Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer --the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
A. J. P. Taylor
The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.
From the desert I come to thee, On a stallion shod with fire; And the winds are left behind In the speed of my desire.
The loving are the daring.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
The bravest are the most tender; the loving are the daring.
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
Bert Leston Taylor
Certainly a leader needs a clear vision of the organization and where it is going, but a vision is of little value unless it is shared in a way so as to generate enthusiasm and commitment. Leadership and communication are inseparable.
Whatever is your best time in the day, give that to communion with God.
A man of meditation is happy, not for an hour or a day, but quite round the circle of all his years.
I would advise you to keep your overhead down; avoid a major drug habit; play everyday, and take it in front of other people. They need to hear it, and you need them to hear it.
Time will take your money, but money won't buy time.
Self-denial is painful for a moment, but very agreeable in the end.
The beaten path is the safest, but the traffics terrible.
He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous.
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
When you lie down with a short prayer, commit yourself into the hands of your Creator; and when you have done so, trust Him with yourself, as you must do when you are dying.
Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it.
The wishing gate opens into nothing.
C. H. (Charles Haddon) Spurgeon
Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.
The Pope? How many divisions has he got?
Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.
Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division ;and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.
When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.
The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.
I am sure that since I have had the full use of my reason, nobody has heard me laugh.
Philip Dormer Stanhope
Every man becomes, to a certain degree, what the people he generally converses with are.
Few men are of one plain, decided color; most are mixed, shaded or blended; and vary as much from different situations, as changeable silks do from different lights.
A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have sometimes made a hero of the same man who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning would have proved a coward.
Let dull critics feed upon the carcases of plays; give me the taste and the dressing.
The young leading the young, is like the blind leading the blind; they will both fall into the ditch.
As you walk through the valley of the unknown, you will find the footprints of Jesus both in front of you and beside you.
Dr. Charles Stanley
America: It's like Britain, only with buttons.
There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is man himself. If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn't be here. We have survived it on our optimism.
It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated... it is finished when it surrenders.
There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere. There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid towards your goals.
The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.
You must take the first step. The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain. But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement.
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