Wise say­ings cour­tesy of Rabbi Baskin

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION - RE: Words to re­mem­ber

Hav­ing watched in dis­be­lief the first weeks of the Trump pres­i­dency I felt com­pelled to re­turn to my book of wise say­ings in search of some more that might be help­ful to Pres­i­dent Trump. The fol­low­ing are those I found.

“When you look for the bad in mankind ex­pect­ing to find it, you surely will,” Abra­ham Lin­coln.

“You have reached the pin­na­cle of suc­cess when you be­come un­in­ter­ested in money, compliments or pub­lic­ity,” Dr. D. A. Bapt­tista.

“Na­ture gave us one tongue and two ears so that we could hear twice as much as we speak,” Epicte­tus, a Greek philoso­pher. And the fol­low­ing for all of us. Kind­ness is a lan­guage that even the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and un­der­stand. Per­haps we should be es­pe­cially kind in th­ese cruel days to un­kind peo­ple — they need it the most. Rabbi Bernard Baskin., Hamil­ton

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