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1. The instruction of the lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the lord is trustworthy, making the inexperienced wise. The precepts of the lord are right, making the heart glad; the commandment of the lord is radiant, making the eyes light up. The fear of the lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the lord are reliable. – psalm 19: 7-9

 

2. Yes I have doubted. I have wandered off the path. I have been lost. But I always returned. It is beyond the logic I seek. It is intuitive—an intrinsic, built-in sense of direction. I seem to find my way home. My faith has wavered but has saved me. – Helen Hayes

 

3. I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart. – Vincent van Gogh

 

4. A man, who can’t perceive great loss, will never receive anything truly great. – AA.F

5. Faith is to believe what you don’t yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.— Saint Augustine

 

6. A man consists of the faith that is in him. Whatever his faith is, he is.

– Bhagavad Gita

 

7. There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God. – Elizabeth I

 

8. Religion will kill mankind but faith shall save him. – AA.F

 

9. People see God every day. They just don’t recognize him. – Pearl Bailey

 

10. If we do not work at releasing the inharmonious thoughts and attitudes that grow deep within, there is nothing mere physical release can do for you. – Juliette McGinnis

 

11. In an honest man there is always something of a child. – Martial

 

12. Honest men fear neither the light nor the dark. – Thomas Fuller, M.D.

 

13. A man can build a staunch reputation for honesty by admitting he was in error, especially when he gets caught at it. – –Robert Ruark

 

14. Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the least honesty and truth. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

15. Is there anything worse than an insincere smile? – Michael Levine

 

16. A shady business never yields a sunny life. – B.C. Forbes

 

17. Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect. – Marcus Aurelius

 

18. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. — William Shakespeare

 

19. That I may have a constant regard to honor and probity, that I may possess a perfect innocence and a good conscience and at length become truly virtuous and magnanimous,— help me, good God; help me, O Father! – Benjamin Franklin

 

20. It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. — Mark twain

 

21. You cannot drive straight on a twisted lane. – Russian Proverbs

 

22. Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. – Samuel Johnson

 

23. A gentleman is one who keeps his promise to those who cannot enforce them. – Anonymous

24. I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions. – Lillian Hellman

 

25. This above all: to thine own self be true,

And it must follow, as the night that day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man.

— William Shakespeare

 

26. To be sincere is to be nude. – Anonymous

 

27. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action. – William Shakespeare

 

28. The most exhausting thing in life, I have discover, is being insincere. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

29. Veracity is the heart of morality. – Thomas Henry Huxley

 

30. To be wiser than other men is to be honester than they; and strength of mind is only courage to see and speak the truth. – –William Hazlitt

 

31. Peace if possible, but truth at any rate. – Martin Luther

 

32. If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain

 

33. Truth is the daughter of God. – English Proverb

 

34. The highest compact we can make with our fellow man is, “let there be truth between us two for evermore.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

35. It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak, and one to hear. – Henry David Thoreau

 

36. There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it. – William James

 

37. When in doubt, tell the truth. —Mark Twain

 

38. Truth keeps the hand cleaner the soap. – West African Proverb

 

39. The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it. – D. L. Moody

 

40. We shall return to proven ways—not because they are old, but because they are true.

– Barry Goldwater

 

41. Truth is always strong, no matter how weak it looks, and falsehood is always weak, no matter how strong it looks. – Phillips Brook

 

42. A tongue’s slip is a truth’s revelation. – Greek Proverb

 

43. Some people handle truth carelessly, others never touch it at all. – Anonymous

 

44. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. – John 8:32

 

45. Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth—to see it as it is, and tell it like it is—to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth. – Richard M. Nixon

 

46. I never give’em hell. I just tell them the truth and they think it’s hell. – Harry S. Truman

 

47. Truth is the beginning of everything good, both in Heaven and on earth; and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of the truth, for then he can be trusted. –Plato

 

48. Poetry is not the assertion of the truth, but the making of that truth more fully real to us.

– T. S. Eliot

 

49. The moral virtues are habits, and habits are formed by acts. – Robert M. Hutchins

 

