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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Best Quotes

[Jesus] left because of you. He laid his security down with his hammer. ... Since he could bear your sins more easily than he could bear the thought of your hopelessness, he chose to leave. It wasn't easy. Leaving the carpentry shop never has been. -- Max Lucado

All effective fathers learn the importance of a wise and flexible response to their children's calls for attention. No busy signals here. No "hold" button. -- Gordon McDonald

Behold the turtle: He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.

Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life. Alvin Toffler

Don't worry if your work is hard and your rewards are few. Remember the mighty oak was once a nut like you.

Drive-in banking was invented so cars could go in and see their real owners.

Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing. Randolph S. Bourne (1886-1918) American Writer

Goodness is the only investment that never fails. -- Henry David Thoreau

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

Here is the test to see if your mission here on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't. Richard Bach

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. -- Helen Keller

If God wanted you to talk more than he wanted you to listen, he would have given you two mouths and only one ear!

If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere. - Zig Ziglar

If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. Anonymous

If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together. African proverb

Joy is a choice. It is a matter of attitude that stems from one's confidence in God -- that He is at work, that He is in full control, that He is in the midst of whatever has happened, is happening, and will happen. Charles Swindoll (Laugh Again)

Many things I have tried to grasp, and have lost. That which I have placed in God's hands I still have. -- Martin Luther

Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit. ~ Robert Schuller

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide

One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. Sidney Howard

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. J.F. Newton

People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to blame someone else. Unknown

Preaching should break a hard heart and heal a broken one. John Newton

Resentment is one burden that is incompatible with your success. Always be the first to forgive; and forgive yourself first always. ~ Dan Zadra

Sometimes you need a little push to go down the big slide.

Talents are best nurtured in solitude: character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. Goethe

The best thing to do behind a friend's back is pat it. Ruth Brillhart

The future is purchased at the price of vision in the present. -- Samuel Johnson

The historical facts around Christ's life are both outward and clear. Certainly the theological truths that define Jesus are sure. Yet the realities of faith are always a matter of the heart. The fullness of his great love defies definition, and yet the open glory of his salvation spills over the edges of our most private selves. -- Calvin Miller

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. Elisabeth Foley

The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children. -- G. K. Chesterton

The next time you find yourself alone in a dark alley facing the undeniables of life, don't cover them with a blanket, or ignore them with a nervous grin. Don't turn up the TV and pretend they aren't there. Instead, stand still, whisper his name, and listen. He is nearer than you think. -- Max Lucado

The real danger of legalism is that it produces a sense of attainment that short-circuits our call to live the life of Yes thorugh Christ. Self-achievement brings a false sense of assurance that somehow we can live a pure life in our own ability. This attitude ultimately leads us to cut ourselves off from the heart of God and, in turn, to deny our true identity in Christ. David Edwards

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more!" And what happened then ... in Who-ville they say [is] that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day! -- Dr. Suess

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives ... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~ Ellen Goodman

We're never as good as we think we are, nor as bad as we think we are.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When friendships are real, they are not glass threads, or frostwork, but the solidest things we know. A friend is the first person who comes in when the whole world has gone out. ~ Anonymous

When you are reluctant to change, think of the beauty of autumn.

When you carry out acts of kindness, you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, "Yes, this is how I ought to feel." -- Rabbi Harold Kushner

Your children are not the same. Not at all. Each one is unique. There are no "boiler plate" clauses that fit all children. They are like snowflakes with their own patterns and their own shapes and their own sizes. -- Bob Benson

Life is not measured by how many breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

Rather than persistence in service, service consists of courtesy. Observance of courtesy in the course of service is better than service itself.

