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"Christianity is a statement which, if false is of NO importance, and, if true, of INFINITE importance, The one thing it cannot be is moderately important."
"A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to a town gossip."
"Say what you like about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant truth that there are only ten of them."
"The Christian life is not a way 'out', but a way 'through' life."
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."
"Two things about the Christian religion must surely be clear to anybody with eyes in his head. One is that men cannot do without it; the other, that they cannot do with it as it is."
"Living with a conscience is liking driving a car with the brakes on."
"God made the country and man made the town."
"The advantage of having a bad memory is that you can enjoy the same good things for the first time several times."
"Better to get up late and be wide awake than to get up early and be asleep all day."
"Marriages are made in heaven. But so again, are thunder and lightning."
"Success is getting what you want, and happiness is wanting what you get."
"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."
"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent."
"Most of my friends seem to be either dead, extremely deaf or living on the wrong side of Kent."
"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."
"Every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug or just a friendly pat on the back."
"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."
"Nothing you have ever done has shocked God for He knew what He was getting when He
"If we pray, we will believe; if we believe we will love; if we love, we will serve."
"I've realised that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."
"Life is mostly froth and bubble; two things stand like stone:
Kindness in another's trouble, courage in our own.
"Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools."
"We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do."
"Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall not be disappointed."
"To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old."
"The world at its worst needs the church at its best."
"Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to."
"The way to get to the top is to get off your bottom."
"Behind every successful man stands a proud wife and surprised mother in law."
"Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins."
"Middle age is when you've met so many people, that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else."
"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."
"Your friend is the man who knows all about you and still likes you."
"Middle age is when your age starts to show around the middle."
"One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife."
"The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary."
"Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid."
"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."
"God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars."
"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."
"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?"
"It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong."
"If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it."
"Committees are a group of the unfit appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary."
"Men have a much better time of it than women; for one thing they marry later; for another thing they die earlier."
"Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting."
"Only those who never step never stumble."
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."
"Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase."
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within."
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
"The tide turns at low water as well as at high."
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
"Believe you can and you're half way there."
"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."
"If you have a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail."
"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."
"Take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves."
"All who joy would win must share it - happiness was born a twin.
"To err is human but it feels divine."
"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us."
"What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?"
"Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"
"It's actions, not words, that matter."
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible".
"We must remember that the test of our religious principles lies not just in what we say, not only in our prayers, not even in living blameless lives - but in what we do for others."
"Without the dark, we'd never see the stars."
"When we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask "How many good things have you done in your life?" rather he will ask "How much love did you put into what you did?""
"We do not understand much of anything . . we have a wilderness of mystery to make our way through in the centuries ahead."
"Some men see things as they are and say, 'Why?'
I dream of things that never were and say, 'Why not?'"
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
"When you educate a man you educate an individual; when you educate a woman, you educate a family."
"To love what you do and feel that it matters - what could be more fun?"
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty."
"To be content, look backward on those who possess less than yourself not forward to those who possess more."
"You have to accept whatever comes along, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give."
"We are all in favour of change as long as it doesn't make any difference."
"The world would be a much better place if everyone smiled more. So smile, be cheerful, and be joyous that God loves you."
"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.""
"Don't let the best you have done so far be the standard for the rest of your life."
"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why."
"He can who thinks he can. And he can't who thinks he can't. This is an indisputable law.
"We take the risk of turning to you, Father, because we know that not doing so is a much greater risk."
"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."
"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."
"Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it."
"Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."
"If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on."
"If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person."
"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."
"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."
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
"Thinking about repentance is often much tougher than actually doing it.
Won't it be good to feel clean again?"
"A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work."
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be silent if no birds sang there except those that sang the best."
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are oten stiffened."
"Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better."
"Even if your on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
"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."
"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."
"If a man does not keep pace with his comanions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."
"I haven't failed. I've found ten thousand ways that don't work."
"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."
"A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well."
"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have."
"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."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
"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."
"God loves us exactly as we are, and far too much to leave us as we are."
"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!"
"Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survivelong after your gold and good health have vanished."
"We must forgive the Past before we can be free to embrace the Future."
"Diplomacy is when you make your in-laws feel at home, when you wish they were."
"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.
"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.
"Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."
"An atheist is a man with no invisible means of support."
"If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody."
"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
"Newspapers are still credible, provided you read between the lines."
"We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes."
"It's a funny thing about life. If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
"A neighbour is a person who listens to you attentively, through a wall."
"Your strength lies in your Hope. Your salvation lies in your Faith."
