wisdom well

  • anticipate trouble
  • when you start thinking you are having a good time, the good time is usually over
  • regularly examine your motives
  • if you do not say it, you will not have to unsay it
  • look at the source as well as the advice
  • be all that you can be
  • you do not need a higher education to have dreams
  • birthdays are good for you
  • authentic happiness is always independent of external conditions
  • exercise your soul
  • pain is easier to handle when you go through it with another person
  • to know what we know and to know what we do not know--that is understanding
  • avoid making idle promises whenever possible
  • take criticism and praise with equal grace

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