Motto of Francois Constantin, co-founder of watchmaker
Vacheron and Constantin.
William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court,
explaining why he wrote his book.
better if possible, which always is possible.
this book for a sense of personal satisfaction. Just like taking
a good photograph or painting a picture or playing a good golf
game or something, it's the thing in itself that justifies it.
high achievers plan their work and work their plan, for they are
keenly aware that "luck" is most often being prepared
to take advantage of a situation.
three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are;
first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving
in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the
Thomas N. Carruther
that the thing can be done is essential to any great
J. Harold Wilkins
world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.
then, to every man his chance -- to every man, regardless of his
birth, his shining golden opportunity -- to every man his right
to live, to work, to be himself, to become whatever his manhood
and his vision can combine to make him -- this, seeker, is the
promise of America.
better to say, "This one thing I do" than to say,
"These forty things I dabble in."
is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly
because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those
because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
men believe in luck, believe in circumstances -- it was
somebody's name, or he happened to be there at the time, or it
was so then, and another day would have been otherwise. Strong
men believe in cause and effect.
to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
- Norman Vincent Peale
the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles but in
avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
- Charlotte Bronte
had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did
not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so
- Sir Douglas Bader (1910-1982)
listen to anyone who tells you that you can't do this or that.
That's nonsense. Make up your mind, you'll never use crutches or
a stick, then have a go at everything. Go to school, join in all
the games you can. Go anywhere you want to. But never, never let
them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible. -
Sir Douglas Bader was British fighter pilot who lost both legs
in a flying accident, but still fought in World War Two. He was
knighted for his work with the disabled, and the quote above is
from his talk to a 14-year-old boy who had lost a leg after a
- Henry B. Wilson
finds diamonds must grapple in mud and mire because diamonds are
not found in polished stones. They are made.
- Portuguese proverb
was hard to bear is sweet to remember.
- From From "The History of Henry Esmond," by
misfortune that awakens ingenuity, or fortitude, or endurance,
in hearts where these qualities had never come to life but for
the circumstance which gave them a being.
- Charles H. Spurgeon
character might be produced, I suppose, by continued prosperity,
but it has very seldom been the case. Adversity, however it may
appear to be our foe, is our true friend; and, after a little
acquaintance with it, we receive it as a precious thing -- the
prophecy of a coming joy. It should be no ambition of ours to
traverse a path without a thorn or stone.
- Helen Keller (1880-1968) Blind and deaf from infancy, she
became a famous lecturer and author.
could never learn to be brave and patient , if there were only
joy in the world.
- Thomas Paine
the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from
distress, and grow brave by reflection.
- Bruce Barton
splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside them was superior to
hath not known ill fortune, never knew himself, or his own
- Elisabeth Guizot
effect of great and inevitable misfortune is to elevate those
souls which it does not deprive of all virtue.
- Sigmund Freud
in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most
beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure
one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel
them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
- Theodore Roosevelt, speech before the Naval War College,
man among us is more fit to meet the duties and responsibilities
of citizenship because of the perils over which, in the past,
the nation has triumphed; because of the blood and sweat and
tears, and labor and the anguish, through which, in the days
that have gone, our forefathers moved on to triumph.
- William Mather Lewis
abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of
obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from
within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.
- Henry Fielding
is the trial of principle. Without it, a man hardly knows
whether he is honest or not.
- Chinese proverb
cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without
- Malcolm Forbes
is sweetest when you've known defeat.
- Helen Keller
resolution, which was in my mind long before it took the form of
a resolution, is the key-note of my life. It is this, always to
regard as mere impertinences of fate the handicaps which were
placed upon my life almost at the beginning. I resolved that
they should not crush or dwarf my soul, but rather be made to
blossom, like Aaron's rod, with flowers.
- Rose Terry Cooke
all got to go to school, I expect, and we don't all get the same
lesson to learn, but the one we do get is our'n, 'taint nobody
else's, and if it's real hard, why, it shows the teacher thinks
- Marshall Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), supreme commander of
allied forces in 1918.
centre is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation
excellent. I shall attack.
- Washington Irving
is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which
lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which
kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our
courage and strength.
- James Buckham
trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul
nobler and stronger than it was before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my
friends who expects everything of the universe, and is
disappointed when anything is less than the best, and I found
that I begin at the other extreme, expecting nothing, and am
always full of thanks for moderate goods.
