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You can know how wonderful a simple slice of bread can taste after you have been desperately hungry. You can taste the real sweetness of a glass of water after being thirsty. You can also feel the wonderful joy of being alive on a quite ordinary day after you have tasted death."

Jaakko J. Wallenius

I can get stronger, when I admit my weakness
I can get to be less fearful, when I admit my fearfulness
I can gain more understanding, when I admit my foolishness."

Jaakko J. Wallenius

Success is about how others evaluate you, but your true value depends on how you really develop yourself. Sometimes enhancing this value of oneself does produce success that is appreciated by others, sometimes not."

Jaakko J. Wallenius

On the moment of inception, a thought can be crystal clear; it can shine like a diamond in one's own mind. However, when it is offered to the world at large, it is soon swallowed by the immense swamp of random information, never to be seen again."

Jaakko J. Wallenius

We must strive to achieve the courage with which we can at least try to change the things that we think need to be changed. However, just as important is that we also can accept the things in our lives that we simply cannot change. Most of all we must continuously strive to achieve the wisdom with which we can decide which is the case in any individual situation." (an old saying a little updated)

Jaakko J. Wallenius

The worst things will happen when people who believe in their absolute and unswerving goodness acquire power and/or weapons."

Jaakko J. Wallenius

Trying to understand is not the same as forgiving. This is one of the hardest things to understand for many. It is always easiest just to class something or somebody as "evil" or "bad" and not to give any further thought to the whole issue.

Jaakko J. Wallenius

Knowledge is not wisdom and wisdom is not just knowledge. Wisdom is the ability to see the relationships that do exist between different facts. A person with lot of knowledge but little wisdom can be very useful in those fields of life where just a lot of knowledge is needed, but a knowledgeable person with too little or distorted wisdom can be even dangerous. Men of wisdom or knowledge are commonly sought out for guidance. However, a wise man with too little or distorted knowledge or a knowledgeable man with too little wisdom can lead people even totally astray."

Jaakko J. Wallenius

Mere words cannot change reality, but they can change in a fundamental way in which we see and most of all understand that reality. Homo Sapiens can be defined to be the only species of animals that can make itself doubt the reality of the universe that has produced it."

(Actions that are based on words can naturally change reality, but that is another story.)

Jaakko J. Wallenius

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaakko_Wallenius
"Jaakko Wallenius (b. 30.January 1958 Hämeenlinna) is a Finnish writer and journalist."

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