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Thoughts From The Wiser

Compiled By George Josserme

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If you have open mind, you will love these two pages.

Bring up your chair.
You will see what
these wonderful
people have to
tell us.

"Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps
you make a living.
The other helps you make a life."

Sandra Carey

Book Writer

American • 1947 -

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 to gain valuable and insightful knowledge to reflect on, and above all, to benefit from it.

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. She died in April 14th. 1986 in Paris, France. She was a writer and a member of 'Intellectual Fellowship of Philosophers & Writers.' Wrongfully, she was categorized as a 'feminist.' More precisely, Simone was such a fruitful Social Analyst that made women aware of their position in life, and also, in relationship to men. 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 will ever become a genuine woman 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 First Lady of the United States during the presidency of John F. Kennedy from January 1961 until John's assassination in November 1963.

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 'Spiritual Lynching.'

This is what she wants us to not forget:

"Truth is what actually happens. Truth is not what you want to happen."

"Education is about a person human qualities. Education has nothing to do with school or college."

"When you have no more questions to ask and you have nothing else to learn, then, it is time to die."

"None but weak men 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 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 more. He who loses his courage loses all."

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

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 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 who we are the other 364 days of the year."

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

Here is his wisdom:

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

"The immense sea covers seven tenths of Earth, but one breath by it is pure, 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 not be judged by his acts but by his intentions. It is because God reads hearts."

"Greatness in a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way they treat their animals."

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

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