Thursday, October 21, 2010

A fun post of favorite quotes and scripture

I got a new quote/scripture book this week...I love reading uplifting quotes.  Dawnetta and I have spent a lot of time laughing while I read many of the funny ones to her.  

I thought I'd share some of my favorites.

  • It's easy to be pleasant when everything is going like a song; But the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile when everything's going dead wrong.
  • People with good sense restrain their anger; they earn esteem by overlooking wrongs.     Proverbs 19:11
  • Everytime you give someone a piece of your mind, you make your head a little emptier.
  • The human spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear it if the spirit is crushed?   Proverbs 18:14
  • Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
  • Courage is the quality of mind that makes us forget how afraid we are.
  • If care is too small to be turned into prayer, it is too small to be made into a burden.  <---I LOVE THIS ONE!!!!
  • Regardless of circumstances, each man lives in a world of his own making.  Joseph Murray Emms
  • The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.  Flora Whittemore
  • Don't grumble about each other, my brothers and sisters, or God will judge you.  For look!  The great Judge is coming.  He is standing at the door.    James 5:9
  • He who forgets the language of gratitude can never be on speaking terms with happiness.
  • The emptier the pot, the quicker the boil -- Watch your temper!
  • Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.    Proverbs 18:2
  • Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. Aldous Huxley
  • We wouldn't call him a liar.  Let's just say that he lives on the wrong side of the facts.
  • A happy family is but an earlier heaven.   John Bowring
  • It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.   Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
  • Anyone can overcome depression.  The first step is to simply realize that there is hope.
  • He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has EVERYTHING!
  • Hope is that which makes us live today as if tomorrow were yesterday.
  • What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.  Emil Brunner
  • Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • The most thankful people are the humblest.
  • The person who looks up to God, rarely looks down on people.
  • Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel.   Proverbs 11:17
  • Hatred and anger are powerless when met with kindness.
  • Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.
  • Be kind to unkind people -- they need it the most.
  • A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems to short.  Andre Maurois
  • A good neighbor doubles the value of house.  German Proverbs
  • The Lord despises double standards of every kind.  He is not pleased by dishonest scales.  Proverbs 20:10, 23
  • The fellow who has a good opinion of himself is likely a poor judge of human nature.
  • But all who listen to me will live in peace and safety, unafraid of harm.    Proverbs 1:33
  • What the world needs is peace that passes all misunderstanding.
  • There will be no peace as long as God remains unseated at the conference table.
  • Optimism is man's passport to a better tomorrow.
  • No one ever injured his eyesight by looking on the bright side of things.
  • Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'. Viktor Frankl
  • Keep your ideals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you.
  • Prayer doesn't get man's will done in Heaven; it gets God's wills done on Earth.  Ronald Dunn
  • The quickest way to get back on your feet is to get down on your knees.
  • Don't pray to escape trouble.  Don't pray to be comfortable in your emotions.  Pray to do the will of God in every situation.  Nothing else is worth praying for.   Samuel M Shoemaker
  • Prayer is not merely an occasional impulse to which we respond when we are in trouble; prayer is a life attitude.   Walter A Mueller
  • Pray when you don't feel like it; pray when you feel like it; pray until you feel like it.
  • Everyone should fear death until he has something that will live on after his death.
  • When your shoulders are carrying a load of responsibility, there isn't room for chips.
  • The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of a man.  Roy L Smith
  • Silence is the voice of the convinced; loudness is the voice of those who want to convince themselves.  Dagobert Runes
  • Prayer must mean something to us if it is to mean anything to God.
  • The devil is sincere, but he is sincerely wrong.  Billy Graham
  • The best way to knock a chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back.
  • The world needs more warm hearts and fewer hotheads.
  • The best way to be understood is to be understanding.
  • Humanity's greatest need is not for more money but for more understanding.
  • Instead of putting others in their place, try putting yourself in their place.
  • A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.  Alfred Adler
  • When rejecting the ideas of another, make sure you reject only the idea and not the person.
  • When it comes to spotting the faults of others, too many people seem to have twenty-twenty vision.
What are some of your alls favorite quotes and/or scripture?  

All quotes taken from Wise Words and Quotes by Vern McLellan

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