"A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him."
- David Brink
"Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
- Romans 12:19-21
"When a person says
'It ain't the money but the principle o' the thing,
it's th' money."
- Oscar Wilde
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair."
"Dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page.
They fade into the emptiness, another dark gray day.
Dreams are only memories of the plans I had back then.
Dreams are eraser dust and now I use a pen."
-Edgar Allan Poe
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance." -H. Jackson Brown
Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You're the only one who can do it permanently.
- Zig Ziglar
"Opportunity.often it comes disguised. Sometimes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat."
But now the LORD says, "Do not weep any longer, for I will reward you. Your children will come back to you from the distant land of the enemy. There is hope for your future," says the LORD. "Your children will come again to their own land."
"God does notice us, and he watches over us.
But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs. Therefore, it is vital that we serve each other."
- President Spencer W. Kimbal, Ensign, October 1985, P3
"Happiness is like a butterfly.
The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you turn your attention to other things,
It comes and sits softly on your shoulder."
- Henry David Thoreau
"There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness,
but of power.
They speak more eloquently than
ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief...
and unspeakable love."
- Washington Irving
"Do not get tired of doing what is good.
Don't get discouraged and give up,
for we will reap a harvest of blessing
at the appropriate time."
"Our patience wi ll achieve more than our force."
- Edmund Burke
"When you do a kindness for others with
the purest of intentions, you are letting its essence trickle out of you. If you do it enough it becomes a river. And I'm betting that its source is endless. I don't think
you have to worry about giving too
much of it away."
- Dave, Community Organizer, FL
When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
You may be only one person this world,
but you may also be the world to one person.
Happiness comes through doors
you didn't even know you left open.
The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy.
"Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him. "
- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
"Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
"The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor.
But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It's overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt."
- Leo Buscaglia
"Not only do we have the right to be happy, we have an obligation to be happy. Our happiness has an effect on the lives of every one around us. It provides them with a positive environment in which to thrive and to be happy themselves"
When we sigh about our trouble,
it grows double every day;
When we laugh about our trouble,
it's a bubble blown away.
The best revenge is living well.