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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Liberty Quotes

Quotes about Liberty

  • The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts. --Edmund Burke
  • Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. --Kahlil Gibran
  • They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. --Benjamin Franklin
  • God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?" --Thomas Jefferson, 1774
  • But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. -- Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 7th US President -Source: in his Farewell Address, (1837-March-04)
  • God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?" --Thomas Jefferson, 1774

Articulate Quotes

Quotes about Articulate

  • People are entitled to their opinions and should be free to do so as long as they articulate their feelings with respect for others. But when people decide to share their opinions in a way that is meant to hurt another person's feelings, that is when they become haters.
  • Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.  Jack Welch
  • A culture is made -- or destroyed -- by its articulate voices.
  • Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty.  Thomas Sowell

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Peace Quotes

Quotes about Peace
  • A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is to enter into it. Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899)
  • All men desire peace, but very few desire those things that make for peace.  Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471)
  • Emotional peace and calm come after doing God's will and not before. Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )
  • Finding God, you have no need to seek peace, for he himself is your peace. Frances J. Roberts
  • First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471)
  • Five great enemies to peace: greed, ambition, envy, anger, and pride.
  • For most men the world is centered in self, which is misery: to have one's world centered in God is peace. Donald Hankey (1874-1917)
  • God is a tranquil being and abides in a tranquil eternity. So must your spirit become a tranquil and clear little pool, wherein the serene light of God can be mirrored. Gerhard Tersteegen (1697-1769)
  • God takes life's pieces and gives us unbroken peace. W. D. Gough
  • Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame. Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471)
  • However painful or difficult, or, on the other hand, however inconspicuous or humdrum life may be, the Christian finds his peace in accepting and playing his part in the master plan. J. B. Phillips (1906-1982)
  • If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. Chinese Proverb
  • If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot. John Bunyan (1628-1688)
  • In his will is our peace. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
  • In life troubles will come which seem as if they never will pass away. The night and storm look as if they would last forever; but the calm and the morning cannot be stayed; the storm in its very nature is transient. The effort of nature, as that of the human heart, ever is to return to its repose, for God is peace. George Macdonald (1824-1905)
  • It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf. Sir Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
  • It is the spiritually humble who know what peace is. Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471)
  • My son, now will I teach thee the way of peace and inward liberty. Be desirous to do the will of another rather than thine own. Choose always to have less rather than more. Seek always the lowest place and to be inferior to everyone. Wish always, and pray, that the will of God may be wholly fulfilled in thee. Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471)
  • No sleep can be tranquil unless the mind is at rest. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 b.c.-a.d. 65)
  • Nobody studies peace. There are no courses in peace, no examinations, no discoveries, and alas, no advances. We are no farther on the road to peace than were the ancient Greek city-states, and perhaps we're farther away. Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986)
  • Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain if our will remain firm and sub- missive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence, not in an exemption from suffering. François Fénelon (1651-1715)
  • Peace doesn't come from what we hold, but by whom holds us. Hopefully Jesus.
  • Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. Benedict Spinoza (1632-1677)
  • Peace is not arbitrary. It must be based upon definite facts. God has all the facts on his side; the world does not. Therefore God, and not the world, can give peace. Billy Graham (1918- )
  • Peace is not made at the council tables, or by treaties, but in the hearts of men. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964)
  • Peace is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it.
  • Peace is one of those things, like happiness, which we are sure to miss if we aim at them directly. Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)
  • Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.
  • Peace is when time doesn't matter as it passes by.  Maria Schell
  • Peace rules the day when Christ rules the mind.
  • Peace within makes beauty without. English Proverb
  • Peace won by compromise is usually a short-lived achievement.  Winfield Scon (1786-1866)
  • Peace: the wisp of straw that binds the sheaf of blessings. Jewish Proverb
  • Petrarch (1304-1374)
  • Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock in a thunderstorm. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850-1894)
  • Selfishness is a gangrene, eating at the very vitals. Sin is a cancer, poisoning the blood. Peace is the rhythm of our wills with Jesus' love-will. Samuel Dickey Gordon (1859-1936)
  • Sowing seeds of peace is like sowing beans. You don't know why it works; you just know it does. Seeds are planted, and top soils of hurt are shoved away. Max L. Lucado (1955- )
  • The soul of peace is love, which... comes from the love of God and expresses itself in love for men. Pope Paul vi (1897-1978)
  • To thee, O God, we turn for peace... but grant us too the blessed assurance that nothing shall deprive us of that peace, neither ourselves, nor our foolish earthly desires, nor my wild longings, nor the anxious cravings of my heart. Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
  • True peace is found by man in the depths of his own heart, the dwelling-place of God. Johann Tauler (c. 1300-1361)
  • Where there is peace, God is.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Monday, December 09, 2013

