Real friends are those who, when you’ve made a fool
of yourself, don’t think you’ve done a permanent job.
Everything comes to him who waits,
if he works while he waits.
Don’t be afraid to ask dumb questions.
They are easier to handle than dumb mistakes.
A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.
Mothers are not for leaning on,
but to make leaning unnecessary.
He who seeks a friend without a fault
remains without one.
If God had wanted us to be permissive,
He would have given us the Ten Suggestions.
Laziness travels so slowly that
poverty soon overtakes him.
Look for a mate who will calm the turbulence
in your soul, rather than challenge it to a battle.
The secret of happy living is not to do what you like,
but to like what you do.
Some minds are like concrete;
thoroughly mixed and permanently set.
We are not called to live up to others’
responsibilities, but to our own.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
You’ve committed the Golden Rule to memory,
now commit it to life.
An admission of error is a sign of strength,
rather than a weakness.
Love is like the five loaves and two fishes.
It doesn’t start to multiply until you give it away.
People who live in glass houses
should never throw stones.
The really happy man is the one who can enjoy
the scenery even when he has to take a detour.
Any experience is more valuable than any possession.
Triumph is only “umph” added to tri (try).
Use the talents you possess;
for the woods would be very silent
if no birds sang except the best.
If we fill our hours with regrets of yesterday
and with worries of tomorrow,
we have no time to enjoy today.
Let he who is without sin among you
cast the first stone........John 8:7
The tide of life is sometimes very tough,
but each storm ridden through
makes us better captains of our souls.
It is not the person of great native talent
who wins, but the one who pushes their talent,
however small, to its utmost capacity.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Success in marriage is much more than finding
the right person; it is being the right person.
You have to know the rules to know
when to break them.
To belittle is to be little.
Be a good listener. Never correct a fault if
you wish to retain a friend.
The greatness of a person is evidenced not
by his finding faults, but by fixing them.
Be cheerful! Of all the things you wear,
your expression is the most important.
It is better to suffer a wrong than to do a wrong.
Coincidence is when God works a miracle
and chooses to remain anonymous.
Our problem isn’t not knowing what
is right; it is doing it.
Money is a good servant, but a poor master.
Marrying is not marriage!
Genius is 3% inspiration and 97% perspiration.
It doesn’t matter if you’re on the right track,
you’ll get run over if you don’t keep moving.
There is no right way to do a wrong thing.
In every trouble, there’s a blessing.
Time doesn’t heal, but it makes the hurt bearable.
God never closes one door without opening another.
He didn’t deliver you this far to desert you now.
Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.
A good memory is fine, but the ability to
forgive and forget is the true test of greatness.
The person who believes he can do something is
probably right, and so is the one who believes he can’t.
Hate is a prolonged manner of
emotional and spiritual suicide.
Are your troubles causing you to lose your religion
or use your religion?
Two can live as cheaply as one -
if one doesn’t eat.
The average man is more interested
in a woman who is interested in him
than he is in one with beautiful legs.
The great calamity is not to have failed,
but to have failed to try.
Saints are sinners who kept on trying.
“Knowledge is Power,” said Hobbs, but
“Imagination is more powerful even than
knowledge,” said Einstein.
It takes both rain and sunshine to
make a rainbow.
People forget how fast you did a job,
but they remember how well you did it.
Deal with the faults of others
as gently as with your own.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
The father is the head of the house -
The mother is the heart of the house.
The only two lasting bequests we can give our children -
One is Roots, the other is Wings.
The trouble with Trouble is that is starts out as fun.
Always forgive your enemies;
nothing annoys them so much.
Boasting is an ill-bred habit.
Hatred is self-punishment.
HE CARES FOR YOU
When life is full of sunshine
And our skies are blueand fair
It's easy to keep looking up
And know that God is there.
But when the storm clouds gather
And the light is growing dim
It's FAITH that sees us through
And points the way to Him.
"Dear Ann Landers:
At Sen. Hubert Humphrey's funeral,
President Jimmy Carter quoted Mahatma Gandhi
as he listed
the seven deadly sins.
I'd love to have a copy.
Can you find them? ---Mpls. Fan
Dear Mpls: Here they are:
Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without character
Commerce without morality
Science without humanity
Worship without sacrifice
Politics without principle
(Carol's Note: Canon Frederic Donaldson is named as the author somewhere else.
If you know who the "real" author is, please
let me know.
(Not necessarily Mama's favorites)
Hearts like doors will ope' with ease
to many, many little keys;
and don't forget that two of these
are "thank you sir" and "if you please."
I shall allow no man to belittle my soul
by making me hate him.
There are four things that come not back:
The spoken word.
The sped arrow.
The time past.
The neglected opportunity.
GOOD ADVICE WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY:
It doesn't do to do too much talking
When you're mad enough to choke,
For the word that hits the hardest
Is the word that's never spoke.
Let the other fellow do the talking
Till the storm has rolled away.
Then he'll do a heap of thinking
'Bout the things you didn't say.
"A house without books is like
a room without windows."
Thanks to Paula Vaughan, the Artist
and Designer of Cross Stitch
From the day of your birth
'Til you ride in the hearse,
Things are never so bad
That they couldn't be worse!
Please come back soon and visit me.
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