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Sufficient to each day are the duties to be done and the trials to be endured. God never built a Christian strong enough to carry today's duties and tomorrow's anxieties piled on the top of them.

Is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's blunders?
God's delays are not God's denials.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
Be patient. The path of self-discipline that leads to God-realization is not an easy path: obstacles and sufferings are on the path; the latter you must bear, and the former overcome -- all by His help. His help comes only through concentration. Repetition of God's name helps concentration.
Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which make our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve: which could not happen unless we had commence with error, ignorance, and imperfection. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.
Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend.
America is a land where men govern, but women rule.
Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
Technology is the drug of choice for most Americans. Source unknown Theory: when you have ideas. Ideology: when ideas have you.
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
According to Gandhi, the seven sins are wealth without works, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle. Well, Hubert Humphrey may have sinned in the eyes of God, as we all do, but according to those definitions of Gandhis, it was Hubert Humphrey without sin.
SIN: Self-Inflicted Nonsense
Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
All sins cast long shadows.
A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is a sin
He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.
Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end.
Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies.
She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.
I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
He who is near the Church is often far from God.
Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness and truth.
Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.
The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder -- waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully.
At a turbulent public meeting once I lost my temper and said some harsh and sarcastic things. The proposal I was supporting was promptly defeated. My father who was there, said nothing, but that night, on my pillow I found a marked passage from Aristotle: Anybody can become angry--that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way -- that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
Many good purposes lie in the churchyard.
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose.
It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.
Man's chief end is to glorify God, and enjoy Him forever.
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
As there is no worldly gain without some loss so there is no worldly loss without some gain.
The act of divine worship is the inestimable privilege of man, the only created being who bows in humility and adoration.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Forgiveness is the oil of relationships.
The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.
Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I cannot forgive.
A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -- torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the full value of time and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
The best is the enemy of the good.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
We are what we think. All that we are arises With our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world.
Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
It is just the little difference between the good and the best that makes the difference between the artist and the artisan. It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that makes the master's fame.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.

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