Words of Wisdom !?

Watch your thought, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character,
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Frank Outlaw

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds
wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dream with open eyes,
to make it possible.
T. E. Lawrence

We who have lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.
They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances - to choose one's own way.
Viktor Frankl

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent persons
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

No man ever injured his eyesight by looking on the bright side of things.

Some people think in terms of problems and some in terms of solutions.

Two men look out through the same bars,
One sees the mud, and one sees the stars.

Your attitude determines your altitude.

An optimist is the one who makes the best of it when he gets the worst of it.

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

Many of our cares are but a morbid way of looking at our privileges. We let our blessing get moldy, and then call them mishaps.

I have to get up on the right now, in the right key, then I sing the right song all day.

Your day goes the way the corners of your mouth turn.

It is the forgiving who are qualified to receive forgiveness.

The Bible says that whatsoever things are of good report--think on these things.

One of the great arts of living is the art of forgetting.

Before you flare up at someone's faults, take time to count to ten--ten of your own.

Forgiveness is the noblest revenge.

The world is full of beauty when the heart is full of love.

Our own weaknesses make us sympathetic with other's frailties and imperfections.

Forgiveness is the fragrance the flower sheds on the heel that crushed it.

To err is human, to forgive divine!

You have a tremendous advantage over the person who slanders you or does you a wilful injustice: you have it within your power to forgive that person.

The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone solve theirs.

Real friends are those who, when you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel you've done a permanent job.

You should never let adversity get you down - except on your knees.

It's good to be a believer and know it, but it's better to be a believer and show it.

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.

One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.

To find what you seek in the road of life,
the best proverb of all is that which says:
"Leave no stone unturned."

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

You cannot plough a field by
turning it over in your mind.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.

'Success' in the eyes of the public does not necessarily constitute personal success.

One thing to consider first is, Don't let them scare you.

Happy are those who dream dreams. Blessed are those who have visions and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Tolstoy

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkner

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. Albert Einstein

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.  T. Huxley

A wise man learns by the mistakes of others,
a fool by his own.

Latin Proverb

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Albert Einstein

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

First say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do.


It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit.


Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
or what's a heaven for?
Robert Browning

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
K. Gibran

We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Henry Ford

There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith

Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.
Thomas Fuller

There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is:
Try to please everybody.

Herbert Bayard Swope

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Oliver Goldsmith

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Abraham Lincoln

Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Thomas Fuller

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true,
there would be little hope of advance.
Orville Wright

When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Benjamin Disraeli

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Galileo Galilei

Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Anyone who has never made a mistake
has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein.

The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do.
His reply: "Do not do what you are doing now."
Joseph Ray

If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up some place else.


When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

We don't live in a world of reality,
we live in a world of perceptions.

Gerald J. Simmons

All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.
T.E. Lawrence

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Henry David Thoreau

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Lanston Hughes

A skillful man reads his dreams for self-knowledge, yet not the details but the quality.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary.

To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.
William Shakepeare

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Ghandi

The Future is something that everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
C. S. Lewis

Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.
Lord Chesterfield

Time is but the stream I go a-fishin in.
Henry David Thoreau

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.  Perseverance is king.
Louis Pasteur

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Benjamin Franklin

There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mills

You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy

Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
George Santayana

No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Publilius Syrus

"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."
C.S. Lewis

It is not about being happy or unhappy, but it's about being blessed or unblessed.   Bob Dylan

Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Proverbs 29:18

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.  Psalm 34:14

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  Jesus Christ   John 14:27

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.  Isaiah 32:17-18

... but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.        I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.   Jesus Christ   John 4:14;  10:10

 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.   Jesus Christ   John 8:36

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches.   1 Corinthians 2:13