Author Archives: Don Wilson

True Terror

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

(Kurt Vonnegut, an article in the Denver Post)

Unnecessary Worry

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.

(Anonymous)

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the flower leaves on the heel of the one who crushed it.

(Anonymous)

Scripture We Fail To Understand

Most people are bothered by those Scripture passages which they cannot understand.  But for me, the passages in Scripture which trouble me most are those which I do understand and do not practice.

(Anonymous)

Always Do Right

Always do right; it will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

(Mark Twain, in his address “To the Young People’s Society”)

A Lie

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is a cat only has nine lives.

(Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson)

Prayer Is…

Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance…it is laying hold of his highest willingness.

(Richard Trench, Notes on the Parables of our Lord)

Moving a Man

One can move a man either by influencing his animal being or by influencing his spiritual essence.

(Leo Tolstoy, in his essay “Why Do Men Stupefy Themselves”)

Two Kinds of Light

There are two kinds of light–the glow that illuminates and the glare that obscures.

(James Thurber)

Figure It Out

All human beings should try to learn, before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.

(James Thurber)