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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."
 C S Lewis

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

"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."
 Benjamin Franklin

"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."
 Albert Schweitzer

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

"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent."
 Isaac Newton

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

"We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do."
 Unknown

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

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

"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

"The Seven Last Words of the Church: "We never did it that way before.""
 Unknown

"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why."
 Bernard Baruch

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

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

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
 Nelson Mandela

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

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

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
 Thomas Jefferson

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

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

"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

"A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well."
 Unknown

"True affluence is not needing anything."
 Gary Snyder

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

"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

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

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

"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

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

"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

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

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

"Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going."
 Sam Levenson

"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."
 Thomas a Kempis

"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

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

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

"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

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

"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, 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

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

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

"We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less."
 Diogenes Laertius 150BC

"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

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

"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

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone."
 Bill Cosby

"It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen."
 Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength."
 Corrie Ten Boom

"I dislike the intolerance and moralism of many Christians, and feel more sympathy with Honest Doubters than with them."
 A N Wilson

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next, virtue is doing it."
 David Star Jordan

"A little science is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal."
 Oscar Wilde

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
 Winston Churchill

"Contentment makes poor men rich, and discontent makes rich men poor."
 Benjamin Franklin

"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something."
 Plato

"Everyone can be discontented if he ignores his blessings and looks only at his burdens."
 Thomas S Monson

"When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead."
 Ernest Hemingway

"God's mill grinds slow, but sure."
 George Herbert

"A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday."
 Jonathan Swift

"Many small people in many small places, doing many small things, that can alter the face of the world."
 Unknown

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
 Isaac Asimov

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
 Martin Luther King Jnr

"All philosophy in two words - sustain and abstain."
 Epictetus

"An intellectual is someone who can listen to the "William Tell Overture" without thinking of the Lone Ranger."
 John Chesson

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka' but 'That's funny...'"
 Isaac Asimov

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

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd."
 Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

"We never know what is enough - until we have had more than enough."
 Unknown

"Knowing how to refuse is as important as knowing how to accept."
 Unknown

"A wise ignorance is an essential part of knowledge."
 Plato

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

"Better to regret your silence once than your words many times."
 Unknown

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."
 Oscar Wilde

"Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile."
 Bertrand Russell

"The minorities are sometimes right. The majorities never."
 George Bernard Shaw

"The doctrine of an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind."
 Martin Luther King

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

"The thoughtless are rarely wordless."
 George Bernard Shaw

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

"Once made equal to men - women become their superiors."
 Socrates c.420 B.C.

"Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion."
 Isaac Newton

"The reformer is always right about what's wrong. However, he's often wrong about what's right."
 G. K. Chesterton

"To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day."
 Lao-Tzu

"Coincidence is God's way of staying annonymous."
 Albert Einstein

"Watch your thoughts, they become words: watch your words, they become actions: watch your actions, they become habit: watch your habits, they become character: watch your character, it becomes your destiny."
 Lao-Tzu

"Don't criticise too quickly. Even a clock that doesn't work is right twice a day."
 Unknown

"Generally speaking, the errors of religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous."
 David Hume

"The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible."
 George Burns

"Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent."
 Dalai Lama

"Even though sunsets may sometimes be sad, they are always peaceful."
 Paul Wilson

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

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
 Albert Einstein

"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."
 Unknown

"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action."
 Benjamin Disraeli

"Science investigates, religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control."
 Martin Luther King Jnr

"The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful, and then only for a short while."
 Albert Einstein

"The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
 Unknown

"If you believe the doctors nothing is wholesome. If you believe the theologians nothing is innocent. If you believe the military nothing is safe."
 Lord Salisbury

"Be wise today; 'tis madness to defer."
 Edward Young

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."
 Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Moses dragged us through the desert to the one place in the Middle East where there is no oil."
 Golda Meir

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that."
 George Carlin

"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."
 Arthur Smith

"Count your blessings, value your loved ones and move on with your head held high and a smile for everyone."
 Unknown

"Never reply when you are angry; Never make a promise when you are happy; Never make a decision when you are sad."
 Unknown

"Two blacks make no white; two wrongs do not make a right."
 H G Bohn

"The Indian sees no need for setting apart one day in seven as a holy day, since to him all days are God's."
 Charles E. Eastman

"Selfishness is the only real atheism."
 Israel Zangwill

"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."
 John Wesley

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
 Lao-Tzu

"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

"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."
 Helen Keller

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

"The old believe everything: the middle aged suspect everything: The young know everything."
 Oscar Wilde

"Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself."
 Tom Wilson

"It would be a good thing if young people were wise, and old people were strong, but God has arranged things better."
 Martin Luther

"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."
 Logan Pearsall Smith

"Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in."
 Wm Shenstone

"Here lies a great and mighty king whose promise none relies on; He never said a foolish thing, nor ever did a wise one."
 John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

"For the cause that lacks assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do."
 George Linnaeus Banks

"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

"Many receive advice, but only the wise profit by it."
 Publius Syrus

"Always remember the snail got to the ark inch by inch to survive."
 Unknown

". . I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand."
 St. Alselm of Canterbury

"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."
 Unknown

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortune, of which all men have some."
 Charles Dickens

"Knowlege is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more."
 Wm Cowper

"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."
 Unknown

"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."
 Unknown

"Do your stress levels a favour, and take on changes one at a time."
 Unknown

"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?"
 Unknown

"The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."
 Henry Ford

"Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious."
 Unknown

"Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small: Though with patience he stands waiting, with exactness grinds he all."
 Henry W. Longfellow

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

"Desperate diseases require desperate remedies."
 Guy Fawkes

"'Tis a lesson you should heed, try, try again, If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
 Wm Edward Hickson

"We live and learn, but not the wiser grow."
 John Pomfret

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

"O God, help us not to despise or oppose what we do not understand."
 Wm Penn

"The Almighty in His Infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen."
 Winston Churchill

"It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see."
 Winston Churchill

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

"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom."
 H.L. Mencken

"There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it."
 Havelock Ellis

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

"People who think they know everything are annoying to us who do."
 Unknown

"To change and to change for the better are two different things."
 Unknown

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

"A really wise man says nothing at the right time."
 Unknown

"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
 Oscar Wilde

"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself."
 Albert Einstein

 
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