Order of Perpetual Indulgence - Sydney House
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Wisdom

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle

A fair face may fade, but a beautiful soul lasts forever

After hearing two eyewitness accounts of the same event, you begin to wonder about history.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. (Zen saying)

Beat me with the truth, don't torture me with lies.

Be at peace with yourself first and then you will be able to bring peace to others. (Thomas A'Kempis)

Being a nun is a vocation, not a vacation (Sr Mary, Mother of Pearl)

Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.

Diplomacy: the art of letting someone else do what you want. (quoted by Sr Mary, Mother of Pearl, invented by someone else)

How do I move forward, if I am standing in my own way? (Sister Carmen)

I don't need your attitude I have one of my own.

If life deals you a lemon, make lemonade.

Nature has given you 2 ears and 2 eyes but only 1 mouth, so that you can listen and see more than you speak. (Sr Carmen)

One thing you can give and still keep, is your word.

Patience is the silken cord on which are strung the pearls of virtue

Think of 3 Things, Whence you came, Where you are going, and to Whom you must account (Benjamin Franklin)

Veni, Vedi, Visa: I Came. I Saw. I Shopped.

We can't control the wind, but we have the power to adjust the sails.

 

A good source of lines such as some of the above can be found at: http://www.oneliners-and-proverbs.com/

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This website is fondly dedicated to the memory of Sister Carmen Get It - (15/4/1959 - 5/5/2006)
and to all those Sisters of the
Sydney House who have passed on.

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