Words of Wisdom

posted 22 Aug 2012, 21:03 by C S Paul   [ updated 22 Aug 2012, 21:03 ]

Words of Wisdom 

"If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you." – T.S. Eliot

Someone once said to Helen Keller, "What a pity you have no sight!" Helen Keller replied, "Yes, but what a pity so many have sight but cannot see!"

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me!" – Cited by Andy Chap

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength." – Ralph Sockman"The seeds of our death are present at the moment of our conception." – Dick Innes

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off your bow-lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." – Mark Twain

"We don't have to be sick to get better." – Michael Josephson

"There's no doubt that our character has a profound effect on our future. What we must remember, however, is not merely how powerful character is in influencing our destiny, but how powerful we are in shaping our own character and, therefore, our own destiny. Character may determine our fate, but character is not determined by fate." – Michael Josephson

"A father may know best, but a mother cares best, and children will pick caring over knowing every time." – Eric Fellman

"If humans evolved from apes, why do we still have apes?" – Unknown

"One person with passion is better than forty who are merely interested." – Thomas K. Connellan

"Virtue does not consist so much in abstaining from vice, as in not having an affection for it." – W.T. Eldridge

"You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips." – Oliver Goldsmith

"One of our greatest strengths is to admit our weaknesses and mistakes. Only then can we ever overcome them. Denial traps us in the web of our own insecurities." – Dick Innes

"Denying our actions when we have done wrong and willfully continuing with these wrong or sinful actions can readily lead to a seared conscience." – Dick Innes

"Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing. Either you have it or you don't." – Peter Scotese

"Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected." – William Safire

Dr. W. A. Criswell, the beloved pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, was once asked, "Will we know each other when we get to heaven?" His answer, "We won't really know each other UNTIL we get to heaven."