Good Thoughts
About Life

hese good thoughts
were collected by Bob Hansen, formerly executive director of the Korean War Veterans Advisory Board and now executive director of the U.S. Botanical Garden National Fund. This previously appeared in Airborne Quarterly. There is something here for every one of us.

The most destructive habitWorry
The greatest joyGiving
The most endangered speciesDedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resourceOur youth
The greatest “shot in the arm”Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcomeFear
The most effective sleeping pillPeace of mind
The most crippling diseaseExcuses
The most powerful force in lifeLove
The most destructive pariahGossip
The most incredible computerThe human brain
The worst thing to be withoutHope
The deadliest weaponThe tongue
The two most powerful wordsCan do
The greatest assetFaith
The most worthless emotionSelf-pity
The worst thing you can loseSelf-respect
The most satisfying workHelping others
The ugliest personality traitSelfishness
The most beautiful attireA smile!
The most prized possessionIntegrity
The most contageous spiritEnthusiasm
The most powerful communicationPrayer

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To the world, you may be just one person;
but to one person, you may be the world!

Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the
things you have for which you would not take money.

If you bring macaroni and cheese to a covered dish supper,
don't expect to dine on lobster and filet mignon.

A coffee grinder on sale at a 90% discount is
not a great buy if you don't drink coffee.

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  • Don't take your friends for granted.
  • You can never have too many bungie cords, AA batteries, or rolls of duct tape.
  • Avoid lawyers.
  • Be skeptical. Lousy logic in a great sounding slogan is still lousy logic.
  • Never invest in an idea you can't illustrate with a crayon.
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