Quotes and Sayings (January 2022)

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — Aristotle “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — John Steinbeck “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand…

Quotes and Sayings (December 2021)

[206 words] “New Year — A new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” — Alex Morritt “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to…

Quotes and Sayings (November 2021)

[190 words] “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” — Benjamin Franklin “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” — Burton Hills “If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” — Bob…

Quotes and Sayings (October 2021)

[326 words] “Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” — Henry Ward Beecher “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to…

Quotes and Sayings (September 2021)

“Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did.” — C.S. Lewis “To love someone means to see him as God intended him.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky “I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” — Henry David Thoreau…

Quotes and Sayings (August 2021)

[238 words] “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berle “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” -Thomas Edison “Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” ― Elisabeth Elliot “We need never shout across the…

Quotes and Sayings (July 2021)

[327 words] “America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.” — Evan Esar “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” — B.F. Skinner “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to…

Quotes and Sayings (June 2021)

[285 words] “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” — John Lubbock “Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the…

Quotes and Sayings (May 2021)

“If there is a hypocrite between you and the church, then he is closer to God than you are.” “Horse sense comes from a stable mind.” “You’ll never get ahead of the person you try to get even with.” “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of…

Quotes and Sayings (April 2021)

“The essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.” — C.S. Lewis “I’m not afraid of the devil. The devil…

Quotes and Sayings (March 2021)

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed… Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” — Henry David Thoreau “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if…

Quotes and Sayings (February 2021)

“There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.” — Reese Witherspoon “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” — William Shakespeare “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread;…

Quotes and Sayings (January 2021)

“Prayer is not a hard requirement – it is the natural duty of a creature to its creator, the simplest homage that human need can pay to divine liberality.” — Charles Spurgeon “The right way to pray is to stretch out our hands and ask of One who we know has the heart of a…

Quotes and Sayings (December 2020)

“If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” — Bob Hope “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” — Shirley Temple “It’s true, Christmas can feel like…

Quotes and Sayings (November 2020)

“More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.” — Will Rogers “For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.” — Elie Wiesel “To speak gratitude is courteous and…

Quotes and Sayings (October 2020)

“Nature gives to every time and season unique beauty; from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it’s just a succession of changes so soft and comfortable that we hardly notice the progress.” — Charles Dickens “There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in its sky, which through the summer…

Quotes and Sayings (September 2020)

[266 words] “A man is a hero, not because he is braver than anyone else, but because he is brave for ten minutes longer.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see.” — Vincent Van Gogh “I would…

Quotes and Sayings

[184 words] “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.” ― John Muir “Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that.” ― Benjamin Franklin “It’s not the…

Quotes and Sayings (July 2020)

[227 words] “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ― John Lubbock “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels…

Quotes and Sayings (June 2020)

[242 words] “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” — Steve Martin “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” — William Shakespeare…

Quotes and Sayings (April 2020)

[230 words] “The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.” — Mark Twain “Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.” — …

Quotes and Sayings (March 2020)

“We have little control over the circumstances of life. We can’t control the weather or the economy, and we can’t control what other people say about or do to us. There is only one area where we have control–we can rule the kingdom inside. The heart of every problem is the problem in the heart.”…

Quotes and Sayings (February 2020)

[243 words] “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” — Margaret Atwood “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” — Lewis Grizzard “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” Laura Ingalls Wilder “There is something infinitely healing in the…

Quotes and Sayings (January 2020)

“A simple “I love you” means more than money.” — Frank Sinatra “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” — Winnie the Pooh “Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” — Lord…

Quotes and Sayings (December 2019)

[214 words] “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” — Bill Vaughan “We meet today To thank Thee for the era done, And Thee for the opening one.” — John Greenleaf Whittier “Now there are more overweight people in…

Quotes and Sayings (October 2019)

[244 words] “Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” — Benjamin Franklin “Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.” — Henry Ward Beecher “There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is…

Quotes and Sayings (August 2019)

[225 words] “My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I’ve endured over the past twenty-five years.” — Paul Merton “My school was so tough the school newspaper had an obituary section.” — Norm Crosby “In youth we learn; in age we understand.” —…

Quotes and Sayings (July 2019)

[315 words] “Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower “We on this continent should never forget that men first…

Quotes and Sayings (June 2019)

Quotes and Sayings “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” — Charles Wadsworth “A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.” — Carol Coats “Daddies don’t just love their children every…

Quotes and Sayings (April 2019)

[151 words] “The true measure of a man is what he would do if he knew he would never be caught.” — Kelvin “It is not enough for us to restrain from doing evil, unless we shall also do good.” — Jerome “Seed kept in the barn doesn’t do any good. The church must plant!”…