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1st secret: WEALTH

It isn´t POSSESSION
that makes you rich,
but PLEASURE:

(Phil Bosmans)

RICH is,
the one who HAS much:
richer is,
the one who does not NEED much:
the richest of all
is that one who GIVES much.

(Gerhard Tersteegen)

The one, who is WELL-FED
will NEVER understand
someone who is STARVING.

(aus Rußland)

"Don´t COLLECT treasures on EARTH;
where moths or rust can destroy them,
or where BURGLARS steal them. ...
Because where your TREASURE is,
is your HERAT."

(Mt 6,19, 5)

2nd secret: TIME

Man has not got TIME,
unless he TAKES
his time to HAVE it.

(Ladislaus Boros)

If you POSTPONE your LIVE,
you will MISS ist.

(Seneca)

3rd secret: FRIENDS

EVERY human is lovable,
if we REALLY give him a chance
to SAY something.

(Hermann Hesse)

Among humans
there are more copies
than ORIGINALS.

(Pablo Picasso)

With someone ELSE´S IMAGINATION
you can achieve a LOT.

(Carl Sternheim)

You´ll never really come back home.
But where FRIENDLY ways meet,
the entire world looks like
your NATIVE LAND for an hour.

(Hermann Hesse)

"Man does not live ONLY on bread ..."

(Mt 4,4b)

The REAL taste of BREAD
is EXPERIENCED
when you have a meal with FREINDS.

(RBB)

4 th secret: GENERATIONS

There is a great deal of COLD-heartedness
among humans,
because we do not DARE
to behave as warm-hertedly
as we REALLY ARE.

(Albert Schweitzer)

Educating
means LIVING an EXEMPLARY life.
Anything else
can at best be CONDITIONING.

(Oswald Bumke)

A HAPPY mother
provides greater BENEFIT to her children
than 100 books about education.

(Heinrich Pestalozzi)

5 th secret: AGE

Even when you are YOUNG
you know
that everything will COME to an END.
But it takes OLD AGE to learn
HOW FAST everything comes to an end.

(Marie v. Ebner-Eschenbach)

During the FIRST half of our life
we take trouble
to understand the OLDER generation.
During the SECOND half
it is the OTHER way round.

(E.W. ?)

At an ADVANCED Age,
we like to boast about
restraining ourselves from our VICES.
And yet it is the VICES
that restrain themselves from US.

(W.H.P. ?)

When we get OLDER,
we put ASIDE plenty of mistakes:
W do not NEED them any more.

(Paul Claudel)

It doesn´t matter,
how OLD a man is,
but HOW he is old.

(? author unknown to me)

6 th secret: MEMORY

All gold of the world
is not capable of bringing BACK
as litle as
one splendid minute --
only MEMORY can do this.

(? author unknown to me)

That one who also
ENJOYS the past
lieves TWICE.

(Marcus Martial)

People are old,
when they derive MORE pleasure
from the past
then from the future.

(John Knittel)

7 th secret: eternity

I believe in GOD,
not as a theory,
but as a FACT,
which is more REAL
than the fact of LIFE itself.

(Mahatma Gandhi)

LOVE Is the LADDER,
that we´re CLIMBING in order
to reach similarity to god.

(Schiller)

What do you expect after death ?
Forgiveness of my sins
and becoming SON of GOD.

(Abbe´ Pierre)

"..as he sat at table with them,
he took the BREAD,
thanked God, divided it
and gave it to them.
At that moment,
their eyes were OPENED…"

(Lk 24,30 = story of Emmaus)

Translated by Oliver Schnell
and revised by Joachim Sanner

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