True friends are like jewels, precious and rare. False ones are like autumn leaves, found everywhere. A Favorite School Teacher

Happiness is a dividend on a well-invested life. Duncan Stuart

Don't mistake activity for achievement. John Wooden

It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls. Unknown

Get rich quick! Count your blessings! Anonymous

You were planned for God's pleasure. ... God did not NEED to create you, but he CHOSE to create you for ... his benefit, his glory, his purpose, and his delight. Rick Warren

Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be. Charles Tremendous Jones

Instead of always harping on a man's faults, tell him of his virtues. Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out. Eleanor Porter

Keep your face in the sunshine and you can never see the shadow. Helen Keller

Like taking a morning shower, make the planting of positive thoughts a daily practice. Neil Eskelin

Through the law of cause and effect we choose our destiny. Moreover, we are our own prophets for we constantly project our future state by the seeds we plant in the present. Cheryl Canfield

Every time you trust God's wisdom and do whatever he says, even when you don't understand it, you deepen your friendship with God. Rick Warren

What soap is to the body, tears are for the soul. Jewish Proverb

If fear alters behavior, you're already defeated. Brenda Hammond

He who fears he shall suffer already suffers what he fears. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

One of life's gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness. J. Robert Maskin

God smiles when we love him supremely. Rick Warren

Look around the habitable world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue. John Dryden

Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. Brendan Francis

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. Eric Hoffer

Joy is at its keenest when contrasted with sorrow, courage at its height when it follows fear, faith at its noblest when it grows from doubt. Alice H. Rice

Who but the same God Who stands in the darker, fouler rooms of our hearts and says, 'Yes, let the God of Heaven and Earth be born here -- in THIS place.' Leslie Leyland Fields

If you never learned the lesson of thankfulness, begin now. Sum up your mercies; see what provision God has made for your happiness, what opportunities for your usefulness, and what advantages for your success. Ida S. Taylor

There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person and it can never be filled by any created thing. It can only be filled by God, made known through Jesus Christ. Blaise Pascal

He who speaks the loudest is the least heard. Robert Half

A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if it's a whisper. Barry Neil Kaufman

If we really think that home is elsewhere, and that this life is a 'wandering to find home,' why should I not look forward to the arrival? C. S. Lewis

Talents, like intelligence, are value neutral. If you want to want to change your life so that others may benefit from your strengths, change your values. Don't waste time trying to change your talents. Buckingham, Marcus & Donald O. Clifton (Now, Discover Your Talents)

[When] Jesus Himself fasted, He was not fasting to repent or to bring His desires under control, of course, but to demonstrate His absolute dependence upon His Father. Peter C. Moore

Once you get past the idea that for every winner there must be a loser, amazing things can happen. Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval (The Power of Nice)

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing. Socrates

Adversity introduces a man to himself. Anonymous

Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too. Voltaire

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Powerful Quotes

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. Irish proverb

A passion to obey Christ is born out of our relationship with him. The more we love him, the more we want him to be a part of our affairs. Calvin Miller

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. Victor Hugo

Be faithful in the little practices of love which will build in you the life of holiness and make you Christlike. Mother Teresa

Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best. Mother Teresa

Do not complain about growing old, some do not have this privilege. unknown

Does God indeed need to rest? Of course not! But did God choose to rest? Yes. Why? Because God subjected creation to a rhythm of rest and work that He revealed by observing the rhythm Himself, as a precedent for everyone else. In this way, He showed us a key to order in our private worlds. Gordon McDonald

Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you. Winston Churchill

Dreams come in a size too big so that we may grow into them. Josie Bisset

Even a small thorn causes festering.

Every dog is brave on his own doorstep.

Experience teaches only the teachable. Aldous Huxley

For the Christian, nothing less than the presence of the Spirit is enough to explain the marvelous changes worked in human lives. Call it grace; call it providence; call it the result of Bible study ... just so we understand that in and behind any or all the instruments is the presence and work of the Spirit who seeks and finds and transforms. Jim McGuiggan

Forgiveness is having the courage to take down the walls that we think are there to protect us.

