Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci
I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.
God's finger touched him, and he slept.
The person who wins may have been counted out several times, but didn't hear the referee.
Labor is the beginning, the middle, and the end of art.
That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.
Peter F. Drucker
To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable, we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful.
Edward R. Murrow
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
Oh love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
John Fletcher, Queen of Corinth
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
The language of excitement is at best picturesque; merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Faith is different from proof the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
Reason is the enemy of faith.
At every party there are two kinds of people - those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.
When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favour.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.
So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.
It has ever been since time began, and ever will be, till time lose breath, that love is a mood --no more --to man, and love to a woman is life or death.
'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.
Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race we kept them free we kept the faith.
We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organized that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race.
But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.
All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us.
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