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"A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to a town gossip."
 Billy Graham

"The Christian life is not a way 'out', but a way 'through' life."
 Billy Graham

"Philosophy makes us wiser, but Christianity makes us better men."
 Henry Fielding

"It is not the criminal things which are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and shameful."
 Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Living with a conscience is liking driving a car with the brakes on."
 Budd Schulberg

"The advantage of having a bad memory is that you can enjoy the same good things for the first time several times."
 Friedrich Nietzsche

"Success is getting what you want, and happiness is wanting what you get."
 Dave Gardner

"Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few."
 Benjamin Disraeli

"You'll never be what you ought to be until you're doing what you ought to be doing."

"Some people dream of doing great things; others wake up and actually do them."

"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."
 Maya Angelou

"Nothing you have ever done has shocked God for He knew what He was getting when He called you."
 Bob Gass

"I've realised that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."
 Maya Angelou

"Life is mostly froth and bubble; two things stand like stone: Kindness in another's trouble, courage in our own. "
 A L Gordon

"Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools."
 G Chapman

"The more one comes to know men, the more one admires the dog."

"To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old."
 O W Holmes

"The way to get to the top is to get off your bottom."

"Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins."
 Langdon Mitchell

"Middle age is when you've met so many people, that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else."
 Ogden Nash

"Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other, to let her have it."
 Lyndon B Johnson

"Your friend is the man who knows all about you and still likes you."
 Elbert Hubbard

"The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary."
 Vidal Sassoon

"Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid."
 Harlan Miller

"The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down."
 T S Eliot

"God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars."
 Elbert Hubbard

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
 Benjamin Franklin

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."
 Woodrow Wilson

"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?"
 George Eliot

"It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong."
 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Only those who never step never stumble."
 Rd Paul Evans

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."
 Eleanor Roosevelt

"Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase."
 Martin Luther King Jnr

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within."
 Anna Freud

"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
 Edmund Hillary

"The tide turns at low water as well as at high."
 Havelock Ellis

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
 A A Milne

"The past cannot be changed; the future is yet in your power."
 Hugh White

"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."

"If you have a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail."
 Friedrich Nietzsche

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."
 John Wooden

"Take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves."
 Lord Chesterfield

"All who joy would win must share it - happiness was born a twin. "
 Lord Byron

"To err is human but it feels divine."

"What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?"
 John Green

"Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"
 L M Montgomery

"It's actions, not words, that matter."
 Nicholas Sparks

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible". "
 Audrey Hepburn

"Without the dark, we'd never see the stars."
 Stephanie Meyer

"We do not understand much of anything . . we have a wilderness of mystery to make our way through in the centuries ahead."
 Dr Lewis Thomas

"Some men see things as they are and say, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and say, 'Why not?'"
 George Bernard Shaw

"If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything."
 Marva Collins

"To love what you do and feel that it matters - what could be more fun?"
 Katherine Graham

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty."
 Henry Ford

"You have to accept whatever comes along, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give."
 Eleanor Roosevelt

"There's no such thing as bad weather. Only wrong clothes."
 Sigmund Freud

"We are all in favour of change as long as it doesn't make any difference."

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me.""
 Erma Bombeck

"Don't let the best you have done so far be the standard for the rest of your life."
 Gustavus F Swift

"He can who thinks he can. And he can't who thinks he can't. This is an indisputable law. "
 Henry Ford

"In England we have come to rely on a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something out to be done and serious attempt to do it."
 H G Wells

"When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it."
 Edgar Howe

"Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it."
 Samuel Butler

"Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."
 Jn Wooden

"If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."
 Abraham Maslow

"If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person."
 Wm J Clinton

"It wouldn't do some of us any harm to set out clearly what we can do for God in return for what he has done for us."
 Adrain Plass

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."

"Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain."
 Robt A Cook

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
 Wm Arthur Ward

"A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work."
 John Lubbock

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
 John F Kennedy

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be silent if no birds sang there except those that sang the best."
 Henry van Dyke

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are oten stiffened."
 Billy Graham

"Even if your on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
 Will Rogers

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
 Wm Arthur Ward

"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would truly astound ourselves."
 Thomas Edison

"For more than five years I maintained myself thus solely by the labour of my hands, and I found that by working about six weeks in a year, I could meet all the expenses of my living."
 Henry David Thoreau

"I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors."
 Henry David Thoreau

"If a man does not keep pace with his comanions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."
 Henry David Thoreau

"When you educate a man, you educate an individual; when you educate a woman, you educate a family."
 Chas D McIver

"I haven't failed. I've found ten thousand ways that don't work."
 Thomas Edison

"Your beliefs become your thoughts; your thoughts become your words; your words become your actions; your actions become your habits; your habits become your values; your values become your destiny."
 Mahatma Gandhi

"Peace: it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."