50. It has been my experience that people who have no vices have very few virtues.

— Abraham Lincoln

 

51. I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after. — Ernest Hemingway

 

52. Goodness is easier to recognize than to define. – W. H. Auden

 

53. The consequence to the belief that these are no bad people is that there are no good people. — Michael Levine

 

54. Jail doesn’t teach anyone to do good, nor Siberia, but a man— yes! A man can teach another man to do good. – Maxim Gorky

 

55. Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours. – Marcus Aurelius

 

56. Goodness is the only investment that never fails. – Henry David Thoreau

 

57. That good hate sin from an innate love of virtue. – Horace

 

58. She tended to be impatient with that sort of intellectual who, for all his brilliance, has never been able to arrive at the simple conclusion that it be reasonably happy you have to be reasonably good. — Carolyn Kizer

 

59. If a man wants to be greatest possible value to his fellow creatures, let him begin the long, solitary task of perfecting himself. – Robertson Davies

 

60. Waste no more time arguing what a good man should do. Be one. – Marcus Aurelius

 

61. I’m a believer in God and the ultimate goodness. – Marian Anderson

 

62. Do all the good you can,

By all the means you can,

in all the ways you can,

In all the places you can,

At all the times you can,

To all the people you can,

As long as ever you can.

— John Wesley

 

63. Wise men appreciate all, for they see the good in each and know how hard it is to make anything good. — Lord

 

64. Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. – Aristotle

 

65. A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess, but a friend loves the man himself. – James Boswell

 

66. Friendships, like marriage, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.

– John D. MacDonald

 

67. Your friend is the man who knows all the about you, and still likes you. – Elbert Hubbard

 

68. A wise man hears one word and understands two. – Jewish Proverb

 

69. The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. — Muhammad Ali

 

70. Seven characteristics distinguished the wise: he does not speak in the presence of one wiser than himself, does not interrupt, is not hasty to answer, asks and answer the point, talks about first things first and about last things last, admits when does not know, and acknowledge the truth. – Talmud

 

71. Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

— David Starr Jordan

 

72. If one is too lazy to think, too vain to do a thing badly, too cowardly to admit it, one might never attain wisdom. – Cyril Connoly

 

73. The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. – Cicero

 

74. If we are strong, our character will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be of no help. — John F. Kennedy

 

75. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1

 

76. A woman is like a tea bag; you don’t know her strength until she is in hot water.

– Nancy Reagan

 

77. Choose rather to punish your appetite than to be punished by them. – Tyrius Maximus

 

78. You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you. – Joseph Joubert

 

79. The future is not in the hands of fate, but in ours. – Jules Jusserano

 

80. Remember that there is always a limit to self- indulgence, but non to self- restraint.

–Mahatma Gandhi

 

81. Do not consider painful what is good for you. – Euripides

 

82. We ought to obey God rather than man. – Acts 5:29

 

83. I am not going to respect… gray hairs unless there is wisdom beneath them.

— Mohammed Ali Jinna

 

84. A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

85. Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. – Janis Joplin

 

86. An individual’s self-concept is the core of his personality. It affects every aspect of human behaviour; the ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change, the choice of friends, mates, and careers. It is no exaggeration to say that a strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life. — Dr. Joyce Brothers

 

87. True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. – Erich Segal

 

88. Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the

time, made new. — Ursula K. Le Guin

 

89. Whoso loves believes the impossible. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

90. Sympathy constitutes friendship, but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing

passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

–Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

91. Love and time are the only two things in this world that can’t be bought, only spent. – Gary Jennings

 

92. Love talked about can easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible. — W. Stanley Mooneyham

 

93. A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic-lantern show. We draw out slide after slide, swiftly tiring of each, and pushing it back to make haste for the next. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

94. Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.– Robert A. Heinlein

 

95. Love knows hidden paths. – German Proverb

 

96. When a chap is in love, he will go out in all kinds of weather to keep an appointment with his beloved. Love can be demanding, in fact more demanding than law. It has its own imperatives — think of a mother sitting by the bedside of a sick child through the night, impelled only by love. Nothing is too much trouble for love. – Desmond Tutu

