Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Animals don’t exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what tehy teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.

– Helen Macdonald in her book: Vesper Flights

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Almost anybody can write a good love story. It’s much harder and more interesting to find out what it takes to be married for 50 years.

-Diana Gabaldon on writing the Outlander books.

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.

-Louis D. Brandeis, Associate Supreme Court Justice 1916-1939.

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

If what I do can make a difference, can improve someone else’s life, if only for a moment, then it is worth doing.

-From the book Wintering Well by Lea Wait

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Life’s like a play; it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters.

Seneca the Younger, Roman statesman, philosopher