"It's really nice to wake up in the morning realising God has given you another day to live."

"True affluence is not needing anything."
 Gary Snyder

"Never worry as long as you can pray. When you can't pray, you'd better start to worry, for then you have something to worry about!"

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length."
 Robert Frost

"Faith is the staff that will support you over the rockiest terrain."
 Joan Walsh Anglund

"When the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He marks, not that you won or lost, but how you played the game. "
 Grantland Rice

"When the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He marks, not that you won or lost, but how you played the game. "
 Grantland Rice

"Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."
 David Lloyd George

"If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody."
 Malcolm Bane

"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
 Mark Twain

"Newspapers are still credible, provided you read between the lines."

"We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes."
 John F Kennedy

"Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it."

"It's a funny thing about life. If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
 Somerset Maughan

"We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it."
 George Bernard Shaw

"Your strength lies in your Hope. Your salvation lies in your Faith."
 Joan Walsh Anglund

"We dwell in shadow or in sunlight . . . according to our belief."
 Joan Walsh Anglund

"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end."
 Ursula K. Le Guin

"It's difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
 Robert Goddard

"Our deepest fear is of coming and going and nobody knowing."

"Life is in the living. Love is in the giving."
 Joan Walsh Anglund

"The best way to help yourself is to help someone else."
 Joan Walsh Anglund

"The true neighbour will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others."
 Martin Luther King Jnr

"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people."
 Martin Luther King Jnr

"What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do."
 John Ruskin

"All worthwhile men have good thoughts, good ideas and good intentions, but precious few of them ever translate those into action."
 John Hancock

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."
 Arthur Ashe

"Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned."
 Peter Marshall

"Go for it now. The future is promised to no one."
 Wayne W. Dyer

"I've always found that the poorer the places that I go, the more smiles I see, and the more happiness I see."
 Michael Franti

"One of the keys to happiness is a real bad memory."
 Rita Mae Brown

"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."
 Sydney J Harris

"Things turn of best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
 Art Linkletter

"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. "
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now."
 Joan Baez

"Rogues are preferable to fools as rogues occasionally take the day off."
 Alexander Dumas

"Success is never certain. Failure is never final."
 Robert H Schuller

"We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't."
 Frank Clark

"None are so empty as those who are full of themselves."
 Benjamin Whichcote

"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time."
 Dean Acheson

"History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen."
 Enoch Powell

"Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression."
 Dodie Smith

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."
 C Northcote Parkinson

"Argument is the worst sort of conversation."
 Jonathan Swift

"There are two ways to get enough. One is to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less and less."
 G. K. Chesterton

"Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now."
 Charlotte Gilman

"Your faith is what you believe, not what you know."
 John Lancaster Spalding

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."
 John Wooden

"There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, And that is to have a clear conscience or none at all."
 Ogden Nash

"The wise man does not lay up treasure. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own."

"God never imposes a duty without giving time to do it."
 John Ruskin

"O Lord, if there is a Lord, save my soul, if I have a soul. "
 Ernest Renan

"Some of us learn from other people's mistakes; the rest of us have to be the other people."
 Barbara Johnson

"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative."
 Robert Collier

"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parenets."
 Jane D Hull

"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness."
 Charles Spurgeon

"A man may well be condemned, not for doing something, but for doing nothing."
 William Barclay

"Lord, let me not live to be useless."
 John Wesley

"Happiness consists in activity - it is a running stream, not a stagnant pool."
 John Mason Good

"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work."
 Robert Frost

"God has given us two hands - one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing."
 Billy Graham

"I shall pass through this world but once; any good things, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, or dumb animal. let me do it now. Let me not deter it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
 John Galsworthy

"God's plan made a hopeful beginning, but man spoiled his chances by sinning, We trust that the story will end in God's glory, But at present, the other side's winning."

"I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, But God declared "Go down again - I dwell among the people"."
 John Henry Newman

"We gave grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount."
 General Omar Bradley

"God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other."
 Reinhold Niebuhr

"Did you ever think how much labour went into inventing a labour-saving device?"

