Category Inspirational

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Remember, you only have to succeed the last time. ~ Brian Tracy

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In the end, success is not about who you know, it’s about you know who. ~ Robert Braul

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The beginning of success is to be different; the beginning of failure is to be the same.

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Forgive me for allowing myself to be hurt by you so easily. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

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The word good has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man. ~ Chesterton

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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Everybody wants to build but nobody wants to maintain. ~ Vonnegut

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If I subtract my grief from my joy, what is the balance? ~ Joseph Stroud (paraphrased)

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When we fall in love with someone there’s a moment when we take a picture of that person, an emotional snapshot, that we carry with us forever. If we are lucky, very lucky, the person we fall in love with will always resemble that snapshot. ~ Jim Geoghan

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It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

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Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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Most people don’t look dumb ’til they start talkin’. ~ Forest Gump

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Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.

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Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient. ~ H.L. Mencken

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It is not what people think, it is what they know, and most people know very little. ~ H.L. Mencken

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All rising to great place is by a winding stair. ~ Sir Francis Bacon

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Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone. ~ Clive Staples Lewis

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Who are you to question why your god doesn’t want me to believe in him?

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The invisible and the non-existent often look very much alike.

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Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody is looking. ~ H. L. Mencken

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If it were truly the thought that counted, more women would be pregnant.

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No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just… come out the other side. Or you don’t. ~ Stephen King

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No man knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan, and raised an adolescent. ~ Marcelene Cox

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You can better lose a lover than love a loser.

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If you live your life with your head up your a**, you’ll always experience the same old s**t.

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Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.

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Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. ~ Lorraine Hansberry

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Computer people have often spoken of the “gigo” effect, standing for “garbage in – garbage out.” What gives some of us chills is the thought of a second meaning of “gigo”: “garbage in – gospel out.” It can happen here.

Grandkids…

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My granddaughter came to spend a few weeks with me, and I decided to teach her to sew. After I had gone through a lengthy explanation of how to thread the machine, she stepped back, put her hands on her hips, and said in disbelief, “You mean you can do all that, but you can’t […]

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The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages – as if the savages weren’t dangerous enough already. ~ Edward Abbey

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Do not hit at all if it can be avoided, but never hit softly. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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You never get away, you only get someplace else.

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If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying? ~ Shantideva

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If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.

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Freedom is not the right to do as you please, but the liberty to do as you ought.

Take care of the little things…

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For the want of a horseshoe a horse was lost; For the want of a horse, the rider was lost; For the want of a rider, the message was lost; For the want of a message, the battle was lost; For the want of a battle, the war was lost; For the want of a […]

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A penny will hide the biggest star in the universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.

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Wherever you are, be all there. ~ Jim Elliot

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When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this–you haven’t. ~ Thomas Edison

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A good friend sees the first tear, catches the second, and stops the third.

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A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.

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A good example is the best sermon.

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A good conscience is a soft pillow.

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I worry about identity theft–and why no one wants to be me.

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A man should aim to think as much as a woman feels. ~ H. L. Mencken

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Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. ~ Maori Proverb

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Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome. ~ Golda Meir

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Your problem is never really your problem, your reaction to your problem is your problem. ~ Brian Kinsey

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The act of giving is more important than the merit of the receiver. ~ Glenn Kittler

Thirteen quick “…therefore I am” variations

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I think, therefore I am. ~ Descartes I think, therefore I am, I think. I doubt, therefore I might be. I forget, therefore I was. I drink therefore I am. ~ W. C. Fields I think, therefore I am single. Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum. (I think that I think, therefore I think that I […]