Insight Quotes

Quotes about Insights

  • A man of correct insight among those who are duped and deluded resembles one whose watch is right while all the clocks in the town give the wrong time. He alone knows the correct time, but of what use is this to him? The whole world is guided by the clocks that show the wrong time.   Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Education and scholarship may enable a man to put things well, but they will never give him insight. Insight comes only from a pure-heartedness in working out the will of God.  Oswald Chambers
  • Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.    Thomas Carlyle
  • When I enter into my pain rather than run from it, I will find at the center of my pain an amazing insight.   John Powell
  • A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.   Oliver Wendell Holmes


Sunday, December 08, 2013

Harmony Quotes

Quotes about Harmony

  • In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Friday, December 06, 2013

Authenticity Quotes

Quotes about Authenticity
  • Authenticity is being what you seem and saying what you mean.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Grateful Quotes or Thanksgiving Quotes

Quotes about Thanksgiving, Gratefulness
  • Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie
  • Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone. Gertrude Stein
  • When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light ... for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food... and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks... the fault lies with yourself. Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief
  • Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust 
  • Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift. unknown
  • Even when you feel as though things aren't going well in your life, you have reasons to be grateful. Today, take time to appreciate the gift of life and all its wonders. Count your blessings and cherish what you have.
  • Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. W.T. Purkiser
  • Living thanks is better than giving thanks.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Advice Quotes

Quotes about Advice
  • "All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people." Alexis Carrel, Reflections on Life
  • "Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own."   - Chinese proverb
  • "It's a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, and normal to ignore it."  - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them. -Dame Rose Macaulay
  • If you're called upon to give advice, you should know that it is like snow: The softer it falls, the deeper it goes.
  • I desperately need some wise advice which will recommend that I do what I want to do.
  • All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. Alexis Carrel, Reflections on Life
  • Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own. Chinese proverb
  • I desperately need some wise advice which will recommend that I do what I want to do.
  • If you're called upon to give advice, you should know that it is like snow: The softer it falls, the deeper it goes.
  • It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them. Dame Rose Macaulay
  • It's a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, and normal to ignore it.   Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • When at home, amuse yourself. When visiting, try to amuse others.
  • Never complain that things aren't what they used to be ... neither are you.
  • When you need advice, everyone is ready to help you; but when you need help, everyone is ready to advise you.
  • Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.  Robert S. Lynd
  • The strongest human instinct is to impart information, the second strongest is to resist it. – Kenneth Grahame
  • Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.  - Cicero
  • Don't let other people tell you what you want. Pat Riley
  • Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. Harper Lee (1926- ); US novelist.
  • Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. P Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself. Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)


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Good Advice to Live By






Trustworthy Quotes

Quotes about Trustworthy



Articles:
Public Figures and Not-So-Private Failings

Scriptures:
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.  Luke 16:10

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Respect Quotes

Quotes about Respect

  • He removes the greatest ornament of friendship who takes away from it respect. Cicero (106-43 b.c.)
  • If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself. Spanish Proverb
  • Respect is intended to operate on a two-way street. James C. Dobson (1936- )
  • Respect is love in plain clothes. Frankie Byrne
  • Respect is what we owe; love is what we give. Philip James Bailey (1816-1902)
  • There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age—I missed it coming and going. J. B. Priestly (1894-1984)



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pursue Quotes

Quotes about Pursue

  • Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
  • The stars shine on brightly while Adam and Eve pursue their way into the far wilderness. There is a sound through the silence, as of the falling tears of an angel.
  • Glory avoids those who chase after it and is endowed on many who did not try to pursue it.
  • We pursue God because, and only because, he has first put an urge within us that spurs us to the pursuit.
  • The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
  • Humility is never gained by seeking it. The more we pursue it the more dis-tant it becomes. To think we have it is sure evidence that we don't.
  • How to compose your life: pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master's chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
  • Men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
  • A man's heart has only enough life in it to pursue one object fully.
  • Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.
  • No truths are simple, especially those of Scripture. But as we pursue them and participate in them more fully, they begin to reveal to us a life deeper and more integrated than we ever could have known otherwise.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Beauty Quotes

