Archive for the ‘Thought of the Day’ Category

What is jealousy?

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

 

Jealousy is an unfortunate affliction. It tends to well up the moment we realize that someone else took advantage of opportunities we missed or ignored.

— J. Elke Ertle

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

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Love is a state

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

 

Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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After all is said and done

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

After all is said and done a lot more will have been said than done.

–Mueritzer Bauernmarkt, Klink

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Judging the poor versus the rich

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

To blame the poor for subsisting on welfare has no justice unless we are also willing to judge every rich member of society by how productive he or she is. Taken individual by individual, it is likely that there’s more idleness and abuse of government favors among the economically privileged than among the ranks of the disadvantaged.

— Norman Mailer

 

The poor versus the rich. www.walled-in-berlin.com

The poor versus the rich. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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If you only had 48 hours left to live

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

If you only had 48 hours left to live, would you spend it like you normally spend your weekends? If not, why spend 2/7th of your life wasting your free time? After all, free time isn’t free. Free time is the most expensive time you have, because nobody pays for it but you. But that also makes it the most valuable time you have, as you alone stand to reap the profits from spending it wisely.

— Jarod Kintz

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Does it matter what you eat?

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

It doesn’t matter what you eat between Christmas and New Years. But it does matter what you eat between New Years and Christmas!

— Katrin Schaefer

Choose wisely!

Bon Appetit! Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2015. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Bon Appetit! Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2015. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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Turning Resolve into Success

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

— Sir Winston Churchill

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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Never lose hope

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Never lose hope. You never know what tomorrow may bring.

— Anonymous

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Never lose hope. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

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Same sky – different horizon

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.

— Konrad Adenauer

 

Sky, bird, horizon. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2016. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Sky, birds, horizon. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2016. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

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Not just another flower

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find and impossible to forget.

— Erin Van Vuren

Psychotria elate (Hot Lips Plant), www.walled-in-berlin.com

Psychotria elata (Hot Lips Plant), www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

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