Go the extra mile. It's never crowded. Executive Speech writer Newsletter

God might want you to extend his love by offering to baby-sit for the single parent down the street. He might want you to prepare a hearty meal for that lonely old man who lost his wife -- and to sit and visit with him while he eats. Who knows, he might even want you to reach out and touch the life of a total stranger in some way you can't imagine right now. Are you willing to set aside your own comfort to touch someone else with God's love? Amy Nappa

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. Benjamin Franklin

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. Anonymous

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap. Bob Hope

I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back. Zsa Zsa Gabor

I learned that life is not just a destination but a journey. While the expedition can be long and arduous, it can be full of beauty and pleasure as well. Wayne Holmes

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. Groucho Marx

It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot (1819-1880) English Novelist

It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired -- you quit when the gorilla is tired. Robert Strauss

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. Samuel Johnson

May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility. Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty .. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out. Phyllis Diller

My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying. Rodney Dangerfield

Never tell your mom her diet's not working.

No matter how long you've gone on a wrong road...TURN BACK! Turkish Proverb

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. Sophocles

Opportunity will knock, but it won't knock your door down. Nathaniel H. Bronner Jr.

Our new cultural postmodern credo for avoiding sin is, "Hurt no one and do what you please." ... I much prefer Augustine's credo for avoiding sin: "Love God and do what you please." Calvin Miller

Parents are not quite interested injustice, they are interested in quiet. --Bill Cosby

Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. Victor Borge

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. Andrew Jackson

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. Jacqueline Schiff

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. - Francis Maitland Balfour

The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show. Unknown

The next time you feel like complaining, remember that your garbage disposal probably eats better than 30 percent of the people in the world.

The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent, but in the failure to use that one talent. Edgar W. Work

Those of us who are most familiar with the Spirit's promises are in the greatest danger. ... familiarity may not breed contempt, but it takes the edge off awe ... promises that drop the jaws or widen the eyes of newcomers but provoke no more than a raised eyebrow in the old-timers who have ceased to dream. Jim McGuiggan

True thanksgiving means that we need to thank God for what He has done for us, and not to tell Him what we have done for Him. George R. Hendrick

Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP. Joe Namath

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is awaiting us.... The old skin has to be shed before the new one is to come. Joseph Campbell

When I come to the end of my rope, God is there to take over.

When you get right down to it, one of the most important tasks of a leader is to eliminate his people's excuse for failure. Robert Townsend

Where there is much prayer, there will be much of the Spirit; where there is much of the Spirit, there will be ever-increasing prayer. Andrew Murray

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. Sir Arthur Helps

You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Memorable Quotes

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. Mark Twain

Anger makes you smaller, While forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. Cherie Carter-Scott

If we are to love people as Christ commanded us, then we must be willing not to plant our feet on our side of the fence, howling self-righteous epithets to the other side, but rather to climb over the fence and see what the world looks like from the other point of view. Leslie Williams (Seduction of the Lesser Gods)

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgivingness, selfishness and fear. Glenn Clark

The world is moved along, not only by the might shovels of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker." – Helen Keller

"Those blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel." - Mary Kay Ash: Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns. Edward de Bono

Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions Than salt water has on thirst. Walter Weckler

It's amazing how you can get carried away from worries and woes and self-concern when you start naming out loud what you're thankful for. Right away your focus shifts from your needs to the Father's graciousness and love. Try it! Charles Swindoll (Day by Day)

A bold Christian is the highest style of a man. Thomas Young

Always aim for achievement, and forget about success. Helen Hayes

Many people spend their lives trying to create a lasting legacy on earth. They want to be remembered when they're gone. Yet, what ultimately matters most will not be what others say about your life but what GOD says. What people fail to realize is that all achievements are eventually surpassed, records are broken, reputations fade, and tributes are forgotten. Rick Warren

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do. Dr. Dennis Waitley

Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices. Thomas Fuller

Don't put people down, unless it's on your prayer list. Stan Michalski

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved for yourself, or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself. Victor Hugo

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.

