Monastery Life

Better later than never at all...


A new monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to help the other monks in copying the old texts by hand. He notices, however, that they are copying copies, and not the original books.

So, the new monk goes to the head monk to ask him about this. He points out that if there was an error in the first copy, that error would be continued in all of the other copies. The head monk says, “We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son.”

So, he goes down into the cellar with one of the copies to check it against the original. Hours later, nobody has seen him. So, one of the monks goes downstairs to look for him. He hears sobbing coming from the back of the cellar and finds the old monk leaning over one of the original books crying. He asks what’s wrong.

“The word is celebrate,” says the old monk.


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Life. Consider the alternative. - Marshal McLuhan

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller

Your life is a reflection of your thoughts. Think well. - Danielle Pierre

The rest of our life is going to be the best of our life! - Darrell Yarbrough

Begin at once to live, and count each day as a separate life. - Seneca

What is drama after all, but life with the dull bits cut out. - Alfred Hitchcock

My goal in life is to have a psychiatric disorder named after me. - Unknown

The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life. - George Carlin

Fun is like life insurance; the older you get, the more it costs. - Kin Hubbard

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. - Mark Twain

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard

It's not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts. - Brian White

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. - William James

You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life. - Joel Osteen

Life beats down and crushes the soul, but art reminds you that you have one. - Stella Adler

The first 40 years of life give us the text; the next 30 supply the commentary. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants. - Unknown

Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. - Yoda

Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. - Sarah Bernhardt

Smoking kills. And if you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life. - Brooke Shields

All is pattern, all life, but we can't always see the pattern when we're part of it. - Belva Plain

Happiness hides in life's small details. If you're not looking, it becomes invisible. - Joyce Brothers

If you live your life afraid because you're afraid to live, then you live no life at all. - Unknown

We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean. - Anna Freud

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. - Mark Twain

In the arena of life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action. - Aristotle

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation. - Donald Trump

Life is better than death, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it. - Alice Walker

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play and to look up at the stars. - Henry van Dyke

Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life. - John C. Geikie

You should run your life not by the calendar but how you feel, and what you're interests are and ambitions. - John Glenn

Melbourne is the kind of town that really makes you consider the question, "Is there life after death?" - Bette Midler

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. - Jack Kerouac

For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull. - Ralph Nader

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Doctors are saying that each piece of bacon you eat takes 9 minutes off of your life. Based on that math, I should have died in 1732. - Unknown

Life is an arrow - therefore you must know
What mark to aim at, how to use the bow -
Then draw it to the head and let it go. - Henry Van Dyke

We are all the fools of time and terror: Days Steal on us and steal from us; yet we live, Loathing our life, and dreading still to die. - George Gordon Byron

The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance man's life on earth and to fulfill his belief in the nobility of his existence. - Eero Saarinen

The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. - Leo Rosten


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24-Apr-2019