Journeyman Project Dispatches from the Life of Patrick Fowler: Christianity Explored

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Quotable Quotes

The Foxhole Principle: When preparing for battle, dig a hole big enough for a friend.
“In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young, they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. ~ Aristotle

Two people are better than one,
because they get more done by working together.
If one falls down,
the other can help him up.
But it is bad for the person who is alone and falls,
because no one is there to help.
If two lie down together, they will be warm,
but a person alone will not be warm.
An enemy might defeat one person,
but two people together can defend themselves;
a rope that is woven of three strings is hard to break.
~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

“in the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall hang separately.” Benjamin Frankin upon signing the Declaration of Independence

When a small girl was late returning home, she had this to say: “I’m sorry I’m late, Dad. My friend’s doll broke right when I was supposed to leave.”
“And I suppose you were helping her fix it?” her dad replied.
“No,” she replied, “I was helping her cry.”

Leslie D. Weatherhead wrote about two friends who were soldier together. When one was injured and could not return to safety, the other went out after him against officer’s orders. When he returned with the dead soldier, he was mortally wounded himself. Though his officer felt justified, the dying soldier said that it had been worth it. His friend had been alive when the soldier first reached him, and he had said, “I knew you’d come,” before dying.

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