 

97. One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night. – Margaret Mead

 

98. We can perhaps learn to prepare for love. We can welcome its coming, we can learn to treasure and cherish it when it comes, but we cannot make it happen. We are elected into love. — Irene Claremont de Castillejo

 

 

99. It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous, that you realize just how much you love them. – Agatha Christie

 

100. Few people know what they mean when they say, “I love you.”… well, what does the word love mean? It means total interest. I think the reason very few people really fall in love with anyone is they’re not willing to pay the price. The price is you have to adjust yourself to them. – Katharine Hepburn

 

101. If you’d be loved, be worthy to be loved. – Ovid

 

102. Sometimes, with luck, we find the kind of true friend, male or female, that appears only two or three times in a lucky lifetime, one that will winter us and summer us, grieve, rejoice, and travel with us. — Barbara Holland

 

103. You could be surrounded by thousands and be all alone. – AA.F

 

104. True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.

–Ben Jonson

 

105. A true friend will see you through when others see that you are through. – Laurence J. Peter

 

106. My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. – Aristotle

107. You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made so many mistakes, so many wrong choices, acted like a complete fool, done the unforgivable, and still thinks you haven’t done a permanent job of messing everything up. – Laurence J. Peter

 

108. It is well, when one is judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality. – Arnold Bennett

 

109. A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities. – William Shakespeare

 

110. The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends. – Cicero

 

111. Two may talk together under the same roof for many years yet never meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. – Mary Catherwood

 

112. A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself. – Frances Ward Weller

 

113. In time of prosperity friends will be plenty; in time of adversity not one in twenty.

– English Proverb

 

114. Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends. – Euripides

 

115. Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.

– Patti Smith

 

116. The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself. – Jean- Baptiste Moliere

 

117. I have accepted fear as a part of life— specifically the fear of change…. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back…. – Erica Jong

 

118. To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything!!

– Bernadette Devlin

 

119. The wishbone will never replace the backbone.!.! – Will Henry

 

120. There are people who live lives little different than the beats and I don’t mean that badly. I mean that they accept whatever happens day to day without struggle or question or regret. To them thing just are, like the earth and sky and seasons. –Celeste De Blasis

 

121. Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness. – Jean Vanier

 

122. Argue your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours. – Richard Bach

 

123. A cheerful temper, joined with innocence will make beauty attractive, knowledge delightful, and wit good-natured. – Joseph Addison

 

124. Nothing will content him who is not content with a little. – Greek Proverb

125. The utmost we can hope for in this world is contentment; if we aim at anything higher, we shall meet with nothing but grief and disappointment. – Joseph Addison

 

126. My crown is in my heart, not on my head.

Not deck’d with diamonds and Indian stones,

Nor to be seen: my crown is called content;

A crown it is seldom kings enjoy.

— William Shakespeare

 

127. When we cannot find contentment in ourselves it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

– la Rochefoucauld

 

128. 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 overcome them; grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them; patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished; charity enough to see some good in your neighbour; 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. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

129. To err is human, to forgive divine. – Alexander Pope

 

130. Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.

– Marlene Diertrichthe

 

131. The stupid neither forgive nor forget;

The naive forgive and forget;

The wise forgive but do not forget.

— Thomas Szasz

 

132. If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others? – Dolores Huerta

 

133. I think one should forgive and remember…. if you forgive and forget in the usual sense, you’re just driving what you remember into the subconscious; it stays there and festers. But to look, even regularly, upon what you remember and know you’ve forgiven is achievement.

–Faith Baldwin

 

134. We must and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

135. Always forgive your enemy; nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde

 

136. Into the well which supplies thee with water, cast no stones. – Talmud

 

137. Wise men appreciate all, for they see the good in each and know how hard it is to make anything good. — Lord Beaverbrook

 

138. I would rather be able to appreciate things I do not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate. — Elbert Hubbard.

