“The unexamined life is not worth living.“ Socrates
“Contentment is a perfect condition of life in which no aid or support is needed.“ Joseph Henry Thayer
“The best protection one can have from the devil and his schemes is a humble heart.“ Jonathan Edwards
“One of the marks of maturity is the ability to disagree without become disagreeable.“ unknown
A missionary couple came home aboard a ship after many years of faithful service in Africa. It so happened that there was a very important diplomat also on the same ship who received special treatment and attention. When the ship arrived, this couple stood back and watched from the deck as a band played and the people had gathered to greet this diplomat. There was great applause. As the diplomat slowly walked down the plank and was whisked away in a lovely limousine to the sounds of music and applause, this dear fellow put his arm around his wife and walked with her into the streets of New York.
“Honey,” he said, “it just doesn’t seem right after all these years that we would have this kind of treatment and here this fellow gets that kind of special treatment.” And she put her arms around her husband and said to him, “But, honey, remember, we’re not home yet.” Al Bryant
William Carey, the great missionary to India, said to a body of people, “I will go down if you will hold the ropes.” It’s a great idea. It’s a mental picture. “I’ll go into the caves, I’ll go into the places where you will never go, but you must hold the ropes. I’ll go down if you’ll hold on. I’ll go if you are here holding fast, holding tight.” Basil Miller
A famous artist once was asked to paint a picture of a dying church. It was expected that he would paint a small and humble congregation in a dilapidated building. Instead, he painted a stately edifice with a rich pulpit and magnificent windows. Near the door, an offering box, marked “Missions,” was painted with the contribution slot blocked by cobwebs.
“For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost.“ Benjamin Franklin
“For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: ‘It might have been!‘” John Greenleaf Whittier
Three tests of good humor: Can you laugh at your own mistakes? Can you restrain when it isn’t fitting? Can you enjoy it all alone? unknown