Favorite Quotes

Prayer moves heaven.  We pray, they get busy.  ~SR

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.  ~Mark Twain

Oh, for grace to be quiet! Oh, to be still and know that Jehovah is God! The Holy One of Israel must defend and deliver His own. We may be sure that every word of His will stand, though the mountains should depart. He deserves to be confided in. Come, my soul, return unto thy rest, and lean thy head upon the bosom of the Lord Jesus.

Some people get easily turned aside from the grandeur of their life-work by pursuing their own grievances and enemies, until their life gets turned into one little petty whirl of warfare. It is like a nest of hornets. You may disperse the hornets, but you will probably get terribly stung, and get nothing for your pains, for even their honey is not worth a search.  Mrs. Charles Cowman

It is your mission, tested and tried one, to walk out on the stage of this world and reveal to all earth and Heaven that the music is not in conditions, not in the things, not in externals, but the music of life is in your own soul.  ~Mrs. Charles Cowman, Streams in the Desert

“We don’t always get to choose what we love.”  ~Scott Westerfeld

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” ~Chinese Proverb

Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.

“Always be yourself. Because the people that matter, don’t mind. And the ones that mind, don’t matter.” ~Dr. Suess

The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control. ~Ogden Nash.

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. ~Mahatma Gandhi

If you don’t have a sense of humor, you probably don’t have any sense at all. ~unknown

“Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young.”  ~unknown

“To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one’s self; to leave the world a little better…to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived…This is to have succeeded.” ~Ralph Waldo Emmerson~

Happiness depends on circumstances. Joy comes from within.

“Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.” ~Joseph Heller~

Wisdom doesn’t automatically come with old age. Nothing does – except wrinkles. It’s true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place. ~ Abigail Van Buren~

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” ~Dr. Suess~

“Our heroes are those… who… act above and beyond the call of duty and in so doing give definition to patriotism and elevate all of us…. America is the land of the free because we are the home of the brave.” ~David Mahoney~

“Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.” ~Storm Jameson~

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. ~unknown~

When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.
~ Author Unknown ~

“The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears” ~Ellen Goodman~

“As we grow old, the beauty steals inward” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

“Procrastination: The art of keeping up with yesterday ~Don Marquis~

I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.

“The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know.”
~Rebecca Beard

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