Quote by Plato: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a ha...”
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He is remembered as an author of fiction, known by his pen name Ian Maclaren. The son of John Watson, a civil servant, he was born in Manningtree , Essex , and educated at Stirling. His paternal uncle Rev Hiram Watson was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland and John appears to have chosen to follow in his shoes. In he was ordained as minister at Logiealmond in Perthshire. In Glasgow he lived at 44 Windsor Terrace. During this period he was a main mover in the founding of the Westminster College in Cambridge. In he was Lyman Beecher lecturer at Yale University , and in he was moderator of the synod of the English Presbyterian Church.
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This blog post is based on a question that was posed at the wonderful blog used by the quotation expert Fred Shapiro who is the editor of one of the best reference works in this area: The Yale Book of Quotations. Philo of Alexandria is another popular choice when assigning attribution, e.
As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. And our world could stand to be a little kinder and braver. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place.
I have often been in this situation, before I start, I would like to make a small confession that I do tend to get a lot judgmental at times and have suffered unnecessary pains because of that. Not that these pains have been internal, but these are the pains which have prevented me from knowing a person as to who they really are, the life they have led and the impact they can create in our life and above all the inspiration they can create for us. I think something very powerful that came out of the exercise was when I compared my response to each of these situations. In the first one, it troubled me, I never made an attempt to know that person or talk to that person. Each time someone mentioned about them, I would shut myself out from the conversation.