We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.
An understanding heart is everything is a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
If God kills, lies, cheats, discriminates, and otherwise behaves in a manner that puts the Mafia to shame, that’s Okay, he’s God. He can do whatever he wants. Anyone who adheres to this philosophy has had his sense of morality, decency, justice and humaneness warped beyond recognition by the very book that is supposedly preaching the opposite.
You defeated me But you won’t defeat me again Because you have grown all you can grow…. but I am still growing (about Mount Everest)