THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK

1. True happiness consists not in the knowledge of good things but in good life; not in understanding but in living understandingly, nor is it greater learning but goodwill that joins men to God.
– Cornelius Agrippa

2. Take our society as an example, you find that because of the emphasis on materialism, and because most of the material indices of status validation could be obtained through certain popular economic or socio-political gambits that do not ever need the employment of the grey matter, there is the tendency for some sectors of the society to disrespect “knowledge” or at least they do not feel that it is ever necessary or important to be knowledgeable or intellectual
– Prof. Tam David West.

3. Knowledge implies strength, a virtue and an effective endowment to illume the dark abyss of ignorance
– Francis Bacon

4. The figure “seven” had special significance with the Ancient. For example, they had the seven sages of Greece; the seven golden candle sticks of the Apocalypse; the seven churches of Asia, the seven noble Christian youths of Ephesus who slept for 187 years and the Jewish Sabbath of the Seventh day etc
– Prof. Tam. David West.

5. Of all the arrangements against cowardice, I consider a sound education of the most formidable. Sound education furnishes sound knowledge and sound knowledge is strength, strength of character and amplitude of life.
– Prof. Tam David West.

6. You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips
– Oliver Goldsmith.

7. Never throw mud, you may miss your mark and you must have dirty hands
– Joseph Parker.

8. An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous
– Henry Ford

9. If you work for a man, for God’s sake, work for him. If he pays you your bread and butter, think well of him, speak well of him. A word to the wise is enough
– Elbert Hubbard.

Compiled by Mr. Steve Ekiri-Mekiriuwa Ashien

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