James had a chance to discuss some interesting quotes by famous people this weekend with Soma and with Elizabeth last week. Elizabeth focused on the inspirational words of Martin Luther King. Here are some of James’ thoughts in response to the quotes she shared with him.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?”
J: Just taking from life is no life.
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
J: Life is full of disappointments however, hope always unusually triumphs over disappointments.
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
J: Hate is an emotion that gets you nowhere. On the other hand, Love can overcome most obstacles. Given the choice, always choose love.
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
J: This goal was never part of my education until I was homeschooled. The main goal of my previous education was childcare. This was pure torture. Now those days are far behind me. I have no doubt that my education now is building both my character and my knowledge.
“The time is always right to do what is right. “
J: There is never a wrong time to to be the best person you can be. You are your auspicious and final monitor of of what is right and wrong.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. “
J: No one should be judged by the color of their skin, their religion, their sexuality, or by their ability to speak. In fact, men should never judge other men. That is a job for God alone.
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. “
J: Instead of hate we should all try a little more love.