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, for eternal us, is now - e e cummings

Life is an adventure in forgiveness. - Norman Cousins

Purpose is what gives life a meaning. - C.H. Parkhurst

Love is the greatest refreshment in life. - Pablo Picasso

Rule No. 1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy. - Unknown

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. - Robert Frost

Is life worth living? That depends on the liver. - Unknown

Wind to a sailor is what money is to life on shore. - Sterling Hayden

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley

Life insurance is the only game you win when you die. - Unknown

Glamour is on a life-support machine and not expected to live. - Joan Collins

Dare to ask questions and seek answers to the puzzles of life. - Lailah G. Akita

Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even. - Horace

If it weren't for pickpockets, I'd have no sex life at all. - Rodney Dangerfield

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin. - Grace Hansen

The sunshine of life is made up of very little beams that are bright all the time. - Dr. John Aiken

I'd rather be a few pounds heavier and enjoy life than be worried all the time. - Drew Barrymore

When you're in love, it's the most glorious two-and-a-half minutes of your life. - Richard Lewis

Measure thy life by loss instead of gain, not by the wine drunk, but the wine poured forth. - Harriet King

Sometimes we receive the power to say yes to life. Then peace enters us and makes us whole. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the worst things that can happen in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age. - Danny McGoorty

She believed, of course... because without something to believe in, life would be intolerable. - Rosamunde Pilcher

It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our noses is what we see last. - William Barrett

I've written 17 novels, and I've found out that fiction can't keep up with real life. - John Grisham

The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart. - Helen Keller

A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness. - Elaine MacDonald

The Irish Catholic side was married to the life of an actor and I found out acting could be a form of prayer. - Liam Neeson

When you finally accept that you're a complete dork, your life gets easier. No sense in trying to be cool. - Reese Witherspoon

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Never try to impress a woman because if you do, you'll have to keep up that standard the rest of your life. - WC Fields

There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. - Pearl Bailey

You can go your whole life and not need math or physics for a minute, but the ability to tell a joke is always handy. - Garrison Keillor

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. - Bertrand Russell

Most people stand on the dock of life waiting for their ship to come in when deep down inside they know it has never left port. - Zig Ziglar

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein

When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever. - Alexandre Dumas

Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life; all other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying about it. - Robert Brault

Thirteen roadways lead through life
To thirteen doors of death,
Homeward from foolish fears and strife
We float on failing breath. - Tao

Summer is a drag because even normal people become obsessed with their bodies. A bad bathing suit can humiliate you more tan anything else in life. - Conan O'Brien


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15-Nov-2019