Quotes about Beauty
  • Beauty is God’s handwriting—a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume. --French Proverb
  • God’s fingers can touch nothing but to mould it into loveliness. --George Macdonald
  • The beautiful can have but one source . . . God. --Arthur Schopenhauer
  • The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. --Francis Bacon
  • The perception of beauty is a moral test. --Henry David Thoreau
  • The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise George Santayana (1863-1952)
  • Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity. Plato
  • You are to gather up the joys and sorrows, the struggles, the beauty, love, dreams and hopes of every hour that they may be consecrated at the altar of daily life. MacRina Wiederkehr
  • Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see Beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see Beauty never grows old. Frank Kafka
  • "I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains." --Anne Frank
  • "People are like stained glass windows -- the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows."  -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • "Beauty is in the eye of it's beholder." --Unknown
  • "Beauty Parlor: A place where women curl up and dye." --Aiken Drum
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Responsibility Quotes

Quotes about Responsibility

  • We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact. Jean-Paul Sartre
  • My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey 
  • A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.
  • The buck always stops with us. We step into our power when we accept responsibility for our lives. Donna 
  • We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. Earl Nightingale
  • You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. Abraham Lincoln
  • I'm cleverly disguised as a responsible adult Woody Paige
  • People need responsibility. They resist assuming it, but they cannot get along without it. John Steinbeck
  • The price of greatness is responsibility. Winston Churchill
  • To the victor belong the responsibilities. Al Bernstein
  • You am responsible for what you do to others and for what you allow others to do to you.
  • Hope in the future is not a license for irresponsibility in the present. Max Lucado
  • Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown
  • My insecurities don't absolve me of responsibility. Priscilla Shirer
  • Christians seeking social justice have a special responsibility. Much more is required than the bringing of aid to people who are homeless and in need, and contributing to their support. There are real dangers to be faced. It must never be allowed to appear that charity is dispensed to the unfortunate by superior beings... Much greater care must be taken to identify the giver with those whom he comes to serve. A. C. MacInnes 
  • If anyone thinks he has no responsibilities; it is because he has not sought them out. Mary Lyon (1797-1849)
  • You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. Martin Luther
  • To complain is to not take responsibility for your life. Donald Miller, Father Fiction
  • If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Les Brown
  • Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expect of you. Henry Ward Beecher
  • Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. Napoleon Hill
  • My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team. Don Shula
  • Good listeners are ear responsible Woody Paige
  • The game is my wife. It demands loyalty & responsibility, & it gives me back fulfillment & peace. Michael Jordan
  • Everytime you take responsibility FOR someone,you take responsibility FROM them, creating dependency & weakening them. Rick Warren
  • We are no more responsible for the evil thoughts that pass through our minds than a scarecrow for the birds that fly over the seed plot he has to guard. The sole responsibility in each case is to prevent them from settling John Churtom Collins

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Purpose Quotes

Quotes about Purpose
  • The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live. Mortimer Adler
  • The purpose of life is not to be happy. The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. Arthur H. Prince
  • The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that Happens, all events, past, present, and to come, are gently planned By One Whose only purpose is your good? A Course in Miracles
  • Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy
  • The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
  • No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self-approval. Minot Simons
  • If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out. Arthur Koestler
  • God does not waste suffering; if he ploughs it is because He purposes a crop. J.O. Sanders
  • Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows, Sydney J. Harris 
  • A human activity having for its purpose the transmission of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen. (on the purpose of art). Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian Novelist
  • A life without purpose is a languid, drifting thing; Every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves: This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught! Thomas A. Kempis
  • Man, made in the image of God, has a purpose - to be in relationship to God, who is there. Man forgets his purpose and thus he forgets who he is and what life means. Francis Schaeffer
  • I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence. Christopher Columbus
  • JOY is the result of serving God's purposes, from his perspective, by his power, & for his glory. Rick Warren
  • Your purpose in life is to use your gifts and talents to help other people. Your journey in life teaches you how to do that. Tom Krause
  • The purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's in trouble.
  • The secret of success is consistency of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli
  • Choose the fullness of the Lord's will, plan and purpose for your life. Charles Stanley
  • God has purposes for our lives that we may not know this side of eternity. Zig Ziglar
  • — Don't play just to play. — Play with purpose. — Play to win.
  • Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose. G.K. Nielson
  • What is true happiness? It's not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller
  • The purpose of our lives is to be happy. Dalai Lama
  • There is no joy the world can give like that which comes from joining good [people] in common purpose. Jim Tressel
  • The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going. Napoleon Hill
  • A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) American Psychologist
  • Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.
  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot (1819-1880) English Novelist
  • Life is filled with meaning as soon as Jesus Christ enters into it. Stephen Neill
  • To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life. Baruch Spinoza