- Marcus Aurelius
full account of what excellencies which you possess, and in
gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had
- Charles Dickens
upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on
your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
- Henry Ford
you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
- Sir Winston Churchill
optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; A pessimist sees
a calamity in every opportunity.
- From 'A Hope In the Unseen', the story of Cedric Jennings
positively and holding my head up to the heavens is something I
take great pride in doing. (Cedric Jennings rose from a
Washington ghetto to an Ivy League college.)
- Ancient Persian saying
because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.
- Malcom Forbes
many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they
- Beatrice Vincent
people with whom you work reflect your own attitude. If you are
suspicious, unfriendly and condescending, you will find these
unlovely traits echoed all about you. But if you are on your
best behavior, you will bring out the best in the persons with
whom you are going to spend most of your waking hours.
can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving
his goals; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong
- William James
beings, by changing the inner attitude of their minds, can
change the outer aspect of their lives.
- William J. Johnston
most significant change in a person's life is a change of
attitude. Right attitudes produce right actions.
- Arthur Rubinstein
alive, to be able to see, to walk,...it's all a miracle.
- Baltasar Gracian
prudent man will think more important what fate has conceded to
him, than what it has denied.
- Dale Carnegie
you sell both your eyes for a million dollars...or your two
legs..or your hands...or your hearing? Add up what you do have,
and you'll find you won't sell them for all the gold in the
world. The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate
He is a
man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but
rejoices in what he has.
- Eddie Rickenbacker
positively and masterfully with confidence and faith, and life
becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in
achievement and experience.
- Helen Keller
is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done
without hope and confidence.
- Antoine De Saint-Exupery
meaning of things lies not in the things themselves but in our
attitude towards them.
- Brooks Atkinson
humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice,
absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and
that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years
in a state of genial frailty.
- H.G. Wells
there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I
hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure
of it. If at the end your cheerfulness is not justified, at any
rate you will have been cheerful.
- Shirley MacLaine
of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for
myself... and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my
- Elizabeth T. King
that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the
spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort.
- Harold B. Melchart
your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional
glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many
beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.
- William James
greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his
life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle
of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the
world -- making the most of one's best.
- William James
out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most
deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice
which says, "This is the real me," and when you have
found that attitude, follow it.
- W. L. Shirer
true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition
of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is hard to
achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection
and contemplation and self-discipline.
- Charles F. Dole
is the mightiest practical force in the universe.
- Thomas Carlyle
us, O give us, the man who sings at his work! Be his occupation
what it may, he is equal to any of those who follow the same
pursuit in silent sullenness. He will do more in the same time
-- he will do it better, he will persevere longer. One is
scarcely sensible of fatigue whilst he marches to music.
- Nicholas Murray Butler
is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of
courage and true progress.
- Sir William Osler
will sustain you more potently than the power to recognize in
your humdrum routine, as perhaps it may be thought, the true
poetry of life.
- Lord Avebury
us can, if we choose, make this world either a prison or a
- William James,
be afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your
belief will help create the fact.
- Theodore Roosevelt Eliot
doing your work in the great world, it is a safe plan to follow
a rule I once heard on the football field: Don't flinch, don't
fall; hit the line hard.
- Sir Winston Churchill
resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In
- Betty Smith
everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or
Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see.
Daily prayer will diminish your cares.
Giving is sowing and God promises a harvest!
Most people want to serve God-- but only in an advisory capacity.
Problems are those things we see when we take our eyes off the
you want to go to heaven? Flight instructions given here!
Having truth decay? Brush up on your Bible!
Exercise daily-- walk with the Lord!
rapture is coming, ▄get right or get left!
Smoking won't send you to hell, it'll just make you smell like
you've been there.
be Born Free is a Divine Blessing, To Die Free is a Dutiful
you've got enough of Jesus to get to heaven, you have enough of
Jesus to get you to church.
"Sit In Demonstration This Sunday at 11:00AM"
"The Ten Commandments--- You cant break them but they'll
"Visitors welcomed, Members Expected"
"May your teenage head banger meet The Ageless Heart
Faith that Fizzles before the Finish had a Flaw before the First.
"Men will die, this is sure, sin the cause, Christ the cure.
you don't have anything to pray about, thank God you don't.
Faith goes where eyes can't see.