Do the thing you are afraid to do and the death of fear is certain. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them. --Titus Livius

It is possible to be so active in the service of Christ as to forget to love him. P.T. Forsyth

If you want happiness for an hour—take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day—go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month—get married.
If you want happiness for a year—inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime—help others.
Chinese Proverb

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. Harold Geneen

Life's only limitations are those you set upon yourself, for as long as you strive hard enough anything is achievable. Chad Williams

Grace is indeed needed to turn a man into a saint, and he who doubts it does not know what a saint or a man is. Blaise Pascal

Happiness does not come from doing what you want, but wanting what you do.

In the New Testament it is the work and not the workers that is glorified. Alfred Plummer

Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be. Author Unknow

All I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Helen Keller

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed. Michael Pritchard

God denies a Christian nothing, but with a design to give him something better. Richard Cecil

For you who wonder if you've played too long to change, take courage from Jacob's legacy. No man is too bad for God. To transform a riverboat gambler into a man of faith would be no easy task. But for God, it was all in a night's work. Max Lucado

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Unknown

Satan never sells his poisons naked -- he always gilds them before he vends them. Charles H. Spurgeon

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. William James

What is the Church if not the assembly of all the saints? Nicetas

God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. Izaak Walton

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. — Robert Byrne

A life without cause is a life without effect. — from the movie Barbarella (1968)

I don't want to be a passenger in my own life. - Diane Ackerman

The world does not need more Christian writers -- it needs more good writers and composers who are Christians. C. S. Lewis

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. Henry James

No vital Christianity is possible unless at least three aspects of it are developed. These are the inner life of devotion, the outer life of service, and the intellectual life of rationality. Elton Trueblood

You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you. Charles Allen

Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances, but to everyone all the time. Thomas J. Watson

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudices. Clint Eastwood

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Recent Quotes

Think of these things: whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account. Benjamin Franklin

A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful--five years later. Phyllis Battelle

Children can be happy when their parents are miserable. But a parent is never happier than her unhappiest child. -- Laura Lippman

Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and accept as something precious what comes back to you from them. -- Albert Schweitzer

We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky. ~ George Herbert Walker Bush

O Lord, forgive what I have been, sanctify what I am, and order what I shall be. -- Thomas Wilson

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only people you should ever want to get "even" with are those who have helped you. – John Honeyfield

If you want to understand the meaning of happiness, you must see it as a reward and not as a goal. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. Abraham Lincoln

You have the ability, with your words, to make a person stronger. Your words are to their soul what a vitamin is to their body. Do not withhold encouragement from the discouraged. Do not keep affirmation from the beaten down! Speak words that make people stronger. Believe in them as God has believed in you. Max Lucado A Love Worth Giving

Love is an act of will: listening to someone when we are bored, keeping that perfectly couched comeback to ourselves, letting old Mrs. Jones win the argument over something unimportant, biting our tongues instead of reminding others of our triumphs. Love is the decision to behave a certain way even when we don't feel like it. Leslie Williams Seduction of the Lesser Gods

Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility. Oprah Winfrey

Hospitality is a grand gesture of acceptance. Christ's hospitality is forgiveness and acceptance. It welcomes friends and family, strangers and sinners. Because we live in Christ, the hospitality with which we welcome others is generated by a deep, passionate, single-minded love of Jesus extended to all corners. Hospitality comes from the heart, Christ's true home. Harriet Crosby A Place Called Home

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. Robert Muller

The Greek word translated "workmanship" is poiema; it means "something made" and gives us the English word poem. The Christian who boasts, "I'm a self-made person!" doesn't understand this basic principle that God must work in us before He can work through us. He must prepare us for what He has prepared for us. Warren W. Wiersbe

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. Benjamin Franklin

The whole idea that our lives belong to us is a myth, and an arrogant assumption when it comes right down to it. I did not conceive myself; I wasn't my own idea. I cannot will myself to wake up in the mornings--it is by God's grace alone that I am given even one more day to live. Leslie Williams

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. Thomas a Kempis

Our precious Jesus will meet extra-ordinary pain with extraordinary grace. He will meet extraordinary needs with extraordinary resources. He will meet extraordinary fears with extraordinary comfort. Kathy Troccoli

We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it. Abraham Lincoln

A man with outward courage dares to die. A man with inward courage dares to live.