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Optimistic Quotes

Quotes about being Optimistic
  • A pessimist is what an optimist calls a realist. Woody Paige
  • A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill
  • Accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative, Don't mess with Mr. In-Between. Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
  • 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
  • An optimist is a guy who has never had much experience. Don Marquis (1878-1937)
  • God's in his heaven All's right with the world! Robert Browning (1812-1889)
  • I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
  • I hope I have given the people that I've touched the optimism & the desire to achieve their goals. Michael Jordan
  • Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968)
  • Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. Nicholas Murray Butler
  • Optimism is the madness of maintaining that everything is right when it is wrong. Voltaire (1694-1778)
  • Optimism, apart from a man's belief and his acceptance of Christianity, may be healthy-minded, but it is blinded; when he faces the facts of life as they are, uncolored by his temperament, despair is the only possible ending for him. Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)
  • Optimists do not wait for improvement; they achieve it. Paul Wilhelm von Keppler (1852-1926)
  • Still round the corner there may wait, A new road, or a secret gate. J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)
  • The basis of optimism is sheer terror. Oscar Wilde
  • The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement. William Arthur Ward
  • There is no danger of developing eye-strain from looking on the bright side.
  • There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle. Robert Alden
  • They can conquer who believe they can. Virgil (70-19 b.c.)
  • What will be will be well, for what is, is well. Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Collaboration Quotes

Quotes about Collaboration
  • Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.   Henry Ford
  • Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
  • Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
  • Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.  Vince Lombardi
  • If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
  • Collaboration, n.: A literary partnership based on the false assumption that the other fellow can spell.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Compassion Quotes

Quotes About Compassion vs Indifference
  • Love dissolves hate. Kindness melts cruelty. Compassion calms passion. Cooperation evokes love and when we bow, others bend. This creates harmony. unknown
  • These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness. Anthony de Mello
  • The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I have this theory that if one person shows compassion to another then that person will start a chain reaction of the same. Rachel Joy Scott
  • Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these. Bob Goddard
  • We evaluate others with a Godlike justice, but we want them to evaluate us with a Godlike compassion. Sydney J. Harris
  • Christianity demands a level of caring that transcends human inclinations. Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )
  • Compassion means justice. Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-c. 1327)
  • God's care will carry you so you can carry others. Robert Harold Schuller (1926- )
  • Hearin' is one thing and listenin' is another. William Frend Demorgan (1839-1917)
  • If I had known what trouble you were bearing; What griefs were in the silence of your face; I would have been more gentle and more caring,And tried to give you gladness for a space. Mary Carolyn Davies
  • Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to the place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken. But this is not our spontaneous response to suffering. What we desire most is to do away with suffering by fleeing from it or finding a quick cure for it. Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God will never. William Cowper (1731-1800)
  • Man's sorrows often will not let me sleep. Henriette Roland Holst (1869-1952)
  • Never interfere with God's providential dealings with other souls. Be true to God yourself and watch. Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)
  • Quaker to a burglar: "Friend, I would do thee no harm for the world, but thou standest where I am about to shoot."
  • Regardless of how we define Christ's separation from the world, one fact is clear: he did not separate himself from human beings and their needs. Nor did he limit his concern to the spiritual part of man's personality. Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )
  • Teach me to feel another's; woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me. Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
  • The dew of compassion is; a tear. Lord George Noel Gordon Byron (1788-1824)
  • Why stand we here trembling around calling on God for help, and not ourselves, in whom God dwells, stretching a hand to save the falling man? William Blake (1757-1827)