 

139. If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t like to be thankful for what he’s going to get.

— Frank A. Clark

 

140. Grief can take care of itself, but to get full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with. — Mark Twain

 

141. Happiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap. So forget pursuing happiness. Pin your hopes on work, on family, on learning, on knowing, on loving. Forget pursuing happiness, pursue these other things, and with luck happiness will come. — William Bennett

 

142. Compare what you want with what you have, and you’ll be unhappy; compare what you deserve with what you have, and you’ll be happy. – Evan Esar

 

143. Joy is not in things; it is in us. – Richard Wagner

 

144. What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. – Colette

145. The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

146. If happiness consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.

– William Lyon Phelps

 

147. How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all time the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure. – William James

 

148. Kissing your hand may make you feel very, very good but a diamond and sapphire bracelet lasts forever. — Anta Loos

 

149. I am happy and content because I think I am. – Alain-Rene Lesage

 

150. When one door closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. – Helen Keller

 

151. Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle

 

152. It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is impossible to find it elsewhere.

– Agnes Repplier

 

153. Perfect valor is to do without witnesses what one would before all the world.

– La Rochefoucauld

 

154. Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.

– General Omar Bradley

 

155. This will remain the land of the free on so long as it is the home of the brave. – Elmer Davis

156. When valor preys

on reason, it eats the sword it fights with. – William Shakespeare

 

157. True valor lies in the middle, between cowardice and rashness. – Cervantes

158. I don’t need man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we’ll ever have is the one with ourselves. – Shirley MacLaine

 

159. How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than set out create it herself?

– Anais Nin

 

160. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… you must do the thing which you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

161. Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. – Napoleon I

162. Often the test of courage is not to die but to live. – Vittorio Alfieri

163. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. — Anais Nin

164. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. – Anonymous

 

165. Never let you head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. – Satchel Paige

 

166. We must face what we fear; that is the case of the core of the restoration of health.

– Max Lerner

 

167. The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.— Corra Harris

 

168. To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.

To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.

To reach for another is to risk involvement.

To expose your feelings is to risk exposing your true self.

To place you ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.

To love is to risk not being loved in return.

To live is to risk dying.

To believe is to risk despair.

To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.

They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.

Chained by their attitudes they are slaves; they have forfeited their freedom.

Only a person who risks is free.— Anonymous

 

169. The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must— in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressure—and that is the basis of all morality. — John F. Kennedy

 

170. The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. – Abraham Lincoln

 

171. If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being? – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

172. The question is not whether you’re frightened or not, but whether you or the fear is in control. If you say, “I won’t be frightened,” and then you experience fear, most likely you’ll succumb to it, because you’re paying attention to it. The correct thing to tell yourself is, “if I do get frightened, I will stay in command.” — Dr. Herbert Fensterheim

 

173. Last, but by no means least, courage – moral courage, the courage of one’s convictions, the courage to see things through. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle—the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other. – General Douglas MacArthur

174. We should be strengthening the hand of the poor rather than simply putting something into it.

– Will Ross

175. Though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.— I Corinthians 13: 2

 

176. The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief. – William Shakespeare

 

177. You don’t have to be rich to be generous. If he has the spirit of true generosity, a pauper can give like a prince. – Corrine U. Wells

 

178. Giving is the secret of a healthy life. Not necessarily money but whatever a man has encouragement and sympathy and understanding. – John D. Rockefeller Jr.

 

179. The inability to change is the conscience decision not to grow. – AA.F

 

180. A man who waits for night lost the light of day. – AA.F

 

181. True love is like a door on your small narrow path there no right or left or u-turns. You just have to either accept the love door that has been open to you and the compromises it might bring or walk backwards never being able to turn your back on it and forget, but being face to face no matter the space to the door, you denied the blessing that the Lord has granted you for once in your life. – AA.F

 

182. Don’t close the door of love because you would closed the door of life and the chance to grow and be permanently stuck in the life that in a very short time won’t feel right. – AA.F

 

183. The inability to accept love is the inability to discern from right and wrong. – AA.F

 

184. When pain seems too great I imagine the tears on God’s face when watching his son die for our sins, and then tell me how on earth could I complain? – AA.F

 

185. A wise man carries the bible in his right hand and a staff in his left which would Sheppard all he owns (land, children of the Lord, his wife and family, signs and wonders, ect), while the fool carries money and booze in his right hand and a woman in his left, things that leave in a new day or poverty. – AA.F

 

186. People say follow your heart or to lead your heart but I believe in a closer relationship with Jesus Christ so He leads I follow & with this, things have worked out quite nice. – AA.F

 

187.

