Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Significant Sayings (Part 4)

You don’t need such a good memory if you always speak the truth.

Truth is not always popular, but it is always right.

Some people fall for everything and stand for nothing.

Other people see your deeds. God sees your motives.

A promise made is a debt unpaid.

Fools think they need no advice, but the wise listen to others.

My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants.

Little is much when God is in it.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

Curious people ask questions; determined people find answers.

In judging others, it’s always wise to see with the heart as well as with the eyes.

He who is slow in promising is always the faithful in performing.

Some men succeed because they are destined to, but most men because they are determined to.

Tell the truth ─ falsehoods are hard to remember.

Living with a conscience is like driving a car with the brakes on.

Guidance means that I can count on God; commitment means that God can count on me.

Character does not reach its best until it is controlled, harnessed, and disciplined.

If you can’t be grateful for what you receive, be grateful for what you escape.

Will is a word of beauty.

Success is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.

He gives twice who gives promptly.

The hardest thing about facts is facing them.

Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the Lord to handle the matter.

Choose a good reputation over great riches, for being held in high esteem is better than having gold.

The man who has not learned to say no will be a weak man as long as he lives.

Fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and truth.

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.

Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.

Prayer doesn’t get man’s will done in heaven; it gets God’s will done on earth.

Don’t let your pride become inflated ─ you may have to swallow it someday.

Ideals may be beyond our reach but never beyond our fondest hopes.

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.

Stand on your own two feet and you will grow in stature.

Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful.

Opportunity knocks, but it has never been known to turn the knob and walk in.

The Lord demands fairness in every business deal; He sets the standard.

A wise person is hungry for truth, while the fool feeds on trash.

Loyalty is rare. It can only be proven under test.

Listen to the voice of experience, but also make use of your brain.

In the end, people appreciate frankness more than flattery.

Digging for facts is better mental exercise than jumping into conclusions.

Conscience is the only mirror that doesn’t flatter.

Life without hope is a life without meaning.

Lose if you must, but don’t lose the lesson.

Excellence resides in quality not in quantity. The best is always few and rare, much lowers value.

Excellence is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice.

No person has ever been honored for what he has received; always for what he has given.

Happiness is the inner joy that can be sought, but never taught or bought.

The essence of generosity is self-sacrifice.

Happiness is the delicate balance of what one is and what one has.

Great wealth and contentment seldom live together.

People with good sense restrain anger; they earn esteem by overlooking wrongs.

We can make our plans but the Lord determines our steps.

Making decisions is simple: get the facts; seek God’s guidance; form a judgment; act on it.

An unusual amount of common sense is something called wisdom.

The line is often too busy when the conscience wishes to speak.

Conscience is God’s presence in man.

Conscience is that inner voice that warns us someone is watching.

There is no longer better tranquilizer than a clear conscience.

Seek His will in all you do, and He will lead your paths.

You’ll never make your dream come true by oversleeping.

The poorest of all men is not the man without a cent but the man without a dream.

It isn’t enough to make sure you’re on the right track; you also make sure you’re going in the right direction.

The man who loses his conscience has nothing left that is worth keeping.

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.

A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice.

I affirm life; I challenge problems; I accept responsibility; I believe in God; I live today.

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.

Pride goes before destruction and haughtiness before a fall.

We make a living by what we get ─ a life by what we give.

If you’re not big enough to stand for criticism, you’re too small to be praised.

Life is fragile; handle with prayer.

Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.

There is no excellence uncoupled with difficulties.

Excellence in any art of profession is attained only by hard and persistent work.

Appreciation is thanking, recognition is seeing, and encouragement is bringing hope for the future.

Some men dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.

We create our future by what we dream today.

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.

If you don’t see it with your eyes, don’t invent it with your mouth.

As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the person.

One of the rarest things that man ever does is to do the best he can.

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

When you break your word, you break something that cannot be mended.

Success is sweet, but its secret is sweat.

Promises are like money ─ easier made than kept.

Hard workers have plenty of food; playing around brings poverty.

Gossip is what some invent and others enlarge.

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right.

There is no hell like a bad conscience.

He who thinks twice before saying nothing is wise.

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