"We dwell in shadow or in sunlight . . . according to our belief."
"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end."
"Our deepest fear is of coming and going and nobody knowing."
"Life is in the living. Love is in the giving."
"The true neighbour will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others."
"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."
"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."
"All worthwhile men have good thoughts, good ideas and good intentions, but precious few of them ever translate those into action."
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."
"Action may not bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action."
"Go for it now. The future is promised to no one."
"I've always found that the poorer the places that I go, the more smiles I see, and the more happiness I see."
"Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going."
"One of the keys to happiness is a real bad memory."
"The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well and doing well whatever you do."
"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."
"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."
"Don't carry a grudge. While you're carrying the grudge, the other guy's out dancing."
"Things turn of best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
"A great many people think they are thinking, when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."
"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."
"Success is never certain. Failure is never final."
"We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools."
"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time."
"Just about the time you think you can make both ends meet, somebody moves the ends."
"Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression."
"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."
"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."
"Argument is the worst sort of conversation."
"There are two ways to get enough. One is to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less and less."
"Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now."
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."
"If it were not for death there would be no urgency about religion."
"There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball,
And that is to have a clear conscience or none at all."
"Man is Creation's masterpiece: but who says so? Man."
"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."
"O Lord, if there is a Lord, save my soul, if I have a soul.
"Some of us learn from other people's mistakes; the rest of us have to be the other people."
"Behind every successful man is a surprised woman."
"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."
"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parenets."
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."
"A man may well be condemned, not for doing something, but for doing nothing."
"A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug."
"When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking."
"Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger."
"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."
"Lord, let me not live to be useless."
"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get."
"Happiness consists in activity - it is a running stream, not a stagnant pool."
"While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago."
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work."
"Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do."
"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."
"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."
"It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed."
"I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple,
But God declared "Go down again - I dwell among the people"."
"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realise that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days. "
"Women's rights became a movement because of man's wrongs."
"We gave grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount."
"Creative thinking may simply mean the realization that there is no particular virtue in doing things the way they have always been done."
"Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact."
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence."
"It has been said that the only thing we learn from history is that we do not learn."
"We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less."
"You can learn good manners from the bad manners of others,"
"The graveyards are full of indispensable men."
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
"Some people who are not paid what they are worth ought to be glad."
"It's great to work with somebody who wants to do things differently."
"It takes twenty years to make an overnight successs."
"The haves and the have-nots can often be traced back to the did and did-nots."
"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else."
"First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst."
"Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can't afford to lose."
"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."
"Most people like hard work. Particularly when they are paying for it."
"There's plenty room at the top, but there's no room to sit down."
"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."
"Lord, I confess I am not what I ought to be: but I thank you, Lord, that I'm not what I used to be."
"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."
"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."
"We do not stop playing because we are old. We grow old because we stop playing."
"The only thing that keeps a man going is energy. And what is energy but liking life?
"God gave us a world unfinished, so that we might share in the joys and satisfaction of creation."
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving."
"There's plenty of room at the top, but there's no room to sit down."
"Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realising that life is made up of little things."
"The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."
"We have to learn to be our own best friends, because we fall too easily into the trap of being our worst enemies."
"It is neither wealth nor splendour, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness."
"The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat."
"To fill the hour - that is happiness..."
"Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress."
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
"Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you."
"Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more."
"To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals."
"...In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy."
"Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers."
"Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed."
"The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry."
"God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how."
"We should take from the past its fires and not its ashes."
"Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves."
"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give."
"The poor long for riches, the rich long for heaven, but the wise long for a state of tranquillity."
"I dislike the intolerance and moralism of many Christians, and feel more sympathy with Honest Doubters than with them."
"The Good News is that God loved me long before I could have done anything to deserve it."
"Most starvation in the modern world is caused by corrupt or inefficient government, by unfair trading or by war."
"God always gives the best to those who leave the choice with him
"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."
"Failure is God's way of saying you're moving in the wrong direction."
"There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go."
"A little science is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal."
"It is by acts and not by ideas that people live."
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces I would still plant my apple tree."
"Contentment makes poor men rich, and discontent makes rich men poor."
"Adam said it was Eve's fault; Eve blamed the serpent, and the serpent hadn't a leg to stand on."
"Everyone can be discontented if he ignores his blessings and looks only at his burdens."
"Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose and frame your life with faith."
"If a person gets his attitude towards money straight it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life."
"If I were to say "God, why me?" about the bad things, then I should say "God why me?" about the good things that happen in my life."
"Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you."