Someone once said that all mankind is at some degree a fool and a child. I

completely agree. This is proven when a man runs from his “I Do’s”. – AA.F

 

188. Everyone is looking for some profound and life changing quote or saying. That could erase the clouds and bring joy and everything they been looking for but haven’t found. Well I have the quote / saying. You must believe and accept, and you’ll have everything you want.. It goes like this….. “Jesus loves you, Follow Him, Delight only in Him and you’ll have your heart’s desires!!”

– AA.F

 

189. Who is the real fool? A man who does not know the laws of God but tries to live the best he can or the man who knows the laws of God but makes excuses to live the worst he can. – AA.F

 

190. Breaking free from God is running into the jail of death. – AA.F

 

191. Denying the grace of God is accepting the disgrace of the Anti-Christ. – AA.F

 

192. Happiness is a moment’s satisfaction and we keep on having to look for it. While joy comes from the Lord and true love, once found you never need to search again! —AA.F

 

193. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. – Hebrew 13: 1-2

 

194. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in. – –Matthew 25:35

 

195. I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. — William Penn

 

196. We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. — Dalai Lama

 

197. The portion of a good man’s life,

His little, nameless, unremembered acts

Of kindness and of love.

— William Wordsworth

 

198. Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love. – William Shakespeare

 

199. Contain kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate. – Albert Schweitzer

 

200. Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.

– Sir Arthur Helps

 

201. Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning. – Frederick W. Faber

 

202. One can pay back gold, but one lies forever in debt to those who are kind. —Marcus Aurelius

 

203. A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men. – Thomas Carlyle

 

204. Never lose a chance of saying a kind word. – William Makepeace Thackeray

 

205. Man is honoured for his wisdom, loved for his kindness. – S. Cohen

 

206. There are three rules of dealing with all those who come to us: 1. Kindness; 2. Kindness; 3. Kindness. –Fulton J. Sheen

 

207. A little more kindness and a little less creed,

A little more giving and a little less greed;

A little more smile and a little less frown,

A little less kicking a man when he’s down;

A little more “we” and a little less “I,”

A little more laugh and a little less cry;

A few more flowers on the pathway of life,

And fewer on graves at the end of the strife.

–Anonymous

 

208. The quality of mercy is not strained;

It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven

Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed—

It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.

–William Shakespeare

 

209. Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

— Psalm 6:2

 

210. God be merciful unto us, and bless; and cause his face to shine upon us. – Psalm 67:1

211. Mercy imitates God and disappoints Satan. – St. John. Chrysostom

 

212. The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him.–Psalm 103:17

 

213. To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.Bernadette D. McAliskey

 

214. Drown not thyself to save a drowning man. – Thomas Fuller, M.D.

 

215. In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

– Henry Ward Beecher

 

216. {self- sacrifice is} an arranged scheme of self-deliverance from evil. – John Oman

 

217. Why stand we here trembling around

Calling on God for help, and not ourselves,

in whom God dwells,

stretching a hand to save the falling man?

–William Blake

 

218. Whoever is kind to the creatures of God is kind to himself. – Muhammad

 

219. She did not talk to people as if they were strange hard shells

She had to crack open to get inside. She talked as if she

Were already in the shell. In their very shell.

— Martina Bonner

 

220. Love cannot remain by itself—it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service. –Mother Teresa

 

221. Make a rule, and pray to God to help you to keep it, never, if possible, to lie down at night without being able to say: “ I have made one human being a least a little wiser, or little happier, or at least a little better this day.” – Charles Kingsley

 

222. Compassion and nonviolence help us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weakness of our condition, and is we are mature we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition. – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

223. Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat….. we must find each other. — Mother Teresa

 

224. If someone listens, or stretches out a hand , or whispers a land word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.

