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New quotes from Grandpa

QuotesLots of new quotes from the collection of Tom "Grandpa" Glennon covering several subjects have been added to the Quotes topic page.

A big thanks to the young Patrick Glennon on what I'm sure was a difficult translation.

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JOKES

QuotesJOKES - Quotes from the papers of Tom "Grandpa" Glennon

Paul Brock:
“Today’s doctors tell us that hearty laugh is great exercise. When you emit an explosive guffaw, they say, your diaphragm descends deep into your body and your lungs expand, greatly increasing the amount of oxygen being taken into them. At the same time, as it expands sideways, the diaphragm gives your heart a gentle, rhythmic massage. That noble organ responds by beating faster and harder. Circulation speeds up. Liver, stomach, pancreas, spleen and gall bladder are all stimulated - your entire system gets an invigorating lift. All of which confirms what that sage old Greek, Aristotle, said about laughter more than 2000 years ago: ‘It is a bodily exercise precious to health.’”
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FAITH

QuotesFAITH - Quotes from the papers of Tom "Grandpa" Glennon

“I said to the almond tree, ‘Sister, speak to me of God.’  And the almond tree blossomed.”  --Saint Francis of Assisi

“Trust the past entirely to the mercy of God, the present to his teacher lore and the future to his providence.”  --St. Augustine
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IRISH HISTORY

QuotesIRISH HISTORY - Quotes from the papers of Tom "Grandpa" Glennon

“In her book, The Great Hunger, Cecil Woodham Smith pointed up the irony of the age-old vendetta of the British against the Irish.  She noted that the armies of which England is so proud--‘the troops which broke the power of Napoleon at Waterloo, those which fought on the scorching plains of India, and planted the British flag in every quarter of the globe in a hundred forgotten engagements’--were heavily Irish, indeed, Irishmen formed a majority of many of those armies.”  --Wanderer--9/17/81
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IRISH WISDOM, WISDOM, BLESSINGS

QuotesIRISH WISDOM, WISDOM, BLESSINGS - Quotes from the papers of Tom "Grandpa" Glennon

“Health and life to you,
Land without rent to you,
A woman of you choice to you,
A child every year to you,
A wet beak [i.e., may you not lack for a drink],
And may you die in Ireland!”
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PURPOSE

QuotesPURPOSE - Quotes from the papers of Tom "Grandpa" Glennon

“Oh God, to have reached the point of death, only to find that you have never lived at all.”  --Thoreau

“We are all so much together and yet we are all dying of loneliness.”  --Schweitzer
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AGING and PERSISTENCE

QuotesAGING - Quotes from the papers of Tom "Grandpa" Glennon

“Do not resent growing old many are denied the privilege.”

“Old age and treachery will triumph over youth and skill.”

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HUMAN NATURE

QuotesHUMAN NATURE - Quotes from the papers of Tom "Grandpa" Glennon

“L’humanite pense par le cerveau de quelques homes - Humanity thinks with the brains of a few men.”  --French Proverb

“It is really a natural trend to lapse into taking oneself gravely, because it is the easiest thing to do… for solemnity flows out of men naturally, but laughter is a leap.  It is easy to be heavy; hard to be light.  Satan fell by force of gravity.”  --G. K. Chesterton
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HAPPINESS

QuotesHAPPINESS - Quotes from the papers of Tom "Grandpa" Glennon

“Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.”  --Benjamin Franklin-1768

“Our grand business undoubtedly is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”  --Essays-Signs of the Times, Thomas Carlyle
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LOVE

QuotesLOVE - Quotes from the papers of Tom "Grandpa" Glennon

“Nothing can destroy you – if you respond in love!”

“Angels can fly because they take themselves so lightly.”

“There is so much coldness because we do not dare be as cordial as we really are.”
--Albert Schweitzer

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