On Thoughts

Jesus is a friend who knows all your faults and loves you anyway.

The dark moment the caterpillar calls the end of the world is the sun-filled moment the butterfly calls the beginning.

Good people are found not changed. Recently I read a headline that said, "We don't teach people to be nice. We simply hire nice people." Wow! What a clever short cut.
-Jim Rohn-

Everyone should have a special cemetery plot where they bury the faults of friends and loved ones.

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
-Buckminster Fuller-

Pick your friends but not to pieces.

You stop being average the day you decide to become a Champion, because the average person won't make that decision.
-Tom Hopkins-

He who throws dirt loses ground.

If you feel dog tired at night, maybe it's because you growled all day.

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
-Dave Barry-

As long as there are tests, there WILL be prayer in school.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Most of us tend to suffer from 'agenda anxiety', the feeling that what we want to say to others is more important than what we think they might want to say to us.
-Nido Qubein-

Never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.

Socrates thought that if all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence every one must take an equal portion, most persons would be content to take their own and depart.

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.

If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life.

If your glass is half empty, fill it.

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
-Douglas MacArthur-

The most beautiful discovery true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.

No one can make you inferior without your consent.
-Eleanor Roosevelt-

Make rest a necessity, not an objective.
-Jim Rohn-

Why is it that you always find the thing you're looking for in the last place you look?

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
-Anne Bradstreet-

You may be deceived it you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.
-Frank Crane-

If you're feeling low, don't despair. The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it comes back up every morning.

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
-Mother Teresa-

It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-Lena Horne-

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think is laughable.
-Johann vonGoethe-

It's easy to be an angel when nobody ruffles your feathers.

A book issued by the Army years ago gave all manner of advice to noncommissioned officers. It even tells how to make men who have quarreled friends again. The men are put to washing the same window, one outside, the other inside. Looking at each other, they soon have to laugh and all is forgotten. It works; I have tried it.
-Ludwig Bemelmans-

An eye for an eye makes everyone blind.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
-Mark Twain-

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it in the nest.

If you don't know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?
-Basil S. Walsh-

To be a manager, you have to start at the bottom, no exceptions.
-Henry Block-

When you're throwin' your weight around, be ready to have it thrown around by somebody else.
-Will Rogers-

The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year.
-Thomas Dreier-

The world is like a mirror; frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile and it smiles, too.
-Herbert Samuels-

The true test of character is how we behave when we don't know what to do.
-John Holt-

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
-Martin Fraquhar Tupper-

Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do...do it and let is speak for itself.
-Martin Vanbee-

It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.
-Will Rogers-

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.

Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.

Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.
-Lady Bird Johnson-

Act so as to elicit the best in others and thereby in thyself.
-Felix Adler-

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.
-Robert Quillen-

In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope.
-Dr. Bernie Siegel-

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
-George Jean Nathan-

The bridges you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there.
-Gene Brown-

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

He who would have fruit must climb the tree.
-Thomas Fuller-

He who fears he shall suffer already suffers what he fears.
-Michel de Montaigne-

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good that I can do, let me do it now, as I shall not pass this way again.

And may I leave my corner of the world a little better than I found it.

Looking back will only slow you down; press on toward the goal.

As long as we have special friends, Christmas never really ends.

If you were another person, would you like yourself for a friend?

There are times when silence is the best way to yell at the top of your voice.

I refuse to allow any man make me hate him.

One's character is made up of what he (or she) does when nobody is watching.

When it comes to national order, are you part of the problem or part of the solution?

How many times have we promised ourselves we'd call an old friend, take the scenic route or just sit in the sun? Take one of your favorite "one of these days" promises and make it come true today.

The trouble with good advice is that it often interferes with your plans

The world is composed of givers and takers. The takers eat better, but the givers sleep better.

You would often be sorry if all your wishes were granted.

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.
-Will Rogers-

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