– Loretta Girzartis

 

225. Cleanliness and order are not matter of instinct, they are matters of education, and like most great things— mathematics and classics— you must cultivate a taste for them.

– Benjamin Disraeli

 

226. Cleanness of the body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God, to society, and to ourselves.

– Francis Bacon

 

227. Who builds a church to God and not to fame,

Will never mark the marble with his name.

— Alexander Pope

 

228. Better is it to be of humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

–Proverbs 16:19

 

229. He that shall humble himself shall be exalted. – Matthew 23:12

 

230. Be careful for what you ask for; you just might get it. – Anonymous

 

231. Never leave hold of what you’ve got until got hold of something else. – Donald Hertzberg

232. You decide what it is you want to accomplish and then you lay out your plans to get there, and then you just do it. It’s pretty straightforward. – Nancy Ditz

 

233. True eloquence consist of saying all that should be said, and that only. – La Rochefoucauld

234. The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. – –Marcus Aurelius

 

235. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. – Matthew 5:8

 

236. There are some people whom you have in life who have the capacity for real, passionate commitment to something and sometimes you may be passionately committed to the same thing. You have to treasure these relationships, and if at times a relationship runs into rocky shoals, you have to treat yourselves as small Eastern European countries and exchange ambassadors. You have to keep the capacity for commitment alive. – Warren Beatty

 

237. He is poor indeed that can promise nothing. – Thomas Fuller, M.D.

 

238. Commit yourself to a dream… Nobody who tries to do something great and fails is a total failure. Why? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life’s most important battle— he defeated the fear of trying. – Robert H. Schuller

 

239. What fear has he whose account is clean? – Persian Proverb

 

240. Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. – Babe Ruth

 

241. You can have anything in this would you want, if you want it badly enough and you’re willing to pay the price. – Mary Kay Ash

 

242. Confidence… thrives only on honesty, on honour, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

243. It’s so important to believe in yourself. Believe that you can do it, under any circumstances. Because if you believe you can, then you really will. That belief just keeps you searching for answers, and then pretty soon you get it. – Wally “Famous” Amos

 

244. It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. – Alfred Adler

 

245. Having chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew out trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts. – Abraham Lincoln

 

246. God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man’s hands. —Rabindranath Tagore

247. Men are idolaters, and want something to look at and kiss and hug, or throw themselves down before; they always did, they always will; and if you don’t make it of wood you must make it of words. — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

 

248. God prefers bad verse recited with a pure heart, to the finest verse possible chanted by the wicked. — Voltaire

 

249. And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whiter thou goest, I will go: and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. – Ruth 1:16

 

250. We adore, we invoke, we seek to appease, only that which we fear. –Voltaire

 

251. Dilige, et quod vis fac.

Love one another, love God, diligently, and whatever you do will be pleasing in the sight of God.

— Saint Augustine

 

252. Know the true value of time; snatch it, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, or procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

– Lord Chesterfield.

 

253. He that would eat the fruit must climb the tree. – James Kelly

 

254. People have to learn sometimes not only how much the heart, but how much the head, can bear. — Maria Mitchell

 

255. The future belongs to him who knows how to wait. – Russian Proverb

 

256. Whoever knocks persistently, end by entering.— ‘ Ali

 

257. Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.— Comte de Buffon

 

258. Pray to God, but keep rowing to shore. – Russian Proverb

 

259. The great thing and the hard things is to stick to things when you have outlived the first interest, and not yet got the second which comes with a sort of mastery. – Janet Erskine Stuart.

260. I have nothing but blood, toil, tears and sweat. – Winston Churchill

 

261. Perseverance is great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

262. When the rock is hard, we get harder than the rock.

When the job is tough, we get tougher than the job. –George Cullum Sr.

 

263. In our day, when a pitcher got into trouble in a game, instead of taking him out, our manager would leave him in and tell him to pitch his way out of trouble. – Cy Young

 

264. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it. – Mother Teresa

 

265. No man drowns if he perseveres in praying to God—and can swim. – Russian Proverbs

266. If you cannot take something by the head, then take it by the tail, — Arab proverb

267. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. – Beverly Sills

268. I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn’t give up, you would outlast the people who came on the bus with you. – Harrison Ford

 

269. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like works.

