Saturday, November 25, 2017

Thoughtful quotations to live by

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog

1. Help the other fellow to help himself
In the Henry Ford archives there is a small card on which one reads these printed words: Help the other fellow." And under it Ford had written: To help himself."

2. AJA: Analysis-Judgment-Action, and not Action-Judgment-Analysis. 

On the door of a classroom for inmates at Camp Sampaguita in Munlinlupa Penitentiary, is written in bold letters A-J-A. It is an acronym of Analysis-Judgment-Action. It became a motto to the residents in this minimum security compound. And they would jogged reciting AJA, AJA, AJA. 

As their teacher, I was delighted by the enthusiasm of the inmates who were enrolled in a special course sponsored by a foundation.  

One morning an inmate approached me.  He was very sad and told me what a big mistake he committed. "Napagpalit ko po, ang dalawang A." 

He exchanged the last A with the first A.  Action-Judgment-Analysis. 

"Kaya sir, naandito ako sa pihitan."  That's how he got into trouble and imprisoned. 

3. More than Open Sesame!

"He who wants to do good
knocks at the gate;
he who loves
finds the gate open."

4. Recipe of happiness. 
The great German philosopher, Goethe, gave this recipe of happiness. "There are nine requisites for contented living:

Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
  • health enough to make work a pleasure;
  • wealth enough to support your needs;
  • strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome them;
  • grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them;
  • patience enough top toil until some good is accomplished;
  • ]charity enough to see good in your neighbor;
  • love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; 
  • faith enough to make real the things of God;
  • hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future."

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