Category Archives: Sunday’s Wisdom

“Stories teach us how to live, and why.”
– The Storyteller
Arabian Nights

Sunday’s Wisdom #261: Last Moments

“If these be our last moments, men, let us live them with honor.” – Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit (animated, 1977) I suppose my mind has been dwelling on this since Veteran’s Day, how each moment we have is a gift, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #260: A Soldier’s Reasons

“They know how lords and generals talk of battle. The men are chess pieces. But we don’t see ourselves that way. No one risks their life for some lord’s strategy. We do it for those we love, for our brothers-in-arms, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #259: Keeping Even Our Painful Memories

“There’s something I believe. I want to live my life trying to carry all of my memories with me. And even if those memories are painful, even if they do nothing but hurt me, I want to keep them. Even … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #258: Try Again

“You try, you fail. You try, you fail. But the only true failure is when you stop trying. …Try again.” – Madame Leota, The Haunted Mansion Everybody knows what it is to fail. Almost everyone learns, sooner or later, what … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #257: The Lesson of Regret

“If only we had more time. I wish that things could have been different between us. But we have to say ‘goodbye.’” – Yuri Nakamura, Angel Beats Episode 13, “Graduation” If only. Are there any words more sad than these? … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #256: The Unacceptable

“Five was better than five hundred, but that didn’t make it acceptable.” – Julie Shackleford-Pitt, from Monster Hunter Guardian, by Larry Correia The number referred to here is that of children taken by monsters. (so this may be my most … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #255: Because I Was Saved

“I want to save someone, just as I was saved.” – Masami Iwasawa, Angel Beats Episode 3, “My Song” Masami died as a teenager, yet, in the limbo she finds herself in, she considers herself as having been saved while … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #254: Learning from the Painful Past

“The slave quarters had been part of the history of this place, and even the ugly parts of history shouldn’t be forgotten. All the people who wanted every reference to the bad things we’d done in the past removed were … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #253: The Line Must Be Drawn

“The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther!” – Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: First Contact When Picard says this, it must be admitted, he is not at his most rational. He is leading a desperate fight to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #252: Accepting Truth

“The one certain thing in life is that no one can make the truth untrue simply because it hurts.” – Admiral Bernard Yanakov, Honor of the Queen, by David Weber Some quotes are just too good to pass up, ya … Continue reading

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