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Action Quotes

Quotes about Action
  • So what do we do? Anything - something. So long as we don't just sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. Lee Iacocca Former Chairman of Chrysler Corporation
  • Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way. Dr Seuss
  • Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. W.B. Yeats
  • The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. Chinese proverb 
  • Sometimes you have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down. Kobi Yamada
  • Act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done by hesitation. Thomas Henry Huxley
  • Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. Peter Drucker
  • Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, & try another. But by all means, try something. Franklin D Roosevelt
  • ...focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. Greg Anderson
  • A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of a little courage…The fact is that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. Sydney Smith
  • A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day, he can sleep at night and do it again the next day. Albert Schweitzer
  • A ship in a safe harbor is safe, but that is not what a ship is built for. William Shedd
  • Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli
  • Action on the move creates its own route, creates to a very great extent the conditions under which it is to be fulfilled and thus baffles all calculation. Henri Bergson
  • All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. Henry Miller
  • And there 's a lust in man no charm can tame, Of loudly publishing our neighbor's shame; On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly, While virtuous actions are but born and die. Stephen Harvey
  • Chance favors those in motion. James H. Austin
  • Christian action should be defined as an action of God mediated through a person. ARCHBISHOP ANTHONY BLOOM (1914– )
  • Develop your willpower so that you can make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not. Brian Tracy (Your Achievement Ezine - Issue No. 153)
  • Don't wait for mentors to seek you out. Don't ever wait for your phone calls to be returned, your letters to be answered, your faxes to be responded to. Keep going out and asking questions. Denis Waitley
  • Each of us must do massive right thinking, take massive right action and get massive right results, right here, right now. Mark Victor Hansen
  • Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers
  • For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been'. John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Get Real is about you and the things you do and the things you think about. Jeffrey Gitomer
  • I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street. Ben Nicholas
  • Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. Brendan Francis
  • It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem. Coretta Scott King
  • It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, "What are we busy about"? Henry David Thoreau
  • It's a strange thing, you have said it thousands of times I am sure...you will never know what you can do until you try. However the sad truth is, that most people never try anything until they know they can do it. Bob Proctor
  • It's the little things you do that can make a big difference. What are you attempting to accomplish? What little thing can you do today that will make you more effective? You are probably only one step away from greatness. Bob Proctor
  • Knowledge might be power, but only when you take action. Richard Keeves
  • Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny. Don Sutton
  • Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference. Mark Victor Hansen
  • One that would have the fruit must climb the tree Thomas Fuller
  • People who want to retire so they can sit under a coconut tree watching the grass grow baffle me. We were created for meaningful work, and one of life's greatest pleasures is the satisfaction of a job well done. John Maxwell
  • Stop rationalizing, stop stewing. Get up out of your chair and start doing. Denis Waitley
  • Stop stewing and start doing! Denis Waitley
  • Success is dependent upon the glands--sweat glands. Zig Ziglar
  • Take action every day - some small dose at a time. Jeffrey Gitomer
  • The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. Richard Cushing
  • The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. Jim Rohn
  • The finest eloquence is that which gets things done. David Lloyd George
  • The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. Amelia Earhart
  • The most drastic and usually the most effective remedy for fear is direct action. William Burnham
  • The only person who never makes mistakes is the person who never does anything. Denis Waitley
  • The path to success is to take massive, determined action. Anthony Robbins
  • The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure thing boat never gets far from shore. Dale Carnegie
  • The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. Norman Schwarzkopf
  • There never was a winner, who wasn't a beginner. Denis Waitley
  • There should be balance in all our actions; to be either extreme or lukewarm is equally bad. Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say. Rene Descartes
  • What we think or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. John Ruskin
  • When the heart is right, the feet are swift. THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743–1826)
  • Without constant activity, the threats of life will soon overwhelm the values. Jim Rohn
  • You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you'll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless. Caroline Myss
  • You miss 100% of the shots you never take. Wayne Gretsky
  • You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor. Jim Rohn
  • A lot of church members who are singing "Standing on the Promises" are just sitting on the premises.
  • Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise. Harvey Mackay
  • Don't wait for your "ship to come in" and feel angry and cheated when it doesn't. Get going with something small. Irene Kassorla
  • Once someone loses belief in his ability to achieve something, he loses the drive to attempt it.
  • Where belief is painful, we are slow to believe. Ovid

Friday, November 01, 2013

Connection Quotes

Quotes about Connection

  • One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. Gaston Bachelard 
  • When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world we lose connection with one another and ourselves. Jack Kornfield
  • Jesus understood the connection between prayer and power. Brian Zahnd
  • My connection to God allows me to create all the good in my live.
  • My main job is to remain connected to God. John Ortberg
  • Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. Conrad Hilton
  • We have this unspoken connection. We see each other, lock eyes, smile that one certain smile that means nothing to anyone else, but the world to us, and keep going on. Life goes on, but our love remains.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Alliance Quotes

Quotes about Alliance
  • Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them. 



