."

Indian National -- Born October 2nd., 1869 on Porbandar, India as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was assassinated January 30th., 1948 in New Delhi, India. Mahatma lead an independence movement against British colonial rule and inspired campaigns for civil rights and freedom across the world.
These are three of his meaningful thoughts:

"Each man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions.
 For God can read hearts."

"Greatness in a nation and its moral progress can be judged
 by the way animals are treated."

"To confess errors is like a broom. It sweeps away dirt and
 leaves the surface brighter and clearer."

you may review again the wisdom left behind
for those with an open mind to learn from it.

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