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one."
"Yard by yard life is hard; inch by inch life's a cinch!"
"There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?"
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
"Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier."
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."
"Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on you."
"One day our life will flash before our eyes. Make sure it's worth watching."
"One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life."
"We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life."
"Life always offers you another chance. It's called tomorrow."
"Contentment often lodges more in cottages than palaces."
"We are all living a life of quiet desperation."
"If you find God, you find life: if you miss God you miss the whole point of living."
"To most of us the future seems unsure; but then it always has been; and we who have seen great changes must have great hopes."
"The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death."
"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
"If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old."
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
"A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know."
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is What are you doing for others?"
"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world."
"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. "
"Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other."
"All philosophy in two words - sustain and abstain."
"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it."
"Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life."
"Gambling is based on the assumption that if a man perseveres long enough his luck is bound to turn."
"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly Merry Christmas."
"Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings."
"All endeavour calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil."
"The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is."
"What appears to be the end of the road may simply be a bend in the road."
"All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it."
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
"Do not worry about avoiding tempation. As you grow older it will avoid you."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines."
"Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best."
"The longer I live the more I am convinced that the one thing worth living for and dying for is the privilege of making someone more happy and more useful."
"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."
"Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose."
"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
"No man is happy in the belief that life is at the mercy of blind chance."
"My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"
"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."
"There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy."
"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
"Happiness is a voyage, not a destination. There is no better time to be happy than NOW."
"A psychiatrist is the next man you start talking to after you start talking to yourself."
"It's not the world that's got so much worse but the news coverage that's got so much better."
"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
"One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up."
"The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity."
"I like the way you always manage to state the obvious with a sense of real discovery."
"For every person wishing to teach, there are thirty not wanting to be taught."
"Love is like the measles - all the worse when it comes late in life."
"Life is too short for men to take it seriously."
"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his political life."
"Retirement means twice as much husband on half as much money."
"The only thing I regret about my life is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner."
"Oh, isn't life a terrible thing, thank God?"
"Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing is knowing when to forgo an advantage."
"I am an unbeliever - but sometimes I have doubts."
"If you can't be grateful for what you have got, be grateful for what you have not got."
"We never know what is enough - until we have had more than enough."
"In all ages hypocrites called priests have put crowns on the heads of thieves called kings."
"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do."
"We are here for a short time - let's get all the laughter we can."
"We spend the first half of our life collecting things and the second half trying to get rid of them."
"We crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for yesterday and fear for tomorrow."
"Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography."
"One of the minor pleasures of life is to be slightly ill."
"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be."
"Marriage is an attempt to turn a night owl into a homing pigeon."
"A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognised."
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."
"Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile."
"After a long life I have come to the conclusion that when all the Establishment is united it is always wrong."
"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."
"I grumbled because I had no shoes - until I saw a man who had no feet."
"Once made equal to men - women become their superiors."
"If my doctor told me I only had six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster."
"When people are least sure, they are often most dogmatic."
"He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed."
"There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life."
"If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don't run you've already lost."
"May you live in such a way that your death is just the beginning of your life."
"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction."
"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."
"Look at a day when you were supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've got it done."
"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people."
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."
"Happiness is waking up, looking at the clock and finding you still have two hours left to sleep."
"As a white candle in a holy place, so is the beauty of an aged face."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon."
"What the world most needs today are negative virtues - not minding people, not being huffy, touchy, irritable or revengeful."
"Don't criticise too quickly. Even a clock that doesn't work is right twice a day."
"A man is not complete until he is married - then he is finished."
"Failure is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street."
"Every Christian occupies some kind of pulpit and preaches some kind of sermon every day."
"One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness - it is usually returned."
"Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday."
"Faith is not so much something we believe; faith is something we live."
"We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon."
"In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured."
"It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your job."
"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
"Tomorrow is one of the greatest labour-saving devices of today"
"In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these."
"Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile."
"I'd rather live my life assuming there is a God, only to find out that there isn't, than to live my whole life assuming there isn't a God, only to find out that there is."
"A bachelor is a man who has missed the opportunity to make some woman miserable."
"Woman was God's second mistake."
"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."
"This is my story: this morning I will live, I will learn, I will grow, I will help."
"The life of the farmer has its compensations but it has always been one of hardship."
"Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once."
"Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it."
"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action."
"There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
"For some activities in life, there are no prizes for perseverance."
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
"If it weren't for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all."
"People read the Bible more as they get older - they are cramming for the finals."
"Marriage is not a lottery - you get a chance in a lottery."