To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. Robert M. Pirsig

Many Bible passages (such as Luke 13:3 or Acts 2:38) issue a call for repentance. Repentance? The very thought stops our hearts with chilling honesty, for it insists that we come clean before we set out to execute life's important choices. Repentance demands that we choose a path of holy living. Calvin Miller

God is in the business of restoration, and he's been doing it for a long, long time. We're merely his partners, his apprentices. We're working with a pro! Today open your heart and let God's touch bring restoration to those areas of your life that need repair. Then go and touch others with his restoring love. Amy Nappa

We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it. God's purpose is not limited by your past. He turned a murderer named Moses into a leader and a coward named Gideon into a courageous hero, and he can do amazing things with the rest of your life, too. God specializes in giving people a fresh start. Rick Warren

When all is said and done, more is said than done. Lou Holtz

Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your feet on first. Frederick Wilcox

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Theresa

Unless the gospel is preached with contemporary relevance it has not been preached. Martin Luther

The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduced yourself to had life not done it for you. Kendall Hailey

Being happy is something you have to learn. I often surprise myself by saying "Wow, this is it. I guess I'm happy. I got a home I love. A career that I love. I'm even feeling more and more at peace with myself." If there's something else to happiness, let me know. I'm ambitious for that, too. Harrison Ford

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. Victor Borge

Patience is also a form of action. Auguste Rodin

I cannot give you the formula for success but I can give you the formula for failure: Which is: Try to please everybody. Herbert B. Swope

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. Richard M. DeVos 1926- (American Businessman, Co-founder of Amway Corp.)

Holiness isn't in a style of dress. It's not a matter of rules and regulations. It's a way of life that emanates quietness and rest, joy in family, shared pleasure with friends, the help of a neighbor--and the hope of a Savior. Joni Eareckson Tada (Holiness in Hidden Places)

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - Not even our troubles. Charlie Chaplin

The Bible calls the good man's life a light; and it is the nature of light to flow out spontaneously in all directions, and fill the world unconsciously with its beams. Horace Bushnell

There may be an easy road to success but the problem is it's very difficult to find.

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him. Booker T. Washington

Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no signficance or hope... The greatest tragedy is not death, but life without purpose. Rick Warren

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.

Even God doesn't plan to judge a man till the end of his days, why should you and I? Unknown

The gospel is so simple that simple children can understand it, and it is so profound that studies by the wisest theologians will never exhaust its riches. Charles Hodge

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. Cherie Carter-Scott

Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury. E. H. Chapin

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist. Golda Meir

Keep your nose to the grindstone and your shoulder to the wheel, it's a lot cheaper than plastic surgery.

Love is like a roller coaster: When it's good you don't want to get off, and when it isn't you can't wait to throw up.

Humor helps us to think out of the box. The average child laughs about 400 times per day, the average adult laughs only 15 times per day. What happened to the other 385 laughs? Anoymous

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Late Great Quotes

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

Speaking without thinking is like shooting without aiming!

Contentment is not The fulfillment Of what you want -- But the realization Of how much You already have!

