“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
–Mother Teresa

“I have a dream…live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr, I Have A Dream

“Rule #1:  Use your good judgment in all situations.  There will be no additional rules.”
Nordstrom’s Employee Handbook

“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. “
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Kavanagh, 1849

“If your mind isn’t open, keep your mouth shut too.”
-Sue Grafton

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” – Isaac Asimov

“Judge Yourself. That is the most difficult thing to do.”
– The Little Prince

“Let the refining and improving of your own life be so busy that you have little time to criticize others.”

 “You may be amused by the mistakes or misfortunes of others. But, this does not entitle you to degrade their entire character or make conclusions about their whole person.”
– Former UP College of Law Dean Leonen

“They’re going to judge you regardless, so might as well let them judge you for who you really are.”

“Judging a person doesn’t define who s/he is. It defines who you are.”


Life Lesson: Seasons of Life

from email, source unknown

photo from http://www.morris-photographics.com

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge
things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look
at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter,
The second in the spring,
The third in summer
The youngest son in the fall.

When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe
what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.

The second son said, “No! It was covered with green buds and full of  promise.”

The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so
sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping
with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they
had each seen but only one season in the tree’s life.

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season,
and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come
from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons  are up.

If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring,
the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.

MORAL: Don’t judge life by one difficult season.:)