"Trust in God - and do something."
 Mary Lyon

"Creative thinking may simply mean the realization that there is no particular virtue in doing things the way they have always been done."
 Rudolph Flesch

"Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact."
 Norman Vincent Peale

"When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred."
 Thomas Jefferson

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
 Mark Twain

"What we learn after we know it all, is what counts."

"O Lord, please fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff, and nudge me when I've said enough."

"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence."
 Michael O'Brien

"It has been said that the only thing we learn from history is that we do not learn."

"You can learn good manners from the bad manners of others,"

"The graveyards are full of indispensable men."
 Charles de Gaulle

"We ought to hear at least one little song every day, read a good poem, see a first-rate painting, and if possible speak a few sensible words."
 Johann Von Goethe

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
 John Wooden

"It's great to work with somebody who wants to do things differently."
 Keith Bellows

"It takes twenty years to make an overnight successs."

"The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, the optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty."
 L P Jacks

"When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."
 Helen Keller

"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else."
 Sir James Barrie

"Brand new ideas are rare; good new ideas are even rarer."

"First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst."
 Dale Carnegie

"Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can't afford to lose."
 Thomas Edison

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials."
 Lin Yutang

"No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there."
 Norman Vincent Peale

"Most people like hard work. Particularly when they are paying for it."
 Franklin P Jones

"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."
 James Crook

"Getting something done is an accomplishment; getting something done right is an achievement."

"Far and away the best prize tht life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
 Theodore Roosevelt

"Ladder of Achievement: 100% - I did. 90% will. 80% I can. 70% I think I can. 60% I might. 50% I think I might. 40% What is it? 30% I wish I could. 20% I don't know how. 10% I can't. 0% I won't."

"The only thing that keeps a man going is energy. And what is energy but liking life? "
 Louis Auchincloss

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
 Thomas Edison

"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving."
 Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it."
 Benjamin Franklin

"Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks and courage."
 Charles Luckman

"Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way."
 Booker T Washington

"The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."
 Robert Frost

"We have to learn to be our own best friends, because we fall too easily into the trap of being our worst enemies."
 Roderick Thorp

"It is neither wealth nor splendour, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness."
 Thomas Jefferson

"To fill the hour - that is happiness..."
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."
 Oscar Wilde

"Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you."
 Aldous Huxley

"If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything."
 Mrs Ernest Hemingway

"Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them."
 Adlai Stevenson

"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way."
 Dale Carnegie

"We should take from the past its fires and not its ashes."
 Jean Juares

"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining."
 John F Kennedy

"Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves."
 William Hazlett

"Peace of mind is attained not by ignoring problems, but by solving them."
 Raymond Hull

"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give."
 Winston Churchill

"I had the feeling of being crushed under a rock till I could see only one crack of light, and that was the love of God. "
 Gerald Priestland

"Most starvation in the modern world is caused by corrupt or inefficient government, by unfair trading or by war."
 John Young

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."
 Ronald Reagan

"It is by acts and not by ideas that people live."
 Anatole France

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."
 Eleanor Roosevelt

"There is so much for us all to forgive that we shall never get it done without putting in a lot of practice."
 J Neville Ward

"The existence of the Bible is the greatest blessing which humanity ever experienced."
 Immanuel Kant

"A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know."
 Laurence J Peter

"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world."
 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him."
 Leo Aikman

"Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it."

"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
 Howard Ruff

"All endeavour calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil."
 Henry David Thoreau

"The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is."
 Robert H Schuller

"What appears to be the end of the road may simply be a bend in the road."
 Robert H Schuller

"All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it."
 Thomas a Kempis

"Do not worry about avoiding tempation. As you grow older it will avoid you."
 Joey Adams

"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines."
 Robert H Schuller

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
 Harriet Beecher Stowe

"There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy."
 Joyce Grenfell

"It's not the world that's got so much worse but the news coverage that's got so much better."
 G. K. Chesterton

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
 H G Wells

"For every person wishing to teach, there are thirty not wanting to be taught."

"Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing is knowing when to forgo an advantage."

"A government who robs Peter to pay Paul will always get the support of Paul."

"If you can't be grateful for what you have got, be grateful for what you have not got."

"In all ages hypocrites called priests have put crowns on the heads of thieves called kings."

"The only thing we learn from history is that we don't learn."

