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Friday, November 18, 2011


Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself.     -- F. Hawes

I've seen extreme bravery from the least likely of people. Life is about the moments when it's all gone wrong. That's when we define ourselves.      -- Bear Grylls, star of Man vs. Wild TV show

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame someone else.      -- John Burroughs

Many people believe that support is something that you give to someone you feel sorry for or that it means propping up someone who would fail unless you were there to give him a boost. But that's not the way I see it. Support is the boost you can give someone who can help himself but who needs a partner to open a window or push aside a roadblock.       -- Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's

Because I've always felt, whether the fatwa or whatever, the writer's great weapon is the truth and integrity of his voice. And as long as what you're saying is what you truly, honestly believe to be the case, then whatever the consequences, that's fine. That's an honorable position.         -- Salman Rushdie

There is much satisfaction in work well done, but there can be no happiness equal to the joy of finding a heart that understands.    -- Victor Robinsoll

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.            -- James Truslow Adams

You can find on the outside only what you possess on the inside.    -- Adolfo Montiel Ballesteros

I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.          -- Martin Luther

You are not happy because you are well. You are well because you are happy. You are not depressed because trouble has come to you, but trouble has come to you because you are depressed. You can change your thoughts and feelings, and then the outer things will come to correspond, and indeed there is no other way of working.            -- Emmet Fox

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.             -- Carrie Fisher

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thoughts To Live By

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, t heir conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.

FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN! .... When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.

Billy Graham Quotes

“My one purpose in life is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ.”

“Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.”

“The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.”

“The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.”

“It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray.”

“A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.”

“A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.”

“Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”

“Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.”

“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.”

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”

“Give me five minutes with a person's checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is.”

“God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.”

“God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.”

“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, "I love you."”

“God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there.”

“God's angels often protect his servants from potential enemies.”

“I just want to lobby for God.”

“I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right.”

“If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.”

“If we had more hell in the pulpit, we would have less hell in the pew.”

“Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.”

“My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world.”

“Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.”

“Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.”

“Only those who want everything done for them are bored.”

“Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain.”

“Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?”

“Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.”

“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'”

“The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.”

“The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.”

“The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.”

“The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.”

“There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.”

“We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing.”

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.”

“You're born. You suffer. You die. Fortunately, there's a loophole.”

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Life is a roller-coaster. Try to eat a light lunch. --David Schmaltz

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

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws. --Douglas Adams

Because of God’s tender mercy, the light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.” Luke 1:78-79 (NLT)

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. --Plato

It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. --Chinese proverb

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same. --Nelson Mandela

Remember, a small light will do a great deal when it is in a very dark place. Put one little tallow candle in the middle of a large hall, and it will give a good deal of light. --Dwight L. Moody

Monday, August 15, 2011

Children Quotes

Quotes about Children

  • 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 in "The Heart of a Father"
  • Your children need your presence more than your presents. --Jesse Jackson
  • Making the decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. --Elizabeth Stone

You Think About it!
Kevin Rayner



Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. --Warren Buffet

Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it. --Charles Dickens

Through a tree we were made debtors to God; so through a tree we have our debt canceled. -- Irenaeus


The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture. - Publius Ovidius NasoOvid

It is a mistake to think that moving fast is the same as actually going somewhere. --Goodier

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. --Danny Kaye

A hero is a man who does what he can. -- Roman Rollard

The best things in life aren't things. --Art Buchwald

You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him. – Savage

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. --Frank Outlaw

If there is one thing upon this earth that mankind love and admire better than another, it is a brave man, -- it is the man who dares to look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil. -- James A. Garfield

There is no paycheck that can equal the feeling of contentment that comes from being the person you are meant to be. - Winfrey

The hardest thing to give up is the need to be right in everything. --Don R. Wilkins

Peace of mind comes from creating harmony in your own environment. --Don R. Wilkins.

