Favorite Quotes

INDIVIDUALITY

Be yourself.  Everyone else is taken.  -Oscar Wilde

Love makes your heart crawl out from its hiding place.

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”  -Audrey Hepburn

“That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”  -Thoreau

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die. -Eleanor Roosevelt

What you are speaks so loudly that no one really pays attention to what you say.


SUCCESS

The best way to get there is to be faithful with what we have here. –Kayla C. Wilson

You might have to fight a battle more than once to win it.  -Margaret Thatcher

Successful people have failed many times before they ever made it big.  Sometimes the more failures – the higher the eventual success.  -Dan Gore

Many of life’s failures were when people did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up ♥

Only those who keep enduring after the pain sets in will win.

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation.  -Pearl S Buck

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”  -Mahatma Gandhi

Life consists of two pains: discipline and regret.  Wisdom warns.  Consequence teaches.  -Pastor Greg Dumas

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.  -Lance Armstrong

Failure is not a person, it’s an event.

“You have to be taught to be second class, you’re not born that way.”  -Lena Horne

I will prepare myself and some day my chance will come.  -Abe Lincoln


LOVING PEOPLE

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.  -Izaak Walton

Love does.

Whatever you think people are withholding from you — give it to them.

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.  -Joseph F. Newton

“You can impress people at a distance, but you impact them up close.” -H.H.

The anger you hold for someone else imprisons you and keeps you from helping others.  Forgive.

“Somebody needs your encouragement. Somebody needs to know that you believe in them.”

People have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.  -Audrey Hepburn

Before you attempt to do great things for God, go home, love your family and take care of business.  He wants things in order!

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.  -Maya Angelou

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble.  -Charles Spurgeon

I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.  -MLK

Real love isn’t blind.  It sees everything but loves anyway.  -Touched by an Angel

“True friendship is a sacred, important thing, and it happens when we drop down into that deeper level of who we are, when we cross over into the broken, fragile parts of ourselves. We have to give something up in order to get friendship like that. We have to give up our need to be perceived as perfect. We have to give up our ability to control what people think of us. We have to overcome the fear that when they see the depths of who we are, they’ll leave. But what we give up is nothing in comparison to what this kind of friendship gives to us. Friendship is about risk. Love is about risk. If we can control it and manage it and manufacture it, then it’s something else but if it’s really love, really friendship, it’s a little scary around the edges.”

The richest love is that which lasts through time apart to someday be together.

“It is only the oppressed who, by freeing themselves, can free their oppressors.”  -Paulo Freire

Love is our resistance… and that’s the way the war was won.

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.  -Katharine Hepburn


FAITH

Her greatest strength was her utter weakness.  -Nancy Leigh Demoss

“When everything starts going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born.”  -Anne Lamott

Trust is letting go of needing to know all the details before you open your heart.  -Jen Lemen

“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”  -CS Lewis

It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  -Eleanor Roosevelt

You can’t steal Second with your foot on First.  No fear.

Holiness leads to wholeness.

The hard work of sowing seed in what looks like perfectly empty earth has a time of harvest. All suffering, pain, emptiness, disappointment is seed: sow it in God and He will, finally, bring a crop of joy from it.  -Eugene Peterson

“Liberation is like a childbirth, and a painful one.  The person who emerges is a new person: no longer either oppressor or oppressed, but a person in the process of achieving freedom.  It is only the oppressed who, by freeing themselves, can free their oppressors.”  -Paulo Freire

As for me, it is good to be near God.  I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all Your deeds. -Ps 73:28

We become what we worship.

The way he gets through what’s coming in the future is to remember what God has done in the past.  -Denise Morris, denisemorris.wordpress.com

God is more eager to answer than we are to ask.  –Smith Wigglesworth

“Perhaps one reason God delays His answers to our prayers is because He knows we need to be with Him far more than we need the things we ask of Him.”  -Ben Patterson

God’s love is the greatest force imaginable.  It can create life, forgive sins, and change lives.  There is no need in this world that is beyond its reach.

I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.  -Ezek 37

Christian hedonists don’t discount suffering, they just don’t give up until they find the gain in loss.  -Beth Moore

He became their Savior. In all their suffering He also suffered, and He personally rescued them. In His love and mercy He redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years.  -Isa 63:8-9

Your faith has made you whole!  -Jesus