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Arrogance & Humility
"Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain."  Joe Davis 

"Sure of their qualities and demanding praise, more go to ruined fortunes than are raised."  Alexander Pope 

" None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves." -Charles Haddon Spurgeon 

"It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment."  St. Bernard 1090-1153, French Theologian and Reformer 

"Those who are born on third base go through life thinking they just hit a triple." Unknown 

"The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings." Fulton John Sheen 

"If you would have people speak well of you, then do not speak well of yourself." Blaise Pascal 

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." -Philippians 2:3

"What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God." Monica Baldwin 

"It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels." St. Augustine 354-430, Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian 

on Courage
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
~Winston Churchill

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." ~Mary Anne Radmacher

"Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow." ~Dan Rather

"Courage is the power to let go of the familiar." ~Raymond Lindquist 

"Fear and courage are brothers." ~Proverb

"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid." ~Franklin P. Jones 

"Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears." ~Arthur Koestler

"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared." ~Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

on Charity
"A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." Jack London
"The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable."- J. S. Buckminster
"tis more blessed to give than to receive. " - Acts: 20:35
"Charity sees the need, not the cause." - German Proverb 

"If you give money, spend yourself with it."- Henry David Thoreau

"He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything."- Samuel Johnson 

"One must be poor to know the luxury of giving."- George Eliot

"The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest."- Henry Home 

"As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled."- Victor Hugo

"What we frankly give, forever is our own."- George Granville 

"Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven."- Henry Ward Beecher
"The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. " - Francis Maitland Balfour
"Love the earth and sun and animals, Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,Stand up for the stupid and crazy,Devote your income and labor to others...And your very flesh shall be a great poem. "-Walt Whitman

on Faith
"Unless you believe, you will not understand." 
Saint Augustine

"Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods." 
C.S. Lewis 

"He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more, He who loses faith, loses all." Eleanor Roosevelt 

"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." Saint Augustine 

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." Martin Luther King Jr. 

"Reason is our soul's left hand, Faith her right." John Donne 

"A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing." Victor Hugo 

"Faith is not only in the heart; it should be put into words." Nachman of Bratslav

"I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness." Mother Teresa

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." Dale Carnegie 

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

"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien

"A man should believe in God through faith, not because of miracles." Nachman of Bratslav

"Your faith is what you believe, not what you know." Mark Twain "Faith is a passionate intuition." 
William Wordsworth





on God
"Do not have your concert first and tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with God."
James Hudson Taylor, 1832-1905 English Missionary

"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God." Author Unknown

"I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy." Anne Frank

"In the end, dear friend, it is always between us and God, not between us and them." Mother Teresa

"It is not the greatness of the work which matters to God but the love with which it is done." Brother Lawrence

"I thank God for my handicaps, for, through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God." Helen Keller

"I think it [annoys God] if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it." Alice Walker

"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better or happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile; kindness in your warm greeting." Mother Teresa 

Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them...he cried, "Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?"...God said, "I did do something. I made you.

The child whispered, "God, speak to me" And a meadow lark sang. The child did not hear.
So the child yelled, "God, speak to me!" 
And the thunder rolled across the sky
But the child did not listen.
The child looked around and said,
"God let me see you" and a star shone brightly 
But the child did not notice
And the child shouted,
"God show me a miracle!"
And a life was born but the child did not know.
So the child cried out in despair,
"Touch me God, and let me know you are here!" 
Whereupon God reached down 
And touched the child.
But the child brushed the butterfly away
And walked away unknowingly.
Ravindra Kumar Karnani

on Life & Living
"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good." Author Unknown 

"There is no such thing in anyone's life 
as an unimportant day." Alexander Woollcott

"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." Jack London

"To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life from miracle to miracle." Arthur Rubinstein

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today." Dale Carnegie

"True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, 
with all one's goodness, all one's honesty."
Albert Einstein

"The wise don't expect to find life worth living... 
they make it that way." Author Unknown

"O, with what freshness, 
what solemnity and beauty, 
is each new day born; 
as if to say to insensate man, 
'Behold!
thou hast one more chance! 
Strive for immortal glory!"  Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

on Serving Others
"The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons." Aristotle

"You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."
-John Wooden

"The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose." -Gandhi

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily." -Sally Koch

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it."-David Star Jordan

"All success consists in this: You are doing something for somebody - benefiting humanity - and the feeling of success comes from the  consciousness of this.
"-Elbert Hubbard 

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."-Kahlil Gibran

"If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen."-Loretta Girzartis

"The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity."
-Leo Tolstoy

"We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you." -Jeff Warner

on Hope
"Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man." Victor Hugo

"The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it." Helen Keller

"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." Joseph Addison 

"We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes." John F. Kennedy "Hope is a waking dream." Aristotle 

"Beware how you take away hope from another human being." Oliver Wendell Holmes "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." Martin Luther King Jr. 

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." Emily Dickinson 

 

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