— Thomas Alva Edison

 

270. As we say in the sewer, if you’re not prepared to go all the way, don’t put your boots on in the first place. — Ed Norton

 

271. The aim of an argument of discussion should not be victory but progress. – Joseph Joubert

272. Be ye there wise as serpent, and harmless as doves. – Matthew 10:16

 

273. Have more than thou showest,

Speak less than thou knowest.

— William Shakespeare

 

274. Questions are never indiscreet: answers sometimes are. – Oscar Wilde

 

275. When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip its point in honey. – Arab Proverb

 

276. Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. – Howard W. Newton

 

277. Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. – Abraham Lincoln

 

278. The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting. – T.H. White

 

279. A man’s own good breeding is the best security against other people’s will manners.

– Lord Chesterfield

 

280. It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good , and we must hunger after them.

– George Eliot

 

281. In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions. – Henry Ward Beecher

 

282. Exuberance is beauty. – William Blake

 

283.

The trouble with some woman is that they get all excited about nothing—and then marry him.

— Cher 284. The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies “ God in us.” – Madame de Stael

 

285. God writes my music. – Johann Sebastian Bach

 

286.

Life is a romantic business. It is painting a picture, not doing a sum—but you have to make romance, and it will come to question how much fire you have in your belly.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

287. If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

288. One can never consent to creep when one feel an impulse to soar. – Helen Keller

 

289. By grace are ye through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. —Ephesians 2:8

 

290. Amazing grace! How sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch like;

I once was lost, but now I’m found;

Was blind, but now can see.

— John Newton

 

291. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness…. sometimes at that moment a wave of light breaks through into our darkness, and it is as though a voice were saying “your accepted.” — Paul Johannes Tillich

 

292. Grace is not a stranger, magic substance which is subtly filtered into our souls to act as a kind of spiritual penicillin. Grace is unity, oneness within ourselves, oneness with God.

—Thomas Merton

 

293. All man who live with any degree of serenity live by some assurance of grace.

– Reinhold Niebuhr

 

294. The grace of God is in my mind shaped like a key, that comes from time to time and unlocks the heavy doors. – Donald Sawn

 

295. Grace was in all her steps,

Heaven in her eye.

In Everything gesture dignity and love.

— John Milton

 

296. We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

 

297. A good hope is better than poor possession. – Spanish Proverb

 

298.

When hope is taken away from a people moral degeneration follows swiftly after.

– Pearl S. Buck 299. While I breath, I hope. – Medieval Proverb

 

300. If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. – Thomas Fuller M.D.

 

301. Before you focus on finding the right person, concentrate on being the right person.

– Michael Levine

 

302. Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. – English proverb

 

303. Great hopes make great men. – Thomas Fuller M.D

 

304. More pleasure in hope than in fulfilment. —Japanese Proverb

 

305. Take from a man his wealth, and you hinder him; take from him his purpose, and you slow him. But take from man his hope, and you stop him. He can go on without wealth, and even without purpose, for awhile. But he will not go on without hope. – C. Neil Strait

 

306. There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.

 

307. Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. – Martin Luther

 

308. The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm. — Orison Marden

 

309. The word which God has written on the brow of every man is Hope. – Victor Hugo

310. Hope is wanting something so eagerly that—in spite of all the evidence that you’re not going to get it— you go right on wanting it. And the remarkable thing about it is that this very act of hoping produces a kind of strength of its own. — Norman Vincent Peale

 

311.

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord and whose hope the Lord is.

– Jeremiah 17: 7

 

312. Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier. – Anonymous

 

313. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. –– George S. Patton

 

314. I dare not alter these things; they come to me from above. – Alfred Austin

 

315. It usually happens that the more faithfully a person follows the inspirations he receives, the more does he experience new inspirations which ask increasingly more of him.