When you don't witness you just did.
"BORN AGAIN" DOESN'T MEAN "BORN YESTERDAY". .
. COME TO SUNDAY SCHOOL
always find time for the things we value most.
you can't stand the heat-- better make plans to avoid it.
The perfect Church-- for those who aren't.
Redemption: God's recycling plan.
Salvation is free-- but not until you ask for it.
Wisdom is respect for God and making proper decisions.
God answers prayer--- not advice.
Our strength is seen in the things we stand for.
The wages of sin is death-- quit before payday!
"A Bible in the hand is worth two in the bookcase. "
Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.
Decisions can take you out of Gods will but not out of His reach.
Remember the banana-- when it left the bunch it got skinned.
Expect great things from God! Attempt great things for God!
Failure isn't falling down-- it's staying down.
Wisdom has two parts: 1) Having a lot to say. 2) Not saying it.
force is greater then the power of God!
you have a kind thought, share it now!
Fear him who is able to destroy the body and the soul!
Fall seven times--- stand up eight!
Christians are like coals of a fire. Together they glow--- apart
the grow cold---
The thing to spend on your children is 'time'.
For every sin the devil has an excuse.
asked Jesus, how much do you love me. . . and he stretched his
arms wide. . . and died.
God's last name is not "Damn".
"As long as there are tests there will be prayer in
"Attend any AM service and receive a free Y2K compatible
"Life is our gift from God. . . ▄Our gift to God is how we
live our lives!"
Eternal trip to Heaven. . . all expenses paid. Inquire inside!
(Church in Alabama)
God seems far away - ▄who moved?
God does not promise a comfortable journey, only a safe landing.
God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to
Religion is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special
God never closes a door without opening a window.
Hem your day with prayer and it will be less apt to ravel at the
case of nuclear attack-- the ban on praying in school is lifted.
Get a life ! See John 3:16
We're called to stand out! Not blend in!
your life running on empty? Free fillups here every Sunday!
Download your worries, get on-line with God!
God is always on-line! Never a busy signal!
Never give the devil a ride because he'll want to do the driving!
Children brought up in Church are seldom brought up in Court.
the race tract of life make pit stops: Pray, Inspire, Touch!
believe on UFO's: Unity, Forgiveness & Outreach !
Unplugged? ▄'Plugin' and get current ▄with God!
The prodigal son was having a bad 'heir' day!
Prayer is the next best thing to being there.
God bless you, and all whom you love.
you love Jesus --- COME ON IN !
Down in the mouth --- Have a FAITH LIFT
Feeling far from God --- WHO MOVED?
are distributors of the Bread of Life.
"Get out of WordPerfect and get into God's perfect Word.
peaceful heart finds joy in all of lifes simple pleasures.
Cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition!
Re: Video Gambling issue in SC
Vote no to bondage.
not about freedom-- its about addiction.
Freedom is by Grace-- not by gambling--
you're looking for a sign from God-- this is it! (Church in
The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.
How to be Y2K compliant (Philipians 4:6-20): Yield to God's Peace,
Plan, Power & Provision.
The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will
not protect you.
Are you still doubting the Love of God ?
the dark? Follow the son!
Jesus is changing the world-- one life at a time.
"They'll know we are Christians by our love".
Offer 'hospitality' without grumbling.
Too many people clamor for the freedom to do what should not be
WWJD = Walking With Jesus Daily
order to understand GOD, we must stand under GOD (Dr. Stephen
GOD gives and forgives; men get and forget.
Where He guides-- He provides!
"FOR MEMBERS ONLY. Trespassers will be baptized. "
Spring. . . . ▄Gods greeting card.
The greatest Man in history was also the poorest.
Who wants to be a Christianaire?
Morning praise will make your days.
The cross is is God's compass pointing to heaven.
The cross is Gods way of making a plus sign out
your step carefully! Every one else does!
do not fail, they give up trying.
easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
lessen the lesson.
can't slide uphill.
belittle is to be little.
8. To be
good is fine, but to be proud of it ruins the whole thing!
charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases
charity, and is only pride and ostentation. --William Hutton
"Your actions speak so loud I can't hear what you're saying.
After all is said and done-- there's usually more said than done--
who has tact-- has less to retract.
perseverance-- the snail reached the Ark.
sees through a telescope, not a microscope.
a fish stays out of trouble if he keeps his mouth shut.
trying times-- don't quit trying!