A lie goes half way around the world before the truth can get its pants on. Winston Churchill

Reputation is character minus what you’ve been caught doing. Michael Iapoce

The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them. Samuel Butler

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. Robert Frost

If you think education is expensive - try ignorance. Derek Bok

If you are planning for a year, sow rice. If you are planning for a decade, plant trees. If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. --Chinese proverb

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out--it's the grain of sand in your shoe. Robert Service

Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone. Gertrude Stein

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say 'Thank You'? William A. Ward

Good words are worth much, and cost little. George Herbert

A hug is the perfect gift -- one size fits all, and nobody minds if you exchange it. Ivern Ball

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans. Peter Drucker

There is not a hint of one person who was afraid to draw near him [Jesus]. There were those who mocked him. There were those who were envious of him. There were those who misunderstood him. There were those who revered him. But there was not one person who considered him too holy, too divine, or too celestial to touch. There was not one person who was reluctant to approach him for fear of being rejected. Max Lucado

Everything that is worthwhile in life is scary. Choosing a school, choosing a career, getting married, having kids--all those things are scary. If it is not fearful, it is not worthwhile. Paul Tornier

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. Katherine Paterson

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Dale Carnegie

A hypocrite talks upright,but seldom walks upright.

The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, peace of mind, or even your happiness. It's far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born BY his purpose and FOR his purpose. Rick Warren

In pursuit of happiness, the difficulty lies in knowing when you have caught up. R.H. Grenville

When people speak ill of you, live so as nobody may believe them. Plato

You're either part of the solution or part of the problem. Eldridge Cleaver

[Jesus said] 'I am the resurrection and the life ... Do you believe this?' This is a canyon question which makes sense only during an all-night vigil or in the stillness of smoke-filled waiting rooms. A question that makes sense when all of our props, crutches, and costumes are taken away. For then we must face ourselves as we really are: rudderless humans tailspinning toward disaster. And we are forced to see him for what he claims to be: our only hope. Max Lucado

[John the Baptist said] 'He must increase, but I must decrease.' .. No driven person could ever say what John said, because driven people have to keep gaining more and more attention, more and more power, more and more material assets. The seductions of the public life would have led to a competitive posture, but the original call to commitment from within spoke louder. Gordon McDonald

He is not great who is not greatly good. William Shakespeare

One who receives this Word, and by it salvation, receives along with it the duty of passing this Word on... Where there is no mission, there is no Church, and where there is neither Church nor mission, there is no faith. Emil Brunner

There is a big difference between mishearing and hearing only what we want to hear, right? We, the people of God, seem to have chronic 'itching ears,' and we can usually find somebody to scratch till we say 'Aaahh' (2 Tim. 4:3). Given the option, we will usually choose bigger barns to serve ourselves over bigger hearts to serve others (Luke 12:13-21). Scotty Smith

To be forged upon the anvil of God's purpose, to be at once His hammer, His tongs, and His molten iron; to hear words that rend the heart, see visions that pierce the chest; to be emptied like an urn, again and again and again until one desires only rest, only an end to the refilling -- and to know one cannnot live without the refilling. To be given words that one dare not speak, and to feel those words churning and boiling in the belly until one must speak them aloud, or die. To be despised, soon or late, by everyone except Adonai -- and to desire it so, while hating it. This is to be a prophet. Thom Lemmons

Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it. Maimonides

You're either part of the solution or part of the problem. Eldridge Cleaver

There is not one marriage in today's culture that is not vulnerable. Why? Because we've allowed the culture to seep into our souls. ... Clearly we can no longer pattern our marriages after the people around us -- if we ever could. Not only does the world not know how to divorce-proof its marriages, it is well on the way to making broken relationships the norm! Dr. Fred Lowery

A book is not harmless merely because no one is consciously offended by it. T. S. Eliot

It is not the uniqueness of 'Christianity' as a system that we defend, but the uniqueness of Christ. ... So, because in no other person but Jesus of Nazareth did God first become human (in his birth), then bear our sins (in his death), then conquer death (in his resurrection) and then enter his people (by his Spirit), he is uniquely able to save sinners. Nobody else has his qualifications. John R. W. Stott

It is human to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion. Anatole France

Terror and tragedy have made us more aware of our vulnerabilities and mortality ... We're living through a time of testing and consequence, and pray that our wisdom and will are equal to the work before us. Condoleeza Rice

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. Carl Bard

Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger. Lou Holtz

Have patience with all things, but first of all with yourself. St. Francis de Sales

