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The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention

O Lord, how many read the Word, and yet from vice are not deterred.
If you've made up your mind you can do something, you're absolutely right. If you've made up your mind you can't do something, you're absolutely right.
Birds have bills too, and they keep on singing
It was once said that if you took all of the people who fell asleep in church and laid them end to end they would be more comfortable.
We fear not death. That gloomy night, that pale-faced moon, and the affrighted stars that hurried through the sky, can witness that we fear not death.
Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.
Life becomes real only when we begin to face and solve our own problems. Until then we only swim in circles in a large fantasy world which tends to make us very tired of living. Don't waste energy! Face life now!
Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites.
If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive. If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.
One should be more concerned about what his conscience whispers than about what other people shout.
Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation.
Confidence and courage come through preparation and practice.
Before water generates steam, it must register 212 of heat; 200 will not do it. The water must boil to generate enough steam to move an engine. Lukewarm water will not run anything. Lukewarmness will not generate life's work.
Communication is depositing a part of yourself in another person.
Don't feel superior just because you go to church, it doesn't make you a Christian.
You must give up the way it is... to have it the way you want it
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Some folks won't look up until they are flat on their backs
There are only two things you HAVE TO do in life. You HAVE TO die. You HAVE TO live until you die. You make up all the rest.
A vacation should be just long enough that you're boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you.
I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't It's almost a cinch you won t. Life's battles don't always go To the stronger or faster man; But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Remember: the average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top.
Growl all day and you'll feel dog tired all night.
If you look for the positive things in life; you will find them.
Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
The greatest need of every human being is the need for appreciation.
When you meet up with a disagreeable person, never allow yourself to be upset. Say to yourself, if a dowdy like that can stand himself all his life, surely I can stand him for a few minutes.
It's a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don't see or care.
Maturity is that time when the mirrors in our mind turn to windows and instead of seeing the reflection of ourselves we see others.
Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
Successful men follow the same advice they prescribe for others.
However far your travels take you, you will never find the girl who smiles out at you from the travel brochure.
If your cup seems too bitter, if your burden seems to heavy, be sure that it is the wounded hand that is holding the cup, and that it is me who carried the cross that is carrying the burden.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill and don't know it.
Two frogs fell into a bowl of cream. One didn't panic, he relaxed and drowned. The other kicked and struggled so much that the cream turned to butter and he walked out.
There will be no crown bearers in heaven who are not cross bearers on earth.
The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started.
The best way to get something done is to begin.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
Act, don't react!
Be thankful Be thankful for this day, and you will fill it with joy. Be appreciative of those around you, and they will bring much value to your life. Be grateful for your opportunities, and you'll find yourself making the most of them. Be thankful for what you have, and you'll get more from it. Be grateful for the challenges, and they will help you become stronger. Appreciate the dark, cloudy days and they'll instantly become brighter. Appreciate the sunny days, and you'll enjoy them even more. Those things you take for granted will fade from usefulness as you forget they're even there. By contrast, those things for which you're thankful remain readily available and will grow even stronger as a result of your appreciative attention. Consider how very fortunate you are. Consider it often. The more you count your blessings, the more there will be to count.
You get credit for what you finish, not what you start.
Three levels of organizational vision: 1. The Do-able 2. The Conceivable 3. The Previously Unthinkable.
Its marvelous what you can see when you open your eyes.
If only, If only, life was as simple as it was during childhood.
I would rather live my life than watch another person's life on T.V.
Some people deserve a second chance; everybody deserves a first.
Men often blinded by beauty, women, by money
-The best Manager is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. You are the best in your field, go out there today and show the world again that you are!!!
Try to eliminate the word SHOULD from your vocabulary. And try doing so without replacing it with OUGHT or YOU BETTER.
Diary of an Unborn ChildOCTOBER 5:Today my life began. My parents do not know it yet, but it is I already. And I am to be a girl. I shall have blond hair and blue eyes. Just about everything is settled though, even the fact that I shall love flowers.OCTOBER 19:Some say that I am not a real person yet, that only my mother exists. But I am a real person, just as a small crumb of bread is yet truly bread. My mother is. And I am.OCTOBER 23:My mouth is just beginning to open now. Just think, in a year or so I shall be laughing and later talking. I know what my first word will be: MAMA.OCTOBER 25:My heart began to beat today all by itself. From now on it shall gently beat for the rest of my life without ever stopping to rest! And after many years it will tire. It will stop, and then I shall die.NOVEMBER 2:I am growing a bit every day. My arms and legs are beginning to take shape. But I have to wait a long time yet before those little legs will raise me to my mother’s arms, before these little arms will be able to gather flowers and embrace my father.NOVEMBER 12:Tiny fingers are beginning to form on my hands. Funny how small they are! I’ll be able to stroke my mother’s hair with them.NOVEMBER 20:It wasn’t until today that the doctor told mom that I am living here under her heart. Oh, how happy she must be! Are you happy, mom?NOVEMBER 25:My mom and dad are probably thinking about a name for me. But they don’t even know that I am a little girl. I want to be called Kathy. I am getting so big already.DECEMBER 10:My hair is growing. It is smooth and bright and shiny. I wonder what kind of hair mom has?DECEMBER 13:I am just about able to see. It is dark around me. When mom brings me into the world it will be full of sunshine and flowers. But what I want more than anything is to see my mom. How do you look, mom?DECEMBER 24:I wonder if mom hears the whispering of my heart? Some children come into the world a little sick. But my heart is strong and healthy. It beats so evenly: tup-tup, tup-tup. You’ll have a healthy little daughter, mom!DECEMBER 28:Today my mother killed me.—Anonymous
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance; a church filled with flowers and friends. I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for; he said one that would make me his wife.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.
Reach not for what you can reach, but for what you can not reach.
It was once said that love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to.