Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm a Quote Addict

I love quotes, sayings, verses, etc.  I save them from emails, blogs, newsletters, etc. and post some of my favorites from time-to-time.  So, today is one of those 'time-to-time' days.  Here are some of my favorites, with more to come in the future.  ENJOY!!!

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Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.

~ Etty Hillesum

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Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.

~ Reinhold Niebuhr

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Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Prayer is an end to isolation. It is living our daily life with someone; with Him who alone can deliver us from solitude.

~ Georges Lefevre

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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes.

~ Marcel Proust

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The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend.

~ Ann Kaiser Stearns

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Rest. Rest. Rest in God's love. The only work you are required now to do is to give your most intense attention to His still, small voice within.

~ Madame Jeanne Guyon

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Don't cut your conscience to fit this year's fashions.

~ Lillian Hellman

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Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.

~ Swedish proverb

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The serene beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world next to the power of God.

~ Blaise Pascal

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Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and of true progress.

~ Nicholas Murray Butler

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We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

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A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

~ Erin Majors

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When you are reluctant to change, think of the beauty of autumn.

~ Unknown

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Grant me, O Lord, to know what I ought to know, to love what I ought to love, to praise what delights you most, to value what is precious in your sight.

~ Thomas à Kempis

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Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.

~ John Wesley

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You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you.

~ Desmond Tutu

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Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.

~ Tennessee Williams

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Rest in this--it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call...It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond.

~ Jim Elliot

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He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.

~ Persian Proverb

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It is impossible for a person not to be puffed up by his good works unless he has first been deflated and destroyed by suffering and evil to the point that he knows that he is worthless and that his works are not his but God’s.

~ Martin Luther

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You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

~ Jim Elliot

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Kindly words, sympathizing attentions, watchfulness against wounding men's sensitiveness--these cost very little, but they are priceless in their value.

~ F.W. Robertson

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Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence.

~ St. Augustine of Hippo

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Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable are the kind who do nothing.

~ William Feather

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Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.

~ Unknown

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Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

~ Sigmund Freud

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By humble and faithful prayer, the soul acquires, with time and perseverance, every virtue.

~ St. Catherine of Siena

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Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.

~ Kahlil Gibran

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Faith wouldn't be faith without having to trust what is unseen...God wants us to put one foot in front of the other and just step out on faith.

~ Rebecca St. James

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Whenever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

~ Seneca

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Believe those who seek the truth; doubt those who find it.

~ Andre Gide

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When you eat a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.

~ Vietnamese proverb

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I live with the understanding that truth is bigger than any religion and the world is God’s and everything in it.

~ Rob Bell

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The world is not moved only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

~ Helen Keller

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Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

~ Jose Addison

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When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

~ Franklin Roosevelt

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The Bible is a harp with a thousand strings...Play on all of them, keeping them in their places in the divine scale, and you will hear heavenly music all the time.

~ William P. White

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When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.

~ Khalil Gibran

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The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it.

~ Paul Scherer

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Do you have a favorite quote, saying or verse?  More than one?  Please do share them with me!  I want to make a scrapbook of all my favorites in the near future. 

Don't forget to continue to pray for Harper and Brayden.  They are making improvements, little by little.  Prayers are being answered!  Praise the Lord!

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