“Anything too stupid to be said is sung” – Voltaire
“I imagine that one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, that once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” – James Baldwin
“Worry is a futile thing; it’s somewhat like a rocking chair. Although it keeps you occupied, it doesn’t get you anywhere.”
“A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.” – Charles Spurgeon
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard
“When I was a boy of fourteen my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one I was astounded at how much the old man learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain
“Take care of yourself — you never know when the world will need you.” – Rabbi Hillel
A 4-year-old boy who was asked to return thanks before Christmas dinner. The family members bowed their heads in expectation.
He began his prayer, thanking God for all his friends, naming them one by one. Then he thanked God for Mommy, Daddy, brother, sister, Grandma, Grandpa, and all his aunts and uncles. Then he began to thank God for the food.
He gave thanks for the turkey, the dressing, the fruit salad, the cranberry sauce, the pies, the cakes, even the Cool Whip. Then he paused, and everyone waited–and waited.
After a long silence, the young fellow looked up at his mother and asked, “If I thank God for the broccoli, won’t He know that I’m lying?”
“We have no idea what tomorrow will bring, but today is overflowing with potential.” – Allan Lokos
“Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” – Victor Hugo