Wisdom of the Ages 8

“One of my favourite aphorisms is Victor Hugo’s ‘I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’ I believe this sums up what basic democracy means to most of us, and incorporates the Biblical injunction to ‘Do unto others….”
Australia, Chris Free, age 53 (and definitely female!)


Wisdom of the Ages 7

“The middle is no longer occupied”
Female, Age 50 = sigh, Florida, USA

Wisdom of the Ages 6

“When I had my fifth daughter in 1964 my Grandmother reiterated something she had been telling my sister’s and brother and I for years, “Bring up your daughters (all children) to like one another in spite of their differences!” She did not say love as anyone knows you need to “like” others along with the love. I have not only instilled this concept in my daughters but also in my two step-children (who I love as my own) and also our son. Eight children now all adults – married – all with children of their own and now they are beginning to teach their children this concept also. All eight do like one another and we are very proud of all. It’s something I will always hold on to as a basic way of living.
“Like” is a very huge word and concept when one thinks about it.”
Female , Oregon, United States of America, age 62.

Wisdom of the Ages 5

What have I learned in life… that there is one God.
Age 44, Female, Sydney, Australia.

Wisdom of the Ages 4

The most important lesson that life has taught me is to tell your loved ones that you love them. Do it today because there may not be a tomorrow.
Female, age 70. Bay Shore, Long Island, New York

Wisdom of the Ages 3

“Honor comes from within. If you have honor, then you are true to yourself & to others. It doesn’t cost you anything but will get you more out of life than anything. No one can give it to you & no one can take it from you. It is the most precious gift to yourself & to share with mankind.”
Female, age 44 Texas, USA.

Wisdom of the Ages 2

“Listen to your inner voice. It will never let you down. In other words “If in doubt then leave it out”.”
Female, aged 46, England.