quotes November 18, 2010


“Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”
Chinese Proverb

The most important of life’s battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul”
David O. McKay

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”
William James
“In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”
Albert Schweitzer

“Honest hearts produce honest actions.”
Brigham Young
“If you truly want
honesty, don’t ask questions you don’t really want the answer to.”

Judge Ye Not

I dreamed that death came the other night
And heaven’s gate swung wide.
With kindly grace an angel
Ushered me inside.
And there to my astonishment
Stood folks I’d known on earth,
Some I’d judged and labeled
As “unfit” or of “little worth.”
Indignant words rose to my lips
But never were set free,
For on every face showed stunned surprise—
No one expected me!
Author Unknown

“If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.”
Andrew V Mason

“There are times when silence has the loudest voice.” 
Leroy Brownlow

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right,
he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.“
Charles Wadsworth
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he
believed in me.”
Jim Valvano
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” 
~Mark Twain

“Few wishes come true by themselves.”

June Smith
“It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.” ~
Barbara Kingsolver
“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” 
 ~Marion C. Garretty
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else”
Benjamin Franklin
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.”
Lauren Bacall
“Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
Elizabeth Browning

“He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate; He who loves, finds the door open.”
Rabindranath Tagore

Lauren Bacall

 “We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: The last of his freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

Viktor E. Frankl

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
Robert Collier 

Humor is the shortest distance between two people.
– Victor Borge
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.
– Doug Larson

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” 
Roy L. Smith

“This Christmas mend a quarrel.  Seek out a forgotten friend.  Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.  Write a letter.  Give a soft answer.  Encourage youth.  Manifest your loyalty in word and deed.  Keep a promise.  Forgo a grudge.  Forgive an enemy.  Apologize.  Try to understand.  Examine your demands on others.  Think first of someone else.  Be kind.  Be gentle.  Laugh a little more.  Express your gratitude.  Welcome a stranger.  Gladden the heart of a child.  Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.  Speak your love and then speak it again.”

Howard W Hunter
” Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. ”
~George Iles
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Do not forget little kindnesses, and do not remember small faults.”
 ~Chinese proverb
“Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”
~John Updike
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big
 ~Winston Churchill
“A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.”
– Bill Vaughan
If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. 
~Hamilton Fish
“It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.”
Barbara Kingsolver
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.  Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.”  “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply.  “We’re raising boys.” 
                                                                                                                               ~Harmon Killebrew

“For every minute of anger you lose 60 seconds of happiness.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions”

Albert Einstein

“Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married?
Barbara Streisand
Love cures peopleboth the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.”
Dr. Karl Menninger
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.  
Oprah Winfrey

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless, unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.
– Harlan Miller

 Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, “I’ll try again tomorrow.”

– Mary Ann Radmacher

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know when it will be too late.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When the world says, ‘Give up,’ Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.'”
“No matter how long the winter is, the spring is sure to follow.”

“We enjoy warmth because we have been cold.  We appreciate light because we have been in darkness.  By the same token, we can experience joy because we know the sorrow.” 

David L Weatherford

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ in not the falling down, but the staying  down.”
Mary Pickford