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- Publication Date: August 20, 2014
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THE BRIAR PATCH PHILOSOPHER is a terrific collection of sayings he has come across that have made him think made him ponder, made him chuckle and made him get the urge to pass them along. A few examples follow, opening with the first one:
In the briar patch of life, where the thorns grow is where you find courage, endurance, patience, faith and wisdom.
How wealthy are you? Wealth can often be calculated by the number of people you truly trust to give you good advice.
If you're wondering what's left behind when a person dies, the good that was in the man or woman continues in the ones they loved. The bad that is in a person is quickly forgotten. How much good are you leaving behind?
I always can remember a day that was worse than today; that means today is not nearly as bad as I thought.
Never grow up! You don't have to. I don't plan to. If I do grow up, then death isn't far away.
Phillips breaks these saying into categories: 10 Secrets to Life, Thoughts on Children, Thoughts on Courage, Thoughts on God and Life, Thoughts on Love, Thoughts on Men and Woman, Thoughts on Money, Thought on People, Thoughts on Success, Thoughts on Wisdom, Thoughts on Work, and Thoughts on Politics. And after reading this book you WILL be wanting to be thrown into this Briar Patch! Grady Harp, August 14
"Feelings change, Truth remains."
"Embrace fear, because it is an excellent motivator."
"Life is a race. The beginning, we can't control, and the end can't be determined. But how well we run in the middle is all that counts. "
"There are only three securities in life - your relationship with the Good Lord, what you can do with your hands, and what you can do with your mind."
Quotes that are very well said. I think this one book really the most meaning to me, since I've been living a life full of insecurities. It's time to change that now. I'm so thankful to John E. Phillips for sharing with me this wonderful collection of his. Quotes that help heal one's wounds, quotes that are meant to make you feel better, quotes that open your mind, quotes that help you bring yourself closer to God. All beautiful quotes. I can only have great words for this book.
This is a great book for teenagers to have. Open their minds to think differently and deeper.
I was provided this book for my review and I'm sincerely thankful for the opportunity.
For me, it was two passages on children:
"Every kid needs the advantage of growing-up poor. One of the biggest misconceptions in our society is: "I don’t want my kids to have it as bad as I did." Growing up poor teaches great lessons and makes a youngster strong. Life is not fair!! All you have to do to survive is to do the right thing."
"The strongest fledglings are pushed out of the nest first, and the weakest birds stay the longest."
John Phillips offers his thoughts in a short, easy-to-read volume. You may not agree with every single word. In that case, take what you want and leave the rest.