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No person is either as happy or as unhappy as they imagine. Things are never as good or as bad as they seem.

Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us.
Christianity, above all, has given a clear-cut answer to the demands of the human soul.
One ABC of Christianity: Always Be Cheerful [1 Thessalonians 5:16]
No poet sings because he must sing. At least no great poet does. A great poet sings because he chooses to sing.
There is an election going on all the time... the Lord votes for you and Satan votes against you, and you must cast the deciding vote.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them. You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.
Nine out of ten people who change their minds are wrong the second time too.
Of all earthly creatures, humans alone have the power to choose.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
Give me a child for the first seven years, and you may do what you like with him afterwards.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
With children... it is a fact that most parents criticize children more than they laud or congratulate them. We tend to be quick to criticize, slow to praise. We should be careful to keep the praise and the expectations far ahead of the criticism.
Cheerfulness removes the rust from the mind, lubricates our inward machinery, and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and ;groans. If people were universally cheerful, probably there wouldn't be half the quarreling or a tenth part of the wickedness
Cheerfulness greases the axles of the world.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
If you don't like your own character there may be a new one ready-made and waiting for you. The snake sheds its skin with impunity, relying on the same nature which you rely on.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
You can't truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character.
You can't expect to meet the challenges of today with yesterday's tools and expect to be in business tomorrow.
To make a change often takes a lot of initial energy and effort. This is not unlike a rocket that expends most of its energy in the first few miles even though its destination may be hundreds of thousands of miles away.
The fish only knows that it lives in the water, after it is already on the river bank. Without our awareness of another world out there, it would never occur to us to change.
Most of us will do anything to become good except change our way of living.
I tried to change the world, but I was outnumbered.
It is a psychological fact that you can influence your environment and thoughts. If you do so consciously and with high purpose, you can change your habits and attitudes for the better.
Early civilizations complained about still earlier ones, much as we do about both.
Changes start occurring when budgets are cut.
Constant change is here to stay.
Change is not reform, any more than noise is music.
Every chance taken is another chance to win.
If you have a choice between certainty and hope, choose certainty every time.
All work and no play makes one the wealthiest man in the cemetery.
A cemetery is the only place where people don't try to keep up with the Joneses.
Coming to Rome, much labor and little profit! The King whom you seek here, unless you bring Him with you will not find Him.
She had once been a Catholic, but discovering that priests were infinitely more attentive when she was in process of losing or regaining faith in Mother Church, she maintained an enchantingly wavering attitude.
If you are pre-occupied with life and death then you aren't ready for heaven.
People will go right on preferring to do business with friends.
Business is like a wheelbarrow--it stands still until someone pushes it.
Leisure for people of business, and business for people of leisure would cure many problems.
Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
A hard thing about business is minding your own
The first thing the secretary types is the boss.
Among the worries of today's business executives is the large number of unemployed still on the payroll.
The novice in advertising frequently gives the public credit, for too much intelligence.
Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.
Always borrow from a pessimist, he never expects anything back.
Don't be one to remember everything lent, but forget everything borrowed.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

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