101 Year Old, Eddie Jaku is my friend

  • “Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.”
  • “In my mind, this is really the best revenge, and it is the only revenge I am interested in — to be the happiest man on Earth.”
  • “The human body is the greatest machine ever made, but it cannot run without the human spirit”
  • “Weakness can be turned into hatred”. If enough people had stood up then, on Kristallnacht, and said, ‘Enough! What are you doing? What is wrong with you?’ then the course of history would have been different. But they did not. They were scared. They were weak. And their weakness allowed them to be manipulated into hatred.
  • “Otto von Bismarck, the first chancellor of unified Germany, once warned the world to watch out for the German people. With a good leader, they were the greatest nation on Earth. With a bad leader, they were monsters.”
  • “Shared sorrow is half sorrow; shared pleasure is double pleasure.”
  • “You see, your food is not enough. There is no medicine for your morals. If your morals are gone, you go.”
  • “Perhaps you do not love your job, or you work with difficult people. You are still doing important things, contributing your own small piece to the world we live in. We must never forget this. Your efforts today will affect people you will never know. It is your choice whether that effect is positive or negative. You can choose every day, every minute, to act in a way that may uplift a stranger, or else drag them down. The choice is easy. And it is yours to make.”
  • “Remember that every breath is a gift.”
  • “There are always miracles in the world, even when all seems hopeless. And when there are no miracles, you can make them happen. With a simple act of kindness, you can save another person from despair, and that might just save their life. And this is the greatest miracle of all.”

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