"We crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for yesterday and fear for tomorrow."
 Bertrand Russell

"Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography."
 Evelyn Waugh

"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be."
 Robert Browning

"After a long life I have come to the conclusion that when all the Establishment is united it is always wrong."
 Harold Macmillan

"Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated."
 G. K. Chesterton

"If you want my final opinion on the mystery of life and all that, I can give it to you in a nutshell. The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe."
 Peter De Vries

"The atom bomb has changed everything except our thinking - thus we are drifting towards catastrophe."
 Albert Einstein

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
 Douglas Adams

"Religion is a good invention in times of stress."
 George Bernard Shaw

"I grumbled because I had no shoes - until I saw a man who had no feet."

"My sad conviction is that people can only agree about what they're not really interested in."
 Bertrand Russell

"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them."
 George Bernard Shaw

"What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance."
 Henry Havelock Ellis

"As a white candle in a holy place, so is the beauty of an aged face."
 Joseph Campbell

"What the world most needs today are negative virtues - not minding people, not being huffy, touchy, irritable or revengeful."
 E.M. Forster

"I did not say history was bunk. It was bunk to me . . I did not need it very bad."
 Henry Ford

"The average man is always waiting for something to happen to him instead of setting to work to make things happen."
 A A Milne

"If you want the last word in an argument say: "I expect you're right"."

"Failure is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street."

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried."
 G. K. Chesterton

"We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon."
 Jimmy Carter

"Sometimes you can see things happen right in front of your eyes and still jump to the wrong conclusion."
 Jodi Picoult

"It is easier to judge a person's mental capacity by their questions than by their answers."

"To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent."
 Robert Copeland

"Some things have to be believed to be seen."
 Ralph Hodgson

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."
 Jules Renard

"Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned."
 Dalai Lama

"This is my story: this morning I will live, I will learn, I will grow, I will help."
 Leerah Kay

"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong."
 Bertrand Russell

"A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory."

"Only dead fish go with the flow."

"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously."
 Hubert H. Humphrey

"If you do not say it, they can't repeat it."

"Contrary to what you may tell yourself, you have all the time in the world to do whatever you choose."
 Paul Wilson

"I thought I was wrong once, but it turns out I was mistaken."

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seed that you plant."

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time."
 Barack Obama

"Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most."
 Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people."
 George Bernard Shaw

"An error is not a mistake until you refuse to correct it. "
 John F Kennedy

"Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done."
 James Ling

"You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have the facts you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on."
 Harry S. Truman

"When we do good, no one remembers. When we do bad, no one forgets."

"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them."
 Dalai Lama

"The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it."
 Franklin P Jones

"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."
 Hector Berlioz

"I don't believe make-up and the right hairstyle alone can make a woman beautiful. The most radiant woman in the room is the one full of life and experience."
 Sharon Stone

"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?"
 George Carlin

"The time to begin most things is 10 years ago."
 Mignon McLaughlin

"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it."
 Wm Durant

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."
 John Burroughs

"There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on earth."
 CS Lewis

"In the best prophecies 60% is man, 40% is God. In the usual prophecies 90% is man, 10% is God."
 Fr. John Harper

"You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned."
 Fay Weldon

"No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century."
 Mark Twain

"You see things; and you say,'Why?'. But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'."
 George Bernard Shaw

"It takes about ten years to get used to how old you are."

"There is nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitor."
 Frank Clark

"God's trustiest lieutenants often lack official credentials. They may be professed atheists who are also men of honour and high public spirit."
 George Bernard Shaw

"The apple was the first fruit of the world according to Genesis, but it was no Cox's Orange Pippin. God gave the crab apple and left the rest to man."
 Jane Grigson

"You can learn more about human nature by reading the Bible than by living in New York."
 Wm Lyon Phelps

"He that bestows his goods upon the poor, shall have as much again, and ten times more."
 John Bunyan

"America is God's Crucible, the great Melting Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and reforming! God is making the American."
 Israel Zangwill

"Past is past and we must live the present to survive the future."
 Martin Ducavne

"The world judges by the decisions we make, never does it see the options we had to choose from."

"One thing only has been lent to youth and age in common - discontent."
 Matthew Arnold

"There will always be a reason why you meet people, either you need them to change your life or you're the one that will change theirs."

"If your presence doesn't make an impact your absence won't make a difference."

"When I am dead, I hope it may be said: 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'."
 Hilaire Belloc

"Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered."
 George Meredith

"Lost, yesterday, somewhere between Sunrise and Sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever."
 Horace Mann

"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time."
 Abraham Lincoln

"Our lives are books, each day a page. We can't erase what's been written, we can always write a better ending."

