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Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
We will either find a way, or make one.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
To spend life for something which outlasts it.
Of all created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the owner.
There is a tendency for things to right themselves.
The ancestor of every action is thought.
Step by step one goes very far.
Difficulties are stepping stones to success.
The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time.
Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.
Are we controlled by our thoughts, or are we controlling our thoughts?
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
It's only a thought, and a thought can be changed.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
A winner makes commitment. A loser makes promises.
Let God's promises shine on your problems.
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
I think a compliment ought to always precede a complaint, where one is possible, because it softens resentment and insures for the complaint a courteous and gentle reception.
No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
Feelings are everywhere -- be gentle.
Be gentle to all, and stern with yourself.
Questions focus our thinking. Ask empowering questions like: What's good about this? What's not perfect about it yet? What am I going to do next time? How can I do this and have fun doing it?
Art is man's nature: Nature is God's art.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Reason is the enemy of faith.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed;Give me courage to change things which must be changed;And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.
Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
All things are possible to him who believes. [Mark 9:23]
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you. [Matthew]
Who then is the man who fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him. [Psalm 25:12]
A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. [Luke 12:15]
A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Nothing in life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
It's not the situation. It's your reaction to the situation.
You got to sing like you don't need the money; Love like you'll never get hurt; You got to dance like nobody's watchin'; It's gotta come from the heart if you want it to work.
It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.
Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
It is more blessed to give than to receive. [Acts 20:35]
This is my commandment, that ye love one another. [Jesus, In John 15:12]
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.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Some plague the people with too long sermons; for the faculty of listening is a tender thing, and soon becomes weary and satiated.
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.
Jesus Christ is God's everything for man's total need.
All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.
When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, I can't.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. [Philippians 2:3]

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