"There is little doubt that those who get the most from life are those who look for the wonder in even the smallest things they do."
"I intend to live for ever. So far so good."
"If you can overlook the small issues of life, and concentrate on the important ones, you will be much closer to calm."
"Put aside a certain amount of time each day, at the same time each day, which you devote to sorting out your worries."
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
"Man wants but little; nor that little, long."
"The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world."
"When I say that I know women, I mean I know that I don't know them. Every single woman I ever knew is a puzzle to me, as, I have no dount, she is to herself."
"By the time a man gets well into the seventies his continued existence is a mere miracle."
"Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most."
"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know."
"An error is not a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
"Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done."
"When we do good, no one remembers. When we do bad, no one forgets."
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."
"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them."
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that."
"Autumn is really the best of seasons; and I'm not sure that old age isn't the best part of life."
"The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it."
"What some people mistake for the high cost of living is really the cost of high living."
"I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward."
"An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly."
"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."
"Yes, time flies. And where did it leave you? Old too soon . . smart too late."
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
"At my age every doctor says the same thing; it's either something I have to live with - or something I have to live without."
"Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times."
"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."
"A man of 60 has spent 20 years in bed and over three years in eating."
"Middle age is when work is a lot less fun and fun is a lot more work."
"If youth is wasted on the young, then retirement is wasted on the old."
"When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch."
"Porridge is also the secret to a long life. I have it in the morning and it's the best start to the day."
"I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible."
"From our birthday, until we die, is but the winking of an eye."
"To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals."
"Live each day as if it were your last, and garden as though you will live forever."
"If you want to be happy for a short time, get drunk; happy for a long time, fall in love;
happy forever, take up gardening."
"Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get."
"The time to begin most things is 10 years ago."
"Find an aim in life before you run out of ammunition."
"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it."
"Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough."
"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."
"Before marriage, a man will lay down his life for you; after marriage he won't even lay down his newspaper."
"There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on earth."
"Life is too short to argue and fight."
"Difficulties in your life don't come to destroy you, but to help you realize your hidden potential."
"Never reply when you are angry; Never make a promise when you are happy; Never make a decision when you are sad."
"Most quarrels are inevitable at the time; incredible afterwards."
"At my age, I want to wake up and see sunshine pouring in through the windows every day."
"As men get older, their toys get more expensive."
"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."
"You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? a terrible thing: no one to blame."
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
"Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life."
"It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society, it is belief."
"We ought to struggle earnestly to increase our beliefs. Every addition to them is an extension of life, both in breadth and depth."
"Selfishness is the only real atheism."
"God's trustiest lieutenants often lack official credentials. They may be professed atheists who are also men of honour and high public spirit."
"Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."
"A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly."
"Do all the good you can by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."
"Our whole life is taken up with anxiety for personal security, with preparations for living, so that we really never live at all."
"Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings."
"I really don't think I could consent to go to Heaven if I thought there were to be no animals there."
"The Christian believes that he was created to know, love, and serve God in this world and to be happy with Him in the next. That is the sole reason for his existence."
"He sins against this life, who slights the next."
"You can learn more about human nature by reading the Bible than by living in New York."
"Celibacy - If every man gave up women in God's name, where in God's name would be the men to give up women in a generation's time."
"You don't stop laughing when you grow old; you grow old when you stop laughing."
"May the best of your past be the worst of your future."
"Past is past and we must live the present to survive the future."
"Women like the simpler things in life - like men."
"Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself."
"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, and the decisions we waited too long to make."
"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."
"There's one thing about a late marriage - it doesn't last long."
"On my sixtieth birthday my wife gave me a superb birthday present. She let me win an argument."
"You're getting old when you're told to slow down by your doctor instead of the police."
"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."
"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist or accept the responsibility for changing them."
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded."
"As long as everything is exactly the way I want it, I am totally flexible."
"There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second."
"We argued the thing at breakfast, we argued the thing at tea; And the more we argued the question, the more we didn't agree."
"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility."
"Is the devil to have all the passions as well as all the good tunes?"
"For 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."
"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."
"A man can often do today what he could not do yesterday."
"Our lives are books, each day a page. We can't erase what's been written, we can always write a better ending."
"I always like to associate with a lot of priests because it makes me understand anti-clerical things so well."
"Ageing is when you hear 'snap crackle pop' before you get to breakfast."
"I have been told by hospital authorities that more copies of my works are left behind by departing patients that those of any other author."
"The seven ages of man: spills, drills, thrills, bills, ills, pills and wills."
