Once Upon a Time….

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Kim, thank you so much for the very wise and true words written by Octavia Butler. Facts can never be altered to fit a lie. Octavia speaks with facts.  https://cadburypom.wordpress.com/ by Hook or by Book

By Hook Or By Book

I know I usually do a Whimsical Wednesday post here, but to be honest, with everything going on right now in Washington, I don’t have a single drop of whimsy in me. So, I found this quote by one of my favorite authors and thought I’d share it instead due to its relevance. I promise next Wednesday I’ll have another whimsical post that will hopefully make you all smile. 

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Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought. To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool. To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen. To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies. To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and…

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7 thoughts on “Words To Remember

  1. Thanks for sharing this Karen. She was such a brilliant author and this quote is so timely.

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    1. Kim, yes, absolutely. I found it amazing. It is as though she wrote this specifically for where we find ourselves now. In my opinion, our leader is a coward, a fool, a thief, a liar, and a wannabe tyrant with absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever. My view of America and what it means to be an American has now changed forever. I feel disgust and shame. Thank you so much for posting and I hope everyone reads it. Karen (also, my 3 books are in the mail to you)

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      1. This quote came from her 1998 book, “Parable of the Talents”. They’re quite prophetic. Thanks Karen. I’ll email you as soon as they arrive.🤗

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      2. Thank you Kim, for your always great honest reviews and good honest commentary!

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  2. Great quote and wisdom. It seems like something unconscionable is happening every day in Washington. It makes my head spin. Thanks for sharing, Karen

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  3. dgkaye says:

    So much truth Karen. A timely share. 🙂 x

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