Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.
Opportunity is often difficult to recognize we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.
Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
If you can imagine it you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses.
Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.
Opportunities are like sunrises.If you wait too long , You miss them.
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'
Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.
The more generous we are, the more joyous we become. The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become.
Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.
Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!
The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.
Optimists enrich the present, enhance the future,challenge the improbable and attain the impossible.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement.
We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead.
A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.
The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.
When we shut people out, we wall ourselves in;When we stop building bridges, we start erecting fences.
We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys.
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
Love is more than a noun – it is a verb; it is more than a feeling – it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change.
Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.
We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.
Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.