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Maturity Quotes

Quotes about Maturity
Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values. -- Joshua L. Liebman

Articles:
MATURITY IS THE RESULT OF LEARNING TO FEED THE RIGHT EMOTIONS
MATURITY—THE VALUE OF LEARNING

Monday, October 28, 2013

Hardship Quotes

Quotes about Hardship

  • I have felt pain, I have endured hardship, I have suffered loss of loved ones and I have memories I want to forget. However, these things have made me stronger and today I face the world with a smile, because I know things will always get better and those who love me will always be there for me.
  • There are very few certainties that touch us all in this mortal experience, but one of the absolutes is that we will experience hardship and stress at some point.
  • “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ― Haruki Murakami
  • “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
  • “The most beautiful people I've known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  • “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” – Randy Pausch
  • “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” - Zig Ziglar 
  • “Adversity is like a strong wind. I don't mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.” ― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
  • “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Moliere
  • “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ― Thomas A. Edison
  • “I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  • “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” – Joel Osteen


More on hardship
TOP 10 QUOTES ON OVERCOMING HARDSHIPS

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Authority Quotes

Quotes about Authority

  • A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.
  • Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. Albert Einstein (1879-1955); physicist and mathematician.
  • Real authority is the power to serve. Dick McMullen
  • If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority. Yugoslavian Proverb

The above one is for "Boss's Day"

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Experience Quotes

Quotes about Experience

  • Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. Laurence Olivier (1907-1989), British actor
  • Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time. Greg LeMond
  • Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Experience makes us see an enormous difference between piety and goodness. Blaise Pascal
  • The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 - 1527); Italian politician and writer.
  • A moment's insight is sometimes worth a lifetime’s experience. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841–1935), American jurist
  • Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde
  • Experience teaches us that there is a small but important difference between keeping your chin up and sticking your neck out.
Good Articles:
KEEP THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE ON BAD EXPERIENCES

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Focus Quotes

Quotes about Focus
  • By staying focused and flexible, you will meet and exceed your major life-forming goals. Success is not a resting-place - it is a launching pad. -- Denis Waitley
  • Concentrate your powers. Identify what you are particularly good at doing and do more of it.  -- Brian Tracy
  • Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader. -- Paul J. Meyer
  • Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. -- Buddha
  • Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend you energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. -- Denis Waitley
  • Emphasize everything and you emphasize nothing. -- Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Every great human achievement is preceded by extended periods of dedicated, concentrated effort. -- Brian Tracy
  • Focused mind power is one of the strongest forces on earth. -- Mark Victor Hansen
  • Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of attention. -- Jim Rohn
  • I think that fortune watcheth o'er our lives, surer than we. But well said: he who strives will find his goals strive for him equally. -- Euripides
  • If you concentrate on the present, you eliminate what happened yesterday and any apprehension of what may happen tomorrow. -- Denis Waitley
  • If you would be rich, you will be rich; if you would be good, you will be good; if you would be learned, you will be learned. But wish for one thing exclusively, and don't at the same time wish for a hundred other incompatible things just as strongly. -- William James
  • It takes about twenty years, to make an overnight success. -- Denis Waitley
  • It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles. -- Claude M. Bristol


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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Religion Quotes

Quotes about Religion
  • "While we are zealously performing the duties of good Citizens and soldiers we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of Religion. To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian." --George Washington
  • "The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God." --John Adams
  • "May every citizen ... have a proper sense of the Deity upon his mind and an impression of the declaration recorded in the Bible, 'Him that honoreth Me I will honor, but he that despiseth Me shall be lightly esteemed.'" --Samuel Adams
  • "This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins." --Benjamin Franklin
  • "The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it." --James Madison
  • "The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among parchments and musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the Hand of Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power." --Alexander Hamilton
  • Daniel Webster    ---  If religious books are not widely circulated among the masses in this country, I do not know what is going to become of us as a nation. If truth be not diffused, error will be; If God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendancy, If the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will; If the power of the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will reign without mitigation or end. (Earliest source, for a small part of this, is Essays, moral and religious, by Edward Thomson and Davis Wasgatt Clark, 1856, p. 213; the earliest version of the full wording appears to be in A dictionary of thoughts: being a cyclopedia of laconic quotations, 1891, p. 49).