"- retired - goodby tension - hello pension."
"Life is rather like a tin of sardines - we're all of us looking for the key."
"Retirement kills more people than hard work every did."
"Old age comes at a bad time."
"Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, wealthy and dead."
"If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time."
"The simplest and shortest ethical precept is to be served by others as little as possible, and to serve others as much as possible."
"Look up and not down. Look forward and not back. Look out and not in. Lend a hand."
"I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered."
"It takes no more time to see the good side of life than it takes to see the bad."
"Physical disarray adds to the tension of life. Clearing out the clutter is an orderly way to calm."
"The most solid comfort one can fall back upon is the thought that the business of one's life is to help in some small way to reduce the sum of ignorance, degradation and misery on the face of this beautiful earth."
"Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three - all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have."
"The psychic scars caused by believing that you are ugly leave a permanent mark on your personality."
"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."
"Take a lesson in calmness from children: watch how they live every moment for the pleasure of the moment."
"In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart."
"I lke living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."
"Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!"
"Life is what happens to you when you're making other plans."
"Leave it to others to be perfect, to be wonderful. Be content with what you are - you'll be much more relaxed as a result."
"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."
"The word 'goodbye' is short for 'God be with you'."
"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."
"Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."
"Everything happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message."
"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."
"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."
"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't."
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
"Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up."
"If you were going to die soon and only had one phone call to make, who would you call, what would you say, and why are you waiting?"
"Do not take life too seriously, you'll never get out of it alive."
"The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."
"The difference between school and life: In school you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
"I've got enough money to live comfortably for the rest of my life, if I die next Tuesday."
"Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious."
"My life is all mathematical. I'm trying to add to my income, subtract from my weight, divide my time, and avoid multiplying."
"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."
"Everyone has a purpose on this planet and you can find yours. Somebody out there needs you and is thankful that they know you."
"If you are alive you have reason to be happy. If things are really bad, they can only get better."
"Disappointments are God's way of saying 'I've got something better'. Be patient, live life, have faith."
"But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little and who talk too much."
"Things have come to a pretty pass when religion is allowed to invade the sphere of private life."
"Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in anothers; trouble, Courage in your own."
"England expects every man will do his duty."
"Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small: Though with patience he stands waiting, with exactness grinds he all."
"Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour."
"Desperate diseases require desperate remedies."
"Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat."
"You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side."
"Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families."
"It isn't always enough to be forgiven. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself."
"My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could so long as he didn't take it out of my garden."
"The real problem concerning your leisure is how to keep other people from using it."
"If you insist on being a doorman, pray for the ability to enjoy it."
"Have you a gap in your life or a hole in your soul?"
"Noah could have said 'It's never rained before, who needs a boat?'"
"In the darkness in the dark room, God is developing you."
"Information without action is useless."
"I would rather work with God in the dark than go alone in the light."
"If you picture Time as a straight line along which we have to travel, then you must picture God as the whole page on which the line is drawn."
"We should thank God for beer and Burgundy by not drinking too much of them."
"If you suffer, thank God - it is a sure sign you are alive."
"When I look back on all these worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened."
"I've just learnt about his illness; let's hope it's nothing trivial."
"We have no reliable guarantee that the afterlife will be any less exasperating than this one, have we?"
"I've never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a good person who worried much about his soul."
"Hair-splitting can be left to theologians and legalists; simplicity is the aim in the life of prayer."
"Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do."
"Man will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it."
"My deafness, I endure; to dentures I'm resigned; Bifocals I can manage, But God, I
miss my mind."
"Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one."
"I sometimes think that God, in creating man, overestimated his ability."
"The country life is to be preferred, for there we see the works of God, but in cities little else but the works of men."
"I'm not denyin' that women are foolish; God Almighty made 'em to match the men."
"As you get older three things happen; the first is you loose your memory - I can't remember the other two."
"Life is like a roll of toilet paper - long and useful, but it always ends at the wrong time."
"Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows."
"Don't complain about growing old...many people do not have that privilege."
"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."
"Skill come so slow and life so fast doth fly: we learn so little and forget so much."
"'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."
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."
"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."
"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give."
"Burdens can either broaden your shoulders or break your back."
"Whatever its ups and downs, life is best played on the level."
"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."
"Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty; they merely move it from their faces into their hearts."
"The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well."
"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done."
"The best time to do something worthwhile is between yesterday and tomorrow."
"Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are sometimes a little messed up."
"When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'"
"The real problem concerning your leisure is how to keep other people from using it."
"All life is 6 to 5 against."
"Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children."
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