posted 30 Jul 2011, 05:32 by C S Paul   [ updated 30 Jul 2011, 06:00 ]

Generosity begins with our recognition of our debt to others.
If all difficulties were known at the onset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all. - Dan Rather 

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
We can wait for circumstances to make up their minds, or we can decide to act, and in acting, live. 

To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all. - Johann von Goethe 

Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great 

If only every man would make proper use of his strength and do his utmost, he need never regret his limited ability. - Cicero 

Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, something you give away. 

It is the essence of genius to make use of the simplest ideas. 

Try to forget yourself in the service of others. For when we think too much of ourselves and our own interests, we easily become despondent. But when we work for others, our efforts return to bless us. 

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. 

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung 

Luck is being ready for the chance. 

We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own. 

A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. Mohammed 

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin. 

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘...holy s#$t....what a ride! 

Be the grandest version of the greatest vision you ever had about who you are. 

I think it’s nice to be important, but more important to be nice. 

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. 

I find I’m luckier when I work harder. 

The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything…or nothing. 

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. 

Some things have to be believed to be seen.

There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by. 

One filled with joy preaches without preaching. - Mother Teresa

The best bet is to bet on yourself. 

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. 

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others. - Danny Thomas

"The Bible is like a lion, it needs no defense; let it out of its cage, and it will defend itself." – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain—and most fools do!" – Unknown

"The Devil is a better theologian than any of us, yet is a Devil still." – A. W. Tozer

"The world is round, and the place which may seem like an end may also be only the beginning." – Ivy Baker Priest

"Don't tell God how big your problems are. Tell your problems how big God is." – Unknown

"Some people say I cannot sing, but no one can say I didn't sing." – Florence Foster Jenkins

"In order to be a leader, a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence. Hence, the supreme quality for a leader is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible." – Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President

"In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings." – Ann Landers

"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings." – Hodding Carter

The following are quotes from Billy Graham

"Overcoming Adversity: Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has."

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened."

"Business: Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything."

"Attitude: If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life."

"Belief: We cannot truly face life until we face the fact that it will be taken away from us."

"Character: When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost."