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Friday, November 18, 2011

Positive

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.”