What are your seven?


I was reading the great Lebanese-American poet yesterday and I loved one simple line he spoke

We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words.
—-Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran

What are your seven?

I thought about my seven, but wanted to look at other great and not so great minds for their seven words.
My favorite is:
The unexamined life is not worth living
–Socrates

Followed by:

The greatest pleasure of life is love
–Euripides

Life is the childhood of our immortality
–Goethe

There are never enough ‘I love you’s’
–Lenny Bruce

Get busy living or get busy dying
–Stephen King

Eighty percent of success is showing up
–Woody Allen

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination
–Mark Twain (sorry Mark, I don’t agree)

Hope is the dream of a waking man
–Aristotle

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals
–Benjamin Franklin

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions
–Edgar Cayce

Why can’t we all just get along?
–Rodney King

It is not over til it’s over
–Yogi Berra

Without music, life would be a mistake
–Friedrich Nietzsche

Music is the universal language of mankind
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

And all of life’s answers in seven words—-from some of my friends:

I will not take any more shit.
Will you please stop being so stupid?
Ahhh, Friday. My second favorite F word.

 

Finally I wonder if Kahlil Gibran would understand this simple seven word sentence
because it has seven different meanings depending on the “stressed” word.

“I never said she stole my money”

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Writer/Musician
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4 Responses to What are your seven?

  1. John Harrer says:

    Well done…while I’m not sure it is my absolute favorite, I do like this from Big Al:
    Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

  2. Don Mitchell says:

    Magoo – Awesome. I’m still stuck on the ten most important words in your life, all two letters…
    IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

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