Monday, March 4, 2013

Quote of the Week

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.  - Bertrand Russell

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell was born into British aristocracy in 1872.  He was a philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic.

There are many thing in life we take for granted such as health, family, love, and freedom.  By "hanging a question mark" on these, we are not questioning their existence, but pausing to reflect on their importance in our lives, and what it would mean if we were to lose them.  

7 comments:

  1. Neat quote, Linda. It's so true. And the times we forget to be grateful, something happens to give us a sharp reminder.

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  2. A smart man who had some thoughtful words to share with us all. It is actually quite amazing that what he said such a long time ago still has such a strong meaning today.

    Thanks for sharing, Linda.

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  3. That's a great quote. Where did you find that one; I've never heard it.

    Your explanation is also right to the mark. This is a good reminder to ME today.

    Thank you. I hope you're resting up now and your fingers are too sore from typing:~)

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  4. "By "hanging a question mark" on these, we are not questioning their existence, but pausing to reflect on their importance in our lives, and what it would mean if we were to lose them."

    Sage advice, my friend.

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  5. Awesome advice. Darn Bertrand Russell for saying it first, because this is such an eloquent turn of phrase. I also really like your take on the quotation, Linda. Well said.

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