Every crisis in life makes us 'bitter' or 'better'-- it's our
clean conscience makes a soft pillow.
Don't crawl when your spirit wants to soar.
Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it.
best surprises often come when we're out of hope.
Profanity is the linguistic crutch of the inarticulate. Lord Byron
Don't let 'out of control people' make you 'out of control'!
you talk by the yard and act by the inch, you might get the foot!
"Doing" flows out of our "Being"!
gift is not a gift 'til given--
There is no right way to do a wrong thing.
you take care of your character, your reputation will
care of itself.
can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.
who is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
fellow who says it can't be done is likely to be
by someone doing it.
Kindness is difficult to give away 'cause it keeps coming back.
who angers you controls you!
too will pass.
There is so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in
of us that it hardly becomes us to talk about the rest of
you don't know where you're going-- you'll probably end
you don't want to be. David Campbell
Goals are dreams with a deadline.
Example is a language anyone can read.
careful of your life lest a child stumble over it.
you stand for nothing you'll fall for anything.
Grouch spreads good will wherever he does not go!
preparation for tomorrow includes good use of today.
Kindness is the oil that reduces the friction of life.
Every home is a school. What do you teach?
Worry is the darkroom in which 'negatives' are developed.
lot of people would do right if they thought it was wrong--
Happiness without reason is the ultimate freedom.
Having a sharp tongue may cut your own throat.
make a living by what we get--, we make a life by what we
if you're on the right tract, you'll get run over if
sit there. Will Rogers
Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent free in your head.
Truth is ! Lies have to be invented.
who is content with little, possesses much.
tongue weighs practically nothing, but few people can hold it.
best way to have the last word is to apologize.
handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter away from danger.
vitamin good for friendship is "B1"
heart is happiest when it's beating for others.
who's tune are you dancing?
men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
Worry---Stewing without doing!
strong fish goes against the flow.
you did have everything-- would you share it?
closed mouth gathers no foot.
'Character' is doing what's right when no one is looking.
radical is someone with both feet planted firmly in the air.
who throws dirt loses ground.
is never afraid of giving too much.
thankful for stumbles for they prevent falls.
kind words today may be cherished by someone forever.
you lose--- don't lose the lesson.
words make good echoes.
Choices have consequences.
even Darwin believes!!
possess much but have little.
ahead-- remember, the ark was built in a drought!
your friends-- but not to pieces.
Smile-- it increases your face value.
the trumpet sounds-- I'm outta here!
content with what you have but never with what you are!
Everything is difficult before it's easy.
who have never failed are men who have never tried.
"Say there is no absolute truth? Are you absolutely sure?"
Children are like mirrors-- they reflect our attitudes.
all about yourself, but don't tell all you know.
things come to the one who waits on himself.
Sunny spirits make even the darkest skies shine.
you are through improving-- you are through.
you scatter thorns-- don't go barefoot.
you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
someone says something untrue about you, you must live
that no one will believe it!
Making a living is not the same as making a life.
you have pains you don't have to be one.
April 1: National Athiests Day
doors are opened with "please" than with keys.
Nothing I do to punish another for hurting me brings me healing.
ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT
HUG: THE IDEAL GIFT! ONE SIZE FITS ALL!
TRYING TIMES ARE TIMES FOR TRYING
YOU CANT HAVE WHAT YOU LIKE, LIKE WHAT YOU HAVE
Life is change. . growth is optional. . choose wisely!
sharp tongue is seldom an indication of a sharp mind.
True character is unveiled in misfortune.
Dreams need some doers!
ease the heartache of another will ease the weight of one's self--
quote reminded me of Dante's quote regarding the "hottest place
in Hell is reserved for those... who remain neutral." When we
turn a blind eye or do not care, we make injustice possible.
"Do not fear your enemies. The worst they can do is kill you.
Do not fear friends. At worst, they may betray you. Fear those who
do not care; they neither kill nor betray, but betrayal and murder
exist because of their silent consent."
young always have the same problem -- how to rebel and conform at
the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents
and copying one another.
is the weak man's imitation of strength."
"The person who knows "how" will always have a job.
person who knows "why" will always be his boss."
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Always remember, you're unique, just like everyone else.
Be nice to the kids. They'll choose your nursing home.
The gene pool could use a little chlorine.
Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.