The highest degree of meekness consists in seeing, serving, honoring, and treating amiably, on occasion, those who are not to our taste, and who show themselves unfriendly, ungrateful, and troublesome to us.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point.
No team ever failed because of too much communication.
Let’s not go backward. Forward is hard enough.
We can curse the fate that made us…or love each living hour…if we
do the job God gave us…be we humble weed or flower.
For each of us is needed…and each of us has worth…or He never
would have bothered…to honor us with birth.
There is fragrance in the roses…and shade beneath the pine…and
softness in the clover…and food upon
If you know of a skeleton hidden away
In a closet, and guarded and kept from the day
In the dark; whose showing, whose sudden display
Would cause grief and sorrow and lifelong dismay,
It’s a pretty good plan to forget it.
If you know of a spot in the life of a friend
(We all have spots concealed, world without
Beware of becoming vexed or impatient at the faults of others; for it would be folly when you see a man falling into a ditch, to throw yourself into another to no purpose.
Ignorance is the parent of fear.
Don’t tell your kids that they are smart. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life.
Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
The sources of our comfort are legion, and cannot be counted, but if we attempted the impossible and tried to make a list most of us would place books very high indeed, perhaps second only to faith, for reading is not only a pleasure in itself, with its concomitants of stillness, quietness and forgetfulness of
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Quality is not an act, it’s a habit.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.
To lie is so vile that even if it were speaking well of goodly things it would take something from God’s grace; and truth is so excellent that if it praises but small things they become noble.
Mass deceit can quickly be dispelled if those who are for God show as much daring for truth as others do for evil.
Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to continue always as a child.
That nation which will not learn from the past is doomed to repeat it.