“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.” – John Foster Dulles
“Your past is important because it brought you to where you are, but as important as your past is, it is not nearly as important as the way you see your future.” – Dr. Tony Campolo
“May God give us the courage to begin tasks that are longer than our lives” – Catherine McAuley
“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
“Worry is a futile thing; it’s somewhat like a rocking chair. Although it keeps you occupied, it doesn’t get you anywhere.”
A Jewish Rabbi and a Catholic Priest met at the town’s annual 4th of July picnic. Old friends, they began their usual banter. “This baked ham is really delicious,” the priest teased the rabbi. “You really ought try it. I know it’s against your religion, but I can’t understand why such a wonderful food should be forbidden!
You don’t know what you’re missing. You just haven’t lived until you’ve tried Mrs. Hall’s prized Virginia Baked Ham. Tell me, Rabbi, when are you going to break down and try it?” The rabbi looked at the priest with a big grin, and said, “At your wedding.”
“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it’s expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
“You’re never beaten, until you admit it.” – George S. Patton
- Believing that becoming or being popular means happiness.
- Blaming your problems on something or someone else.
- Thinking maturity “happens” overnight and at an early age.
- Believing nobody understands you.
- Letting others tell you who you are.
- Thinking one failure means you’re a total failure.
- Measuring your self-worth by how often you date or your married status.
- Believing you can get away with anything.
- Letting one rejection defeat you.
- Refusing to learn from your mistakes.