Who was Paul Boese?

Paul Boese was known for his quotes.

One example of his famous quotes was: " forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future." This "Forgiveness" quote was first published in the Feb.19, 1967, issue of Quote magazine (Quote: The Weekly Digest, published by Droke House, Inc. and registered with the US Patent Office as Reg. #808522; Vol. 53, No. 8, p. 146). Paul Boese (1923-1976) was a Kansas (USA) businessman and writer, and a regular contributor to Quote magazine in the 1960's.

Paul Lewis Boese was born on Feb.21, 1923, in Halstead, Kansas (USA), one of ten children of Susie (Ratzlaff) and Tobias Boese. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 and served during World War II as a signalman aboard the USS Mount Olympus until his honorable discharge in Dec. 1945. After the war, Paul attended Emporia State University under the GI Bill with the goal of becoming a writer. He married, had three children with wife Norma (Smith); the family moved to Newton, KS, in 1960 when Paul bought the Dairy Queen franchise for Harvey County. Paul established a daily discipline of writing that continued for the rest of his life. Friends and family members remember him always having a notebook nearby where he could capture his thoughts. Paul lost his first wife to cancer in 1964, and married widow Ruth (Quiring Mueller) in 1968, adding four step-children to his family. It was during the 1960's that he became a regular contributor to Quote magazine (Quote: The Weekly Digest, published by Droke House). Paul died on July 7, 1976 in Newton, KS, after a heart attack while stocking shelves at his store. As per his wishes, he was buried on private farmland near a fruit orchard he helped plant by hand. On his gravestone is another of his quotes: "When I die, cry not the tears of bitterness but the tears of sadness for the loss of love." (in C.R. Flint (1967), Grief's Slow Wisdom, p. 54).