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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.