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."

"I always like to associate with a lot of priests because it makes me understand anti-clerical things so well."
 Hilaire Belloc

"My only solution for the problem of habitual accidents is for everybody to stay in bed all day. Even then, there is always the chance that you will fall out."
 Robert Benchley

"Retirement kills more people than hard work every did."

"Look up and not down. Look forward and not back. Look out and not in. Lend a hand."
 Edward Everett Hale

"The psychic scars caused by believing that you are ugly leave a permanent mark on your personality."
 Joan Rivers

"If you have made mistakes. . there is always another chance for you. . you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down but the staying down."
 Mary Pickford

"There is seldom any rational reason for having regrets about past deeds or events, because the past does not exist in any way other than in your memory."

"Any reflexologist will tell you that true relaxation begins at the feet. It seems obvious, but wearing comfortable shoes is nearly as relaxing as wearing no shoes at all."

"Most worries are future-based. They revolve around things that, in most cases, will never happen. Concentrate on the present and the future will take care of itself."

"The most important skill in staying calm is not to lose sleep over small issues. The second most important skill is to be able to view all issues as small issues."

"As harsh as it may sound, mixing with highly stressed people will make you feel stressed. On the other hand, mixing with calm people - even for the briefest period - will leave you feeling calm."

"When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there."

"If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen."
 Loretta Girzartis

"Someday everything will all make perfect sense, so for now laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that whatever happens, happens for a reason."

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
 John Wooden

"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't."
 Erica Mann Jong

"A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist."
 Franklin P Jones

"Pride said 'It's impossible'. Experience said 'It's risky'. Reason said 'It's pointless'. The heart whispered 'Give it a try'."

"Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up."
 Thomas A Edison

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."
 Albert Einstein

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
 Martin Luther King Jnr

"Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better."
 Jim Rohn

"The prettiest smile can hide the deepest secrets. The prettiest eyes have cried many tears. And the kindest hearts have felt the most pain."

"I'm a good enough person to forgive you, but I'm not stupid enough to trust you again."

"Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
 George Bernard Shaw

"Everyone has a purpose on this planet and you can find yours. Somebody out there needs you and is thankful that they know you."

"Happiness keeps you sweet. Trials keep you strong. Sorrow keeps you human. Failure keeps you humble. And God keeps you going."

"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction."
 George Lorimer

"England expects every man will do his duty."
 Horatio, Viscount Nelson

"Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose."
 Henry W. Longfellow

"Justice should not only be done, but manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done."
 Gordon Hewart

"Let us therefore brace ourselved to our duties, and so bear ourselved that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say: 'This was their finest hour.'"
 Winston Churchill

"You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side."
 Wm Ewart Gladstone

"The past sometimes can hurt, but you can either run away from it or learn from it."

"When someone tells you that you can't do something, you don't necessarily have to listen."

"It isn't always enough to be forgiven. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself."

"Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."

"The trying time for the Atheist is when he feels thankful but has nobody to thank."

"Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night."

"If Moses had been a committee the children of Israel would still be in Sinai."

"The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools."
 Doug Larson

"The difference between religion and spirituality - religion is for those who don't want to go to hell, spirituality is for those who have been."

"Build your castles in peace time, not when a war is about to start."

"Whatever you do, prior to the event, check your motives, listen to your conscience and then the next right thing."

"If you convey to a woman that something ought to be done, there is always a dreadful danger that she will suddenly do it."
 G. K. Chesterton

"I've never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a good person who worried much about his soul."
 J.B.S. Haldane

"As you get older three things happen; the first is you loose your memory - I can't remember the other two."

"Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows."

"When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking."

"When your ship comes in, take care you're not at the airport."

"People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they are lost."

"Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair."

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

"'I must do something' will solve more problems than 'Something must be done'."

"A good plan executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week."
 George S. Patton

"Burdens can either broaden your shoulders or break your back."

"We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. After that we expect them to educate our children."

"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."
 George E. Woodberry

"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong" Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night.""
 Sheila Taylor

"We learn something every day, and lots of times it's what we learned the day before that was wrong."

"One reason that history repeats itself is that so many people were not listening the first time."
 Margaret Hussey

"An angry person is seldom reasonable; a reasonable person is seldom angry."

"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young."
 Fred Astaire

"Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

"Executive ability is a talent for deciding something quickly and getting someone elso to do it."

"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done."
 Marie Curie

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