Quotations

  • The greatest distance we have yet to cover still lies within us.
  • Love sees through a telescope – not a microscope.
  • The door to the human heart can only be opened from the inside.
  • The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched, but are felt with the heart.
  • We like someone because. We love someone although.
  • A good memory is fine but the ability to forget is the true test of greatness.
  • It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out, it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
  • Never miss the opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone to do it.
  • Be a lamp in the chamber if you cannot be a star in the sky.
  • People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
  • Two tragedies in life: one is not to get your heart’s desire – the other is to get it.
  • Nothing so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
  • Speech may sometimes do harm, but so may silence – and a worse harm at that. No insult ever caused so deep a wound as a tenderness expected and withheld. And no spoken indiscretion was ever so bitterly regretted as the word that one did not speak.
  • If we resist our passions it is more through their weakness than our strength.
  • May I never miss a rainbow or a sunset because I am looking down.
  • The tragedy of life is not in the fact of death, but in what dies inside of you while you live.
  • Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
  • Love arrives on tiptoe and bangs the door when it leaves.
  • To handle yourself use your head. To handle others use your heart.
  • These be three silent things: the falling snow, the hour before dawn….and love.
  • Soft is the heart of a child – do not harden it.
  • Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall become yours.
  • Some things have to be believed to be seen.
  • Before strongly desiring anything, we should look carefully into the happiness of its present owner.
  • Man struggles to find life outside himself, unaware that the life he is seeking is within himself.
  • Each new day is an opportunity to start over again….to cleanse our minds and hearts anew and to clarify our vision. Let us not clutter up today with the leavings of other days.
  • The past cannot be changed. The future is still in your power.
  • To do the right thing for the wrong reason is the greatest treason.
  • Life is a voyage in which we choose neither the vessel nor the weather, but much can be done in the management of the sails and the guidance of the helm.
  • The more difficult the obstacle, the stronger one becomes after hurdling it.
    An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it.
  • Faults are thick when love is thin.
  • Try to fix the mistake and not the blame.
  • Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
  • Better to let them wonder why you didn’t talk than why you did.
  • Do you difficulties in every opportunity or opportunities in every difficulty?
  • Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.
  • Help me never to judge another until I have walked two weeks in his shoes.
  • Do you spend more than you make on things you don’t need to impress people you don’t like?
  • I married her because we have so many faults on common.
  • The only greatness is unselfish love.
  • ‘Twas her thinking of others that made you think of her.
  • A woman worries about her future until she gets a husband. A husband never worries about his future until he gets a wife.
  • Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument is an exchange of ignorance.
  • Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf understand.
  • There is nothing permanent but change.
  • If you don’t scale the mountain you can’t see the view.
  • Cease to inquire what the future has in store but take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
  • People are generally about as happy as they’ve made up their minds to be.
  • The night is never forever.
  • We may give without loving but we cannot love without giving.
  • The best way for a husband to clench an argument is to take her in his arms.
  • A friend is one who comes to you when all others leave.
  • He drew a circle to shut me out but love and I had the wit to win. We drew a larger circle that took him in!
  • Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
  • If you have a weakness, make it work for you as a strength. If you have a strength, do not abuse it into a weakness.
  • There is no better exercise for strengthening the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
  • Man is master of the spoken word, which spoken is master of him.
    Forget things as they once were, accept them as they are.
  • Trust everybody but cut the cards.
  • We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in darkness.
  • The more I encourage a child to think for himself, the more he will care what I think.
  • The one thing worse than a quitter is the one who is afraid to begin.
  • Worry is a thin stream running through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
  • Life is a song – love is the music.
  • Time, like a snowflake, disappears while you’re trying to decide what to do with it.
  • Too many people go through life running from something that isn’t after them.
  • I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.
  • Be careful how you live – you may be the only bible some people ever read.
  • When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, then you are on the road to success.
  • I did not hear the words you said, instead I heard the love.
  • Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
  • Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved.
  • Children need love – especially when they don’t deserve it.
  • Failure is not defeat….until you stop trying.
  • The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.
  • Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
  • To learn something new, take a path you took yesterday.
  • Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.
  • There are only two lasting things we can give our children. One is roots and the other is wings.
  • Do what you can – with what you have – where you are.
  • What you are is God’s gift to you. What you make of yourself is your gift to God.
  • The soul would have no rainbow had the eye no tear.
  • All the wonders you seek are within yourself.
  • Patience is the ability to put up with people you’d like to put down.
  • The first duty of love is to listen.
  • Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.
  • What the heart knows today, the head will understand tomorrow.
  • Think all you speak but speak not all you think.
  • Go often to the house of a friend for weeds choke the unused path.
  • Words should be weighed, not counted.
  • You won’t even get started if you wait for all the conditions to be just right.
  • It’s important for people to know what you stand for. It’s equally important that they know what you won’t stand for.
  • A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle.
  • Love people so they know how good they are.
  • No human relationship gives one possession of another. Every two souls are absolutely different.
  • All the love we know in life springs from the love we knew as children.
  • The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.
  • There’s one thing worse than being alone – wishing you were.
  • It takes less time to do a right thing than to explain why you did it wrong.
  • You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
  • Change your thoughts and you will change the world.
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