So I've been collecting quotes,
and I thought I would post them here for others to see.
There are no Bible verses here,
I didn't want to mix the words of man with the words of God
"Often it is the most deserving people
who cannot help loving those who destroy them."
— Hermann Hesse
"No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood
until he has found that it is finer
to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself. "
— Woodrow Wilson
"Hateful to me as the gates of Hades
is that man who hides one thing in his heart
and speaks another."— Homer
"The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience.
With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death."
"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love;
it is the prerogative of the brave. "
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
"Perhaps the feelings that we experience
when we are in love
represent a normal state.
Being in love shows a person who he should be."
"It's a damn poor mind
that can only think of one way
to spell a word."
— Andrew Jackson
"Where there is mystery,
it is generally suspected there must also be evil. "
— Lord Byron
"Many people take no care of their money
till they come nearly to the end of it,
and others do just the same with their time. "
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right
even though I think it is hopeless."
Chester W. Nimitz
"One moment of patience may ward off great disaster.
One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life."
"How blessed and amazing are God's gifts,
Life with immortality,
splendor with righteousness,
truth with confidence,
faith with assurance,
self-control with holiness."
- Clement of Rome
"Pass no rash condemnation
on other people's words or actions. "
"So live that your memories
will be part of your happiness. "
"We need to attend diligently to the state of our soul,
and to deal fervently and effectively with God about it."
"Most folks are about as happy
as they make up their minds to be. "
"Love and respect
are the most important aspects of parenting,
and of all relationships."
"Evil is nourished
and grows by concealment. "
"Many things have fallen
only to rise higher."
"Much unhappiness has come into the world
because of bewilderment and things left unsaid."
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
"To love for the sake of being loved is human.
But to love for the sake of loving is angelic."
Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine
"Let not your mind run on what you lack
as much as on what you have already. "
"A human being must have occupation
if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world."
Dorothy L. Sayers
"Turn your face to the sun
and the shadows fall behind you."
"Good timber does not grow with ease -
the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees."
J. Willard Marriott
"Love is the ability and willingness
to allow those that you care for
to be what they choose for themselves,
without any insistence that they satisfy you. "
"There never was a truly great man
that was not at the same time truly virtuous. "
"I am more and more convinced
that our happiness depends
more on how we meet the events in our lives,
more on how we meet the events in our lives,
than on those events themselves."
"Self-pity is easily the most destructive
of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics
- it is addictive,
gives momentary pleasure
and separates the victim from reality."
John W. Gardner
"If you would persuade,
you must appeal to interest
rather than intellect."
"We have lost the art of living;
and in the most important science of all,
the science of daily life,
the science of behavior,
we are complete ignoramuses.
We have psychology instead. "
"Live so that when your children
think of fairness and integrity,
think of fairness and integrity,
they think of you."
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
"A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination."
"A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens,
and a little malice or envy a world of joys.
One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence. "
"Nothing recommends a man to the female mind
more than courage. "
We are made strong by the difficulties we face,
not by those we evade.
"Self-respect is the fruit of discipline
- the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself."
Rabbi Abraham Heschel
"A human being has a natural desire
to have more of a good thing than he needs."
"Patience with others is Love.
Patience with self is Hope.
Patience with God is Faith."
"We should not look back
unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors,
and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience. "
"Optimism is essential to achievement
and it is also the foundation
of courage and true progress."
and our griefs
Orison Swett Marden
"The strength of a man consists
in finding out the way God is going,
and going that way. "
Henry Ward Beecher
"An act of love that fails
is just as much a part of the divine life
as an act of love that succeeds,
for love is measured by fullness,
not by reception."
"Be as a bird perched on a frail branch
that she feels bending beneath her,
still she singsaway all the same,
knowing she has wings. "
"You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing
is that you meet it with the best you have to give. "
"The acknowledgment of our weakness
is the first step in repairing our loss. "
"Prayer is talking with God and telling Him you love Him,
conversing with God about all the things that are important in life,
both large and small,
and being assured that He is listening. "
C. Neil Strait
Caresses, expressions of one sort or another,
are necessary to the life of the affections
as leaves are to the life of a tree.
If they are wholly restrained,
love will die at the roots. "
"The world breaks everyone,
many are strong at the broken places."
"Under certain circumstances
there are few hours in life more agreeable
than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. "
"Things turn out best for the people
who make the best out of the way things turn out."
"Nobody really cares if you're miserable,
so you might as well be happy."
"Accept fate, and move on.
Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity.
Acting like a victim
threatens your future. "
"To be conservative at twenty is heartless,
and to be a liberal at sixty is plain idiocy."
Sir Winston Churchill
As iron put into the fire loseth its rust
and becometh clearly red-hot,
so he that wholly turneth himself unto God
puts off all slothfulness,
and is transformed into a new man. "
"Behavior is the mirror
in which everyone shows their image "
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Adversity is the touchstone of friendship."
"You don't have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Even if you're on the right track
you'll get run over if you just sit there."
"What saves a man is to take a step.
Then another step."
C. S. Lewis
"When men speak ill of thee,
live so as nobody may believe them. "
"The safest road to hell is the gradual one
- the gentle slope,
without sudden turnings,
Clive Staples Lewis
"I have yet to find the man,
however exalted his station,
who did not do better work and put forth greater effort
under a spirit of approval
than under a spirit of criticism. "
"The world is full of people
whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact,
a return to the idealized past."
"That's the way things come clear.
All of a sudden.
And then you realize
how obvious they've been all along."
"Failing doesn't make you a failure.
accepting your failure,
refusing to try again does."
"There are more serious problems in life than financial ones,
and I've had a lot of those.
I've been broke before,
and will be again.
Lose a few bucks.
"Whatever women do
they must do twice as well as men
to be thought half as good.
Luckily this is not difficult."
"Love doesn't sit there like a stone,
it has to be made, like bread:
remade all the time, made new. "