Just because the message may never be received,
does not mean it was not worth sending.
I know you believe you understand what you think I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
A coincidence is a small miracle
where God chose to remain anonymous.
You never know what makes some people tick,
until they start to unwind.
If one waits to love
only until he is certain of receiving equal love in return,
he may wait forever.
When everything that can go wrong has gone wrong,
it becomes apparent that it wouldn't have worked anyway.
Don't walk in front of me;
I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me;
I may not lead.
Walk beside me;
And just be my friend.
The reason a dog has so many friends
is that he wags his tail and not his tongue.
A friend is a person who listens attentively
while you say nothing.
Doing nothing for your friends
results in having no friends to do for.
A friend is one who puts his finger on a fault
without rubbing it in.
Deal with other's faults
as gently as if they were your own.
A rich person is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least.
To the world you may just be one person,
But to one person you may be the world.
Nothing would be done at all,
if a man waited until he could do it so well,
that no one could find fault with it.
People may doubt what you say,
but they will always believe what you do.
We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
No man is worthy of your tears.
But when you find one who is,
he won't make you cry.
A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.
Of all the things you wear,
your expression is the most important.
Respect is what we owe;
love is what we give.
The mystery of love is that the more you give,
the more remains in your heart.
If you are not part of the solution,
you are part of the problem.
If a child lives with criticism,
He learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
He learns to fight.
If a child lives with fear,
He learns to be apprehensive.
If a child lives with pity,
He learns to feel sorry for himself.
If a child lives with ridicule,
He learns to be shy.
If a child lives with tolerance,
He learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement,
He learns to be confident.
If a child lives with praise,
He learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with acceptance,
He learns to love.
If a child lives with approval,
He learns to like himself.
If a child lives with recognition,
He learns to have a good goal.
If a child lives with honesty,
He learns what truth is.
If a child lives with fairness,
He learns justice.
If a child lives with security,
He learns to have faith in himself, and those above him.
If a child lives with friendliness,
He learns the world can be a nice place in which to live.
It is surprising how many know how to make a good living,
yet do not know how to live good.
Thinking well is wise,
planning well is wiser,
but doing well is wisest.
The men who try to do something and fail,
are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing
God won't ask the square footage of your house.
He will ask how many people you helped who didn't have a house.
God won't ask how many fancy clothes you had in your closet.
He will ask how many of those clothes you gave away.
God won't ask what your highest salary was.
He will ask if you trampled over any people to obtain that salary.
God won't ask how much overtime you worked.
He will ask did you work overtime for your family.
A friend is one who comes in,
when the whole world has gone out.
If you see someone without a smile,
give him one of yours.
Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
A smile always adds to your face value.
Experience is what you get,
when you didn't get what you wanted.
You don't attract what you want,
you attract what you are.
You are only as valuable to God
as you are available to God.
Did it ever occur to you,
that nothing ever occurred to God?
God won't ask what you did to protect your rights.
He will ask what you did to protect the right of others.
God won't ask what neighborhood you lived in.
He will ask what other neighborhoods you visited.
God won't ask how many times you told the truth.
He will ask how many times you told a lie.
God won't ask about the color of your skin.
He will ask about the color of your heart.
God won't ask how many times your deeds matched your words.
He will ask how many times they didn't.
God won't ask what social class you were in.
He will ask what kind of 'class' you displayed.
God won't ask what kind of fancy car you drove.
He will ask how many people you took to church who didn't have transportation.
God won't ask how many material possessions you had.
He will ask whether those material possessions dictated your life.
It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
Give God what's right
not what's left.
Man's way leads to a hopeless end
God's way leads to an endless hope.
A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma
but never let him be the period.
Families are like fudge
mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber
not the toy.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
It's frustrating when you know all the answers,
but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
When there is a lot of it around,
you never seem to want it very much.
Praise is like champagne;
It should be served while it is still bubbling.
Use what talents you possess:
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there except those who sang the best.
If you don't understand my silence,
you will not understand my words.
If everything is going your way,
you are probably heading in the wrong direction.
There are those who make things happen,
those who watch things happen,
and those who wonder what happened.
No matter what,
no matter where,
it's always home,
if love is there.
Loving does not mean looking at each other,
but looking together in the same direction.
The middle of the road may not be the most exciting place to be,
but at least you will be farther from the ditch-on either side.
An expert knows all the right answers,
if you ask the right questions.
Buying cheap merchandise to save money
is like stopping a clock to save time.
Real friends are those who, when you feel you've made a fool of yourself,
don't feel you've done a permanent job.
I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.
Lead your life so you won't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
Going to church does not make you a Christian
anymore than going to McDonalds makes you a hamburger
Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.
Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.
Generally, Give Satan an inch & he'll be a ruler.
Be ye fishers of men
you catch them & He'll clean them.
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
Read the Bible
- It will scare the hell out of you.
Good judgment comes from bad experience,
and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
A smile is a curve
that straightens things out.
To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
God gives every bird it's food,
But He does not throw it into it's nest.
Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
We are not saved by faith and works
but by faith that works.
ch_ _ch. What is missing?--------- (U R).
The older you get, the better you realize you were.
Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.
Funny how a $10 bill looks so big when you take it to church,
but so small when you take it to the market.
Promises may get friends
but 'tis performance that keeps them.
The first rule of holes:
If you are in one, stop digging.
When you're finally holding all the cards,
why does everyone else decide to play chess.
Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
If you can buy a person's friendship,
it is not worth it.
God won't ask how many promotions you received.
He will ask what you did to promote others.
God won't ask what your job title was.
He will ask did you perform your job to the best of your ability.
God won't ask how many promotions you took to chase a dollar bill.
He will ask how many promotions you refused,
to advance your family's quality of life.
God won't ask how many times you didn't run around on your spouse.
He will ask how many times you did.
God won't ask what your parents did to help you.
He will ask what you did to help your parents.
God won't ask what you did to help yourself.
He will ask what you did to help others.
God won't ask how many friends you had.
He will ask how many people you were a friend to.
When praying, don't give God instructions
just report for duty.
Don't wait for six strong men to take you to church.
The church is prayer-conditioned.
WARNING: Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
Most people want to serve God,
but only in an advisory position.
Suffering from truth decay?
Brush up on your Bible.
Never give the devil a ride -- he will always want to drive.
Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.
Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.
He who angers you.... controls you.
Life is 10 percent of what happens to you,
and 90 percent of how you respond to it.
Did it ever occur to you that nothing occurs to God?
There are two things I've learned: There is a God. And, I'm not Him.
Following the path of least resistance is what makes rivers and men crooked.
Your worst days are never so bad
that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.
And your best days are never so good
that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
When it comes time to die,
make sure all you got to do is die
No God - No Peace,
Know God - Know Peace.
He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses more;
He who loses faith, loses all.
People are like tea bags
you have to put them in hot water before you know how strong they are.
How will you spend eternity-Smoking or Nonsmoking?
It is unlikely there will be a reduction in the wages of sin.
Do not wait for the hearse to take you to church.
If you're headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns.
If you don't like the way you were born, try being born again.
Forbidden fruit creates many jams.
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