-Max Lucado, Twitter. We live in an atmosphere of shame.

We are ashamed of everything that is real abo ut us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, o f our opinion, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins. -B ernard Shaw, Man and Superman. Act I. But it was morning and, yes, it was a cherry-tree in full bloom outside of her w indow. -Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne Of Green Gables. The world does need changing, society needs changing, the nation needs changing, but we never will change it until we ourselves are changed. And we never will c hange until we look into the mirror of our own soul and face with candor what we are inside. Then freely acknowledge that there is a defect in human nature, a b uilt-in waywardness that comes from man’s natural rebellion against God. -Billy G raham, Day by Day. It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, inde ed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? -Vita Sackville-West Results are what you expect; consequences are what you get. -Unknown I want hearts of fire, not your prayers of ice. -Keith Green, To Obey is Better than Sacrifice. Any one who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows hi mself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vi gorous, and lucid. -H.W. Folwer & F.G. Fowler, The King’s English. He is rich that is satisfied. -Thomas Fuller On the other hand, would you know who is the greatest saint in the world? It is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives most alms, or is mos t eminent for temperance, chastity, or justice; but it is he who is always thank ful to God, who wills everything that God willeth, who receives everything as an instance of God s goodness, and has a heart always ready to praise God for it. -William Law Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you w ill succeed. -Sydney Smith The covetous man is always poor. -Claudian Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what yo ur task may be. -Og Mandino The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. -Frank Herbert We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand... and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late. -Marie Beyon Ray Kill them with service. All of us can serve…Serving others is the reason for our b usiness--not an intrusion on our business! -Lee Dunham You think when you don t want to do anything. Thinking is a poor alternative to acting. Your thinking is consuming all your energy. Act, don t think! -Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. -The Bible, Isaiah, 26:3, NIV. Assume a virtue, if you have it not. -William Shakespeare The secret of happiness is not to do what you like to do, but to learn to like w hat you have to do. -King George V The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitte d to remain children all our lives. -Albert Einstein Don t do what you want. Do what you don t want. Do what you re trained not to wa nt. Do the things that scare you the most. -Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters . All I ask of you is one thing: please don t be cynical. I hate cynicism - it s m y least favorite quality and it doesn t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exact ly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you re kind, amazing things will happen. -Conan O Brien, The Tonight Show, January 22, 2010. A time to be careful is when one reaches his goals. . . . It is then, with all h is resources spent and his guard down, that an individual must watch out for dul led reactions and faulty judgment. -Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small things th ey show themselves as they are. -Nicholas Chamfort When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually? Does he keep on brea king up and harrowing the soil? The Bible, Isaiah 28:24, NIV. My dad just said there is a sound beyond "The Sound" and only true worshippers c an hear it. -www.twitter.com/ShanaWilson This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance an d rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. -The Bible, Isaiah 30:15, NIV. James’ message is bare-knuckled; his style is bare-boned. Talk is cheap, he argues . Service is invaluable. It’s not that works save the Christian, but that works ma rk the Christian. -Max Lucado I felt strongly moved to explore the problems of humanity, its origin and destin y, and I spent a number of quiet hours in the New York Public Library tracing th e confused course of civilization. ... Translations of classical authors could d iffer greatly, but in most cases the noblest thoughts were eliminated or denigra ted. Those more sincere authors whose knowledge of ancient languages was profoun d were never included as required reading, and scholarship was based largely upo n the acceptance of a sterile materialism. -Manly Hall The enthusiasm of a woman s love is even beyond the biographer s. -Jane Austen, Mansfield Park. The whole world is a circus if you know how to look at it. The way the sun goes down when you re tired, comes up when you want to be on the move. That s real ma gic. The way a leaf grows. The song of the birds. The way the desert looks at ni ght, with the moon embracing it. Oh, my boy, that s…circus enough for anyone. Ever y time you watch a rainbow and feel wonder in your heart. Every time you pick up a handful of dust, and see not the dust, but a mystery, a marvel, there in your hand. Every time you stop and think, "I m alive, and being alive is fantastic!" -7 Faces of Dr. Lao, Film. If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men. -John Updike The great materialistic progress which we have venerated for so long is on the v erge of bankruptcy. We can no longer believe that we are born into this world to accumulate wealth and abandon ourselves to mortal pleasures. We see the dangers and realize that we have been exploited for centuries. We were told the twentie th century was the most progressive that the world has ever known, but unfortuna tely the progression was in the direction of self-destruction. -Manly Palmer Ha ll, The Secret Teachings of All Ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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