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Back ward mask 003 – lies and truth

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

How bad can it get when someone tells a lie?
That depends on how well versed we are in spotting the truth.

There is a ‘Spectrum of Truth’ that can be universally applied
to all that we think, do and say.

Once we have gone down that slimy, filthy road of lies,
the only way back is to come clean,
and then, of course, to stay clean.

The infinite line from the star light of truth to the abyss of treachery is here: Continue reading

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Quotations from Lovers of Wisdom

Most people would rather give than get affection.  ~ Aristotle

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. ~ Jesus of Nazareth

You will admit that the same education which makes a man a good guardian will make a woman a good guardian. ~ Plato

By love words the mind is winged. ~ Aristophanes

The King (Louis the XVI) knew how to love, pardon, and die; had he known how to punish, he would have known how to reign. ~ Tilly

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. ~ Lao-Tzu

Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string. ~ Pele

Practice is the best master. ~ Roman proverb

Contentment is natural wealth. Luxury is artificial poverty. ~ Socrates

Wagner’s music is better than it sounds. ~ Bill Nye the Science Guy

Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try. ~ Yoda

Here lies an Atheist: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go. ~ Epitaph

We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other. ~ Lucian de Creszenza

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. ~ Sigmund Freud

Honor isn’t about making the right choices. It’s about dealing with the consequences. ~ Midori Koto

It is NOT what goes INTO humans’ mouths that can make them unclean. It is what COMES OUT OF humans’ mouths that makes them unclean. ~ Jesus of Nazareth

Teach thy tongue to say ‘I do not know’ and thou shalt progress. ~Maimonides (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, Rambam)

How come ‘fat chance’ and ‘slim chance’ mean the same thing? ~ Ziggy

Remember your Valentine. I love you. ~ Saint Valentine, Helper of Christians during the reign of Emperor Claudius II Gothicus.   St. Valentine was put in jail, became a believer in Jesus, and was clubbed to death (then beheaded) for conversion to Christianity while in jail on February 14, 269 CE – because he continued to marry young couples even though Claudius forbade it.

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