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller

In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body. Barbara De Angelis

The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed. Sebastien Roch Nicholas Chamfort

People only see what they are prepared to see. Ralph Waldo Emerson (Journals)

Giving advice is sometimes only showing our wisdom at the expense of others. Anthony Shaftesbury

There are two kinds of people: those who do the work, and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. Indira Gandhi

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice. Indian Proverb

The truth is, living in agreement with God will bring His conviction when we are disobedient. Conviction may feel like a negative thing, but it's just as much a part of God as His smile. He is committed to making our lives work in Him, and He will use the strength and power of His conviction to let us know when we are outside His will. It may feel bad, but conviction is God at work in us. David Edwards

You are not an accident. Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. ... Long before you were conceived by your parents, you were conceived in the mind of God. He thought of you first. It is not fate, nor chance, nor luck, nor coincidence that you are breathing this very moment. You are alive because God wanted to create you! Rick Warren

A man with outward courage dares to die. A man with inward courage dares to live. Lao-Tzu

Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present. Unknown

In pursuit of happiness, the difficulty lies in knowing when you have caught up. R.H. Grenville

I'm not suggesting that we have the power to heal physical conditions with our human fingers. But I do believe there's a healing of the spirit that takes place when we touch others. There's a comfort that can't be found anywhere else but in a touch or a hug. Somehow, God's love and power is ahred with others through the simplicity of our physical touch. Amy Nappa

There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me. Thomas Jefferson

Put silk on a goat, and it's still a goat.

A friend's eye is a good mirror.

It's no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.

Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives. Jim Rohn

Monday, August 13, 2007

New Quotes

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It merely exists in the mind which contemplates them; And each mind perceives a different beauty. David Hume

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. Ruth E. Renkel

A room without books is like a body without a soul. Cicero

It is chiefly through books that we enjoy the communion with superior minds... In the best books, authors talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours. William Ellery Channing

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had. Anonymous

It's beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart. Anonymous

Do your best every day and your life will gradually expand into satisfying fullness. Horotio W. Dresser

Every time we start thinking we're the center of the universe, the universe turns around and says with a slightly distracted air, "I'm sorry. What'd you say your name was again?" Margaret Maron

Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank. Ben Irwin

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. Groucho Marx

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. Leo Aikman

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. Author Unknown

"Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death." Betty Bender

He does not believe, that does not live according to his belief. Thomas Fuller

The loving service which God sends His people into the world to render includes both evangelism and social action, for each is in itself an authentic expression of love, and neither needs the other to justify it. John R. W. Stott

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. Author Unknown

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. Ingrid Bergman

"Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone to do it." Author Unknown

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

God doesn't need an abundance of words. He doesn't need a dissertation about your life. He just wants your attention. He wants your heart. Kathy Troccoli (Hope For a Woman's Heart)

The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Anonymous

All receive advice. Only the wise profit from it. Syrus

The fly cannot be driven away by getting angry at it. African proverb

I nourish Myself Spiritually. I am a blessing To others. Doing my best Each day, I have Faith that what I need will Always come To me at the Right time. unknown

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just to enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate. Thornton Wilder

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up. Vince Lombardi

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. William Shedd

I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am. John Newton

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. Henry David Thoreau (Walden)

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

The chief pang of most trials is not so much the actual suffering itself as our own spirit of resistance to it. Jean Nicolas Grou

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

God is not a power or principle or law, but he is a living, creating, communicating person -- a mind who thinks, a heart who feels, a will who acts, whose best name is Father. Robert Hamill

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure—try to please everybody. Herbert Bayard Swope

The conscience interprets life honestly and realistically. The same cannot be said about the ego. Shantidasa

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. Laura Ingalls Wilder

A kind word never broke anyone's mouth.

A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied.

It is better to be born lucky than rich.

A lie travels farther than the truth.

An old broom knows the dirty corners best.

They always say time changes things, But you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol