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Weekend Wisdom

sunset treesCharacter is like a tree, and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln

A little preview of this upcoming Monday’s topic.

P.S. Update for those of you who read about Sad Max, he is doing much better today.


11 thoughts on “Weekend Wisdom”

  1. Am thinking about the quote very much right now. The tree is the real thing and the shadow is what we think of it. Thinking about how shadows shift all the time. How you can’t ever really capture them…


  2. I’d never heard that Lincoln quote– it’s perfect. I wish I made such amazing metaphors that people would quote me hundreds of years later. I have my fingers crossed that most of what I’ve said so far will be forgotten.


    1. I often wonder myself, about who will be quoted hundreds of years from now. Actually, I liked some of your words so much, I’m passing them on today. So, be on the lookout for a pingback. 🙂


  3. That is such a great quote. The shadow can be dark and gloomy, and can only change depending on the shape of the tree, whereas the tree is alive and dynamic, always changing and growing.


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