A lot has happened since I posted this story about Desmond Doss back in 2012. Mel Gibson has directed a movie—Hacksaw Ridge—about Mr. Doss and his experience as a Combat Medic in World War II. The film is nominated for six Academy Awards this year and in six days the Oscar telecast will reveal who received the prestigious…
Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.
The words are from 1877 and they still resonate today.
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We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power. —Bertrand Russell
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. —Robert Frost
Nobody buys a farm based on whether they think it’s going to rain next year. They buy it because they think it’s a good investment over 10 or 20 years. —Warren Buffett, after purchasing an additional $75m worth of Apple stock in 2018, boosting his total stake in Apple to 240.3M shares
Here I am at the turn of the millennium and I’m still the last man to have walked on the moon, somewhat disappointing. It says more about what we have not done than about what we have done. —Eugene Cernan
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.
—Logan Pearsall Smith