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Attitude Quotes

Quotes about Attitude
  • I have learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.
  • A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright
  • What we see depends mainly on what we look for.  — John Lubbock
  • There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me.' - Andre Gide
  • It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. — Anonymous
  • Pessimism wilts everything around it.  - Michael Levine
  • Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are. - Claude M. Bristol
  • 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
  • Every day is a day to have a positive attitude. Smile and keep positive regardless of the circumstances that attempt to beat you down. unknown
  • I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort. Elizabeth T. King
  • Men are disturbed, not by the things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen. Epictetus
  • Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do. But I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there. Venus Williams US tennis champion
  • To move ahead you need to believe in yourself...have conviction in your beliefs and the confidence to execute those beliefs. Adlin Sinclair 
  • "A great attitude does much more than turn on the light in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before we changed." -- Earl Nightingale
  • "A positive attitude is perhaps more important at home than anywhere else. As spouses and parents, one of our most vital roles is to help those we love feel good about themselves." -- Keith Harrell
  • "We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions." -- Stephen Covey
  • "…look at that word blame. It's just a coincidence that the last two letters spell the word me. But that coincidence is worth thinking about. Other people or unfortunate circumstances may have caused you to feel pain, but only you control whether you allow that pain to go on. If you want those feelings to go away, you have to say: 'It's up to me.'" -- Arthur Freeman
  • "Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be." -- Harvey Mackay
  • "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." -- Lou Holtz
  • "Arrogant people are fearful people. The more arrogant, the more fearful. In truth, arrogant people are fragile." --Dr. Theodore Rubin
  • "I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort." -- Elizabeth T. King
  • "If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." -- Maya Angelou
  • "If you envy successful people, you create a negative force field of attraction that repels you from ever doing the things that you need to do to be successful. If you admire successful people, you create a positive force field of attraction that draws you toward becoming more and more like the kinds of people that you want to be." -- Brian Tracy
  • "If you think you can, you can.  And if you think you can't, you're right."  --Mary Kay Ash
  • "Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." -- Zig Ziglar
  • "Some folks go through life pleased that the glass is half full. Other spend a lifetime lamenting that it's half-empty. The truth is: There is a glass with a certain volume of liquid in it. From there, it's up to you!" -- Dr. James S. Vuocolo
  • "Watch you manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful." -- Norman Vincent Peale
  • "When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves."   - William Arthur Ward
  • "You can't always change your situation, but you can always change your attitude." -- Larry Hargraves
  • "Your attitude determines your altitude!" -- Denis Waitley
  • Attitude: It is our best friend or our worst enemy. -- John C. Maxwell Leadership expert
  • You cannot be fueled by bitterness. It can eat you up but it cannot drive you. -- Benazir Bhutto Prime minister of Pakistan

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Exhortation Quotes

Quotes about Exhortation

  • Exhortation without explanation leads to frustration. Whenever we exhort people to do something, we are responsible to explain exactly how to do it.

Bible Verses about Exhortation


Patience Quotes

Quotes about Patience


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Decision Quotes

Quotes about Decisions
  • Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move. Paulo Coelho 
  • Children do what feels good; adults devise a plan and follow it. Dave Ramsey
  • A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. Jean de La Fontaine



Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Impact Quotes

Quotes about Impact
  • The Gospel is a universal language that crosses the barriers of time to impact the lives of ordinary people. Michelle Jones 
  • You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee. John Holcomb 
  • The sermons that have the biggest impact on us are those that we preach to ourselves on between the lines of whatever is being said from.. The pulpit. Frederick Buechner
  • If you want to achieve widespread impact and lasting value, be bold. Howard Schultz

