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Fortune Cookie Wisdom 001

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by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

These miniscripts are a part of my perennially edited work The Art of Compassion, on sale sometime in 2016? Maybe?  In any case, ancient wisdom is still valuable through the eyes of a modern care giver.

Most women think then speak.
Most men do then think.

Computers can calculate the odds. 
Only confidence can defy the odds.   

There are varying degrees of sweetness. 
The most concentrated is sincerity.

Wise words are more valuable when spoken softly.

At least once in life, we will be the accused,
and then be forced to defend our actions.

There is a camera on every corner.
Always smile and act courteously while ignoring the cameras.

When the majority rules
it is usually with fickle leaders.

A mob can repress one person,
but it only takes one person to exhort a crowd.

Two people can meet for the first time and generate a kind of electricity.
Others need encouragement just to spark an interest.

Open your parachute and jump out of a parked airplane.
It can be just as thrilling to fall only 20 feet.

The height of your career will cast a very small shadow.
Make time instead to cast your arms around the ones you love.

Unfortunately, we have made taboo some perfectly good words.
The semi-aquatic rodent, Castor Canadensis.
And, the watery clog he makes.
(American / Canadian beaver)

Say what you mean, and mean what you say.

Hearing about someone’s experiences
can be way more valuable than you might have imagined.

Copyright © 1960-2015 Lawrence J. J. Leonard All rights reserved.

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