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Brain pretzel gumbo

More brain food for those recent discussions:

“If the world was without any natural evil and suffering we wouldn’t have the opportunity, or nearly as much opportunity, to show courage, patience and sympathy.”
– Richard Swinburne

“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.”
– Saul David Alinsky

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Sir Winston Churchill

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

And by the way,

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
– Aristotle