-– Joseph de Guibert

 

316. The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. —Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

317. I am satisfied with, and stand firm as a rock on, the belief that all that happens in God’s world is for the best, but what it merely germ, what blossom, and what fruit I do not know.

– J.G Fichte

318.

A pessimist is someone who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.

—Michael Levine

 

319. What seems to be great loss or punishment often turns out to be a blessing. I know, through my own experience, that God never closes one door without opening another. – Yolande D. Herron

 

320. {optimism is} making the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.

– Anonymous

 

321. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. – Matthew 5:8

322. “on our last evening together, we sat on a bench in Mary’s backyard, kissing and talking and making promises.”………… “ held her close, breathing her breath and feeling her heart beating against mine.”……. “and then we kissed each other a last good night. I walked home heavy- hearted, and as I began packing—leaving most of my possessions behind- I thought how much I would miss only Susanna”. — Book: No Shame, No Fear

 

323. “but he is in God’s hands. We are all held in the love of God. Have faith.” –

–Book: No Shame, No Fear.

 

324. “ .. that we should work and learn and become worthy partners for each other; that I should learn the skills and work patterns of an artisan and Susanna those of a woman who can work alongside her husband in his business; and that we should be friends and workmates as well as lovers.”. “then you may decide freely… whether or not you will become man and wife.”

–Book: No Shame, No Fear.

 

325. “ I’ll find a way, I promised. I won’t desert thee.”……” then I will sunder from you!” …”I will give up my family” – I heard my voice break- “and if they wish it, I’ll never see them again. But I will not give up my faith and I will not give up Susanna.””…

–Book: No Shame, No Fear.

 

326. “I want to marry Susanna”….” are sure to say she’s too young. Everyone is against us. And I don’t know what to do.” (Joan- the maid replied)..”folks can always make a vow of marriage between them if they want too.. they only need only find witnesses.”

–Book: No Shame, No Fear.

 

327. All week! And we had parted last night with a sense of misunderstanding. I had been longing to see him again, to make everything right between us. Now the week stretched before me, empty; I could not reach him and didn’t know what he was thinking of about me, what changes of heart he might have had. I felt abandoned, angry with Nat, angry with Henry Heywood for taking Will away from me, and angry at Will for being so quick to obey his father.”

–Book: No Shame, No Fear.

 

328. “I squealed and fell laughing against him. There was no one to see us only workers who didn’t know us and didn’t care. All the gloom of the last week lifted from me in a moment. We stood with our arms around each other and I breathed in the smell of him, warm from the sun, and felt his heart beating. “when did thou get back?” I spoke into his shirt and had to look up and repeat the question”… “yesterday, late”… “ he looked down at me, his face bright with his discovery. “I have found a way us to be married.” … “ I felt a surge of hope, of delight. In a instant I saw the London project dropped, the two of us staying together.”

–Book: No Shame, No Fear.

 

329. “his face eager. “but Susanna, think: once we’re married we are free to do as we will! Thou could come to London with me and non to hinder it or stay here, I come for thee…. no matter what happens we’d be man and wife, and that bond would be stronger than any other, even parent of master.” ……..“for answer he put his arm around my waist and pulled me close.”….”he will go to London, I thought, and I will never see him again. He’ll be caught up in his new life, make new friends, perhaps meet another girl; he’ll forget me. if I don’t marry him now, I’ll lose him.” and I thought: after all, he’s right; what does a ceremony matter? It’s the intent behind it that counts. We can go through with it, and afterwards we can make all again before God and our families and friends. But at least the thing will done and no one will be able to part us. “Will?” I said my voice came out small. “I have decided. I will marry thee.”… “i put my arms around him. “unless thou hast changed thy mind?” “no” he said “I have not” …. we walked hand in hand.”

–Book: No Shame, No Fear.

 

330. “I know nothing of letters, or what is right and proper for a girl to say. But I will tell thee that I love thee, and miss thee; and when I am free to come to thee I shall leave my home and family and let no one hold me back. When I think of that day, all the long miles that separate us seem as nothing. I pray God keep thee in the light and watch over thee till we meet again. Thy friend, Susanna Thorn.” – Book: No Shame, No Fear