Anger Quotes

Quotes about Anger

  • Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain
  • Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
  • Anger is a prelude to courage. Eric Hoffer
  • Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly - hurt, bitterness, grief and, most of all, fear. Joan Rivers, Still Talking (Reader's Digest, July 1993)
  • Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.  - Seneca
  • He who angers you conquers you. Elizabeth Kenny (1886-1952) Nurse
  • He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger. Japanese proverb
  • Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,  Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. William Congreve, "The Mourning Bride"
  • How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. Marcus Aurelius
  • I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. Frances Willard (1839-1898) Educator
  • If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. Chinese Proverb
  • Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice. Stanley Horowitz
  • One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end. William Butler Yeats, W. B. Yeats Memoirs
  • Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Carrie Fisher
  • Someone has said, "He is a real match head"
  • Speak when you're angry--and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. Henry Ward Beecher
  • The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough. Bede Jarrett, The House of Gold
  • It is far easier to leave angry words unspoken than to mend the heart those words have broken.  Author Unknown
  • Forgo your anger for a moment and save yourself a hundred days of trouble.  — Chinese proverb
  • Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him. Epictetus (55-135 AD) Greek Philosopher
  • Anger is a prelude to courage. Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
  • Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret. Laurence J. Peter
  • If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size? Sydney J. Harris
  • Remember, every minute spent angry, is sixty seconds of happiness wasted.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Blessings Quotes

Quotes about Blessings
  • Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) English Novelist 
  • I am too blessed to be stressed!
  • May the road rise to meet you May the wind be always at your back And until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Irish blessing
  • Men are slower to recognize blessings than evils. Livy
  • An attitude of gratitude creates blessings. Sir John Templeton
  • Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. W.T. Purkiser
  • Especially when it comes to difficulties and struggles, Blessing is found on the other side of obedience.
  • Even when you feel as though things aren't going well in your life, you have reasons to be grateful. Today, take time to appreciate the gift of life and all its wonders. Count your blessings and cherish what you have.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Courage Quotes

Quotes about Courage
  • It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.  --John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756

  • Anger is a prelude to courage. Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
  • Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.
  • Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. Dan Rather
  • Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. unknown
  • Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon
  • Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow. Alice Mackenzie Swaim
  • Courage is taking a step forward into an area of difficulty without a solution in mind, trusting that whatever help you need will become available. unknown
  • Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death. Earl Wilson
  • Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. Clare Booth Luce (1903 - 1987)
  • Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things. Amelia Earhart
  • Courage is very important. Life a muscle, it is strengthened by use. Ruth Gordon
  • Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success. Alonzo Newton Benn
  • Don't forget to pack your courage for your journey to greatness. Dave Weinbaum
  • Every man has an obscure respect for courage in others, especially if it is moral courage, the rarest and most difficult sort of bravery... It makes the very brute understand that this man is more than a man. Passage from Life of Christ 
  • For those who are on the downside of advantage, and relying solely on courage- there is hope. Russell Crowe
  • Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength. Anonymous
  • Have the courage to act instead of react. Earlene Larson Jenks
  • Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition - they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Steve Jobs
  • He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali
  • I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face...I say to myself, I've lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along. Eleanor Roosevelt 
  • If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. David Viscott
  • It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • It takes courage to show your dreams to someone else. Erma Bombeck
  • It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscle.
  • It takes strength to stand alone; It takes courage to lean on others. unknown
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin (1903 - 1977)
  • Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide
  • Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. Brendan Francis [Behan] (1923-1964) Irish Author
  • Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessing of heaven. G. C. Lichtenberg
  • Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. Nicholas Murray Butler
  • Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. Mary Tyler Moore 
  • Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. George Sheehan
  • The most effective way to ensure the value of the future is to confront the present courageously and constructively. Rollo Way
  • The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. Mignon McLaughlin,
  • The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright
  • To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life. T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American Poet
  • Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement. Grover Cleveland
  • We learn to fly not by becoming fearless, But by the daily practice of courage. Sam Keen
  • What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Vincent Van Gogh
  • Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882, Poet and Essayist
  • Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. James Lane Allen (1849-1925) American Author
  • You can't test courage cautiously. Annie Dillard
  • You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. unknown
  • You gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. You must do that which we think we cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • You learn you can do your best even when its hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage. Joe Namath
  • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.   — Winston Churchill
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.   — Anais Nin
  • Sometimes our best is simply not enough.... We have to do what is required. ~ Sir Winston Churchill