Christ is the Word of God. It is not in certain texts written in the New Testament, valuable as they are; it is not in certain words which Jesus spoke, vast as is their preciousness; it is in the Word, which Jesus is, that the great manifestation of God is made. --Phillips Brooks

Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you yourself shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God. --Phillips Brooks

Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing! --Pat Riley

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you'll never walk alone. --Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) British Actress

From long familiarity, we know what honor is. It is what enables the individual to do right in the face of complacency and cowardice. It is what enables the soldier to die alone, the political prisoner to resist, the singer to sing her song, hardly appreciated, on a side street. --Mark Helprin () American Novelist and Writer


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I don't want them to forget Ruth. I just want them to remember me! -- Henry Aaron (Major league outfielder)


By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight we all quote. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

      Treasury of Notes, Quotes & Anecdotes for Sermon Building


We are the sermons the world is heeding. -- Billy Graham

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


Paraprosdokian: A figure of speech that uses an unexpected ending to a series or phrase

 Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

 The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.
 Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

 If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.
 We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
 War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

 The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
 Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening', and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
 A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

 How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.
 I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted pay cheques.

A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don't need it.
 Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR".
 I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
 Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

 Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
 Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America ?
 Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
 A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

 You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!
 Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
 Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were.

 Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
 I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.

 Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.
 There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.

 I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.

 When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

You're never too old to learn something stupid.

 To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
 Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Monday, July 04, 2011


Don't say "Our Father" on Sunday and act like an Orphan the rest of the week.


All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation. W. H. Auden (1907 - 1973), A Certain World (1970).

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge. Henry Van Dyke, author (1852-1933).

Every clinging addiction I ever had came from a vain attempt to 'fill my cup' with something other than the Spirit of Christ. Mark Wylie, Young Adult Minister for the University Church of Christ in Denver, CO.

For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction... A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three -- the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn't get you, the others are waiting in the wings. Peter McWilliams.

He who is alone with his sin is utterly alone. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, pastor and theologian (1906-1945), Life Together.

I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise. Chuck Palahniuk, Satirist, novelist, b. 1961.

I can resist everything except temptation. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

If you don't play, you can't win. Connecticut Lottery advertisement, paid for by politicians with dollar signs in their eyes.

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves; the prisoner of addiction and the prisoners of envy. Ivan Illich (b. 1926), Austrian born American educator and priest.

Men of intemperate mind never can be free. Their passions forge their fetters. Edmund Burke (1729-1797), British statesman.

Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them. Fran├žois duc de la Rochefoucauld, 17th-century French philosopher.

Nothing is stronger than habit. Ovid (43 BC - AD 18).

O what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive! Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17.

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim. Ann Landers.

Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality. John W. Gardner, b. 1912, American Educator.

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American Jurist (1841 -1935).

Sin never fulfills its promises. It will take you farther than you wanted to go, keep you longer than you wanted to stay, and make you pay more than you could ever afford. Ken Davis, from Lighten Up.

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. Thomas Carlyle, 19th-century Scots-English historian, author (1795-1881); Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History, (1840).

The innkeeper loves the drunkard, but not for a son-in-law. Yiddish Proverb.

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. William James (1842 - 1910), The Principles of Psychology (1890).

Tobacco is a filthy weed, That from the devil does proceed; It drains your purse, it burns your clothes, And makes a chimney of your nose. Benjamin Waterhouse, medical doctor (1754 - 1846).

Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck. Joel Chandler Harris, American writer (1848-1908).

Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users? Clifford Stoll.

You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit. David Ryan.

Monday, June 13, 2011


I'm not given to preaching negative, but this is a negative point. --Richard Rogers

Thursday, May 26, 2011


The dangerous man is the one who has only one idea, because then he'll fight and die for it.


Woman always worry about the things that men forget and men always worry about the things women remember.


It's dangerous to ask God why He allows poverty & suffering in this world because He would probably ask us the same question.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


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Saturday, April 16, 2011


I used to eat a lot of  natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.   

Garden Rule: When  weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable  plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. 
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. 
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway. 
In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal. 
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? 
Who was the first person  to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangling things here and  drink whatever comes out?' 
Who was the first person to say, 'See that chicken there? I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta  it.' 
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him? 
Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when  you get undressed if he's going to look up there anyway? 

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup? 
Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?