*I'm just a soul whose intentions are good, Oh Lord! please don't let me be misunderstood*



On life’s journey Faith is Nourishment, Virtuous Deeds are a Shelter, Wisdom is the Light by Day.

We make a Living by what we get; We make a Life by what we give.

Patience with self is Hope. Patience with God is Faith. Patience with others is Love.

He who controls others may be powerful but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.

If you are patient in a moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember anything.

Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.

Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.

Truth is the daughter of TIME.

Talent is God-given .. BE HUMBLE, Fame is man-given .. BE GRATEFUL, Conceit is self-given .. BE CAREFUL

Pray about everything; Worry about Nothing.

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

When our wealth is lost, nothing is lost; When our health is lost, something is lost; When our character is lost, everything is lost.

“Those who live in the sunshine may have faith, but those of us who walk in the shadows must have faith.”

Bliss cannot happen without having any experience of pain with it.

Surviving storms in life requires endurance, perseverance, self-respect and absolute Faith in God.

A Fool says what he knows and a Wise man knows what he says.

A man is not old until his regrets takes place of his dreams.

Words should be weighed, not counted.

Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.

Patience brings roses.

Repetition is the mother of wisdom.

Cast no dirt into the well that gives you water.

Fall down seven times get up eight.

When you’re thirsty, it’s too late to think about digging a well.

No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.

A lake forms drop by drop.

He who ask is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

Behave toward everyone as if receiving a guest.

Don’t set sail on someone else’s star.

He who does not when he can, cannot when he will.

Don’t find fault with what you don’t understand.

A friend’s frown is better than a fool’s smile.

Act honestly, and answer boldly.

Let Deeds match Words.

One does not wash one’s dirty linen in public.

Confessed faults are half mended.

Common sense in uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Before someone’s tomorrow has been taken away, Cherish those you love, Appreciate them today.

Weakness of Attitude becomes Weakness in Character.

Beware of an idiot, who is like an old dress; Every time you patch it, the wind tears it back again.

If you’re willing to admit faults, you have one less fault to admit.

Build a man a fire, he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, he’s warm for the rest of his life.

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.

Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped.

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

If you must reread old love letters, better pick a room without mirrors.

Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes man’s life endurable.

Truth fears no trial.

It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.

The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you refuse to take the turn.

To see what is right and not to do it, is want of courage.

The soul would have no rainbows if the eyes have no tears.

What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.

If you refuse to make straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry.

Don’t make use of another’s mouth unless it has been lent to you.

Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.

When you drink the water, remember the spring.

Call on GOD, but row away from the rocks.

If you scatter thorns, don’t go barefoot.

Rejoice not at thine enemy’s fall – but don’t rush to pick him up either.

One kind word warm three winter months.

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth.

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.

A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s of study of books.

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Tens of thousands of bones will become ashes when one general achieves his fame.

 

You cannot push a cow’s head down unless it is drinking water of it’s own will.

It is wisdom to know others; It is enlightenment to know oneself.

Much talk means much exhaustion, better far it is to keep your thoughts.

He who will not economize will have to agonize.

There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.

Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time, before long she shall appear to vindicate thee.

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.

Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised.

The two most powerful warriors are Patience and Time.

He who knows does not speak; He who speaks does not know.

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

There are only two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Let us serve the world soulfully. The pay we will receive will be in the currency of gratitude. God’s gratitude.

Be more concern with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is really what others think you are.

Never let yesterday use up too much of today.

Justice is always violent to the man offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.

Never of the living can the living judge.  Too blind the affection, or too fresh the grudge.

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

The proud man can learn humility, and he will be proud of it.

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.

A bad man is worse when he pretends to be the saint.

You don’t get in Life what you want; you get in Life what you are.

Change is difficult but often essential to survival.

Other people’s opinion of you doesn’t have to become your reality.

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

The optimist sees the rose and not it’s thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

Every misfortune you encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrow’s good luck.

 

Humility leads to strength and not to weakness.  It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.

Man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can do without.

Love is the only force that can erase the differences between people or bridge the chasms of bitterness.

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

Do not be wise in words — be wise in deeds.

To Change and To Change for the Better are Two Different Things.

True repentance means making amends with the person when at all possible.

Everyone thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.

A lie stands on one leg, truth on two.

If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us.

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.

Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spent it for you.

To everyone is given the key to heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell.

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.

Integrity is telling myself the truth and Honesty is telling the truth to other people.

Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving .. and that’s your own self.

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

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come along.

It is wonderful to be young , but it is equally desirable to be mature and rich in experience.

Things that matter most, must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties, or You alter yourself to meet them.

We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.

Painting is silent poetry, poetry is eloquent painting.

In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading.

We survive on adversity and perish in ease and comfort.

The greatest tragedy that can befall a person is the atrophy of his mind.

If it comes, it is golden; if it doesn’t, it was made of grass.

Make deaf ears to stupid words.

Fields have eyes, woods have ears.

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.

The torch of doubt and chaos, this is what the sage steers by.

God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf.

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.

Fate leads the willing and drags along the unwilling.

Obstacles are a natural part of life, just as boulders are a natural part of the course of the river.The river does not complain or get depressed because there are boulders in its path.

God conceals himself from the mind of man, but reveals himself to his heart.

When God gives hard bread he gives sharp teeth.

Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give
our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too
often as if we take our family for granted.

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final
forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.

We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences
are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are
flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes,
abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.

No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back
on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really
accomplished?

The Moral law begins in the relationship between man and woman, but ends in the vast reaches of the universe.

In the desert of life the wise person travels by caravan, while the fool prefers to travel alone.

Few desires, happy life.

Life is weaker than death, and death is weaker than love.

Loving someone that does not love you is like loving the rain that falls in the forest.

The eye lets in love.

No rose without a thorn, or love without a rival.

If you damage the character of another, you damage your own.

There is nothing hidden between Heaven and Earth.

Hypocrisy is too thin a veil to blind the eyes of the Almighty.

If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.

The Bible is the world’s greatest investment guide; there are no better returns than those that are eternal.

The highest form of wisdom is kindness.

Faith goes up the stairs love has built and looks out the window which hope has opened.

The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.

God gives and forgives. Man gets and forgets.

Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.

No God – No peace. Know God – Know peace.

Don’t doubt in the darkness what God has given you in the light.

The last to be overcome is death, and the knowledge of life is the knowledge of death.

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture your heart.

You grow to heaven. You don’t go to heaven.

We do not remember days, we remember moments.

Have courage for the great sorrows in life, and patience for the small ones.
And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep
in peace, God is awake.

When Satan reminds us of our past, we should remind him of his future.

Some people are born into wonderful families. Others have to find or create
them. Being a member of a family is a priceless membership that we pay
nothing for but love.

The door is closed to prayer unless it is opened with the key of trust.

Just as obedience to the Lord is an indication of our love for him, so is it also a proof of our fear of God.

The Lord, who helped in troubles past, will save us to the very last.

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place,
more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.

A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.

The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.

The greatest trick the devil ever played, was convincing the world he didn’t exist.

Gossip is the Devil’s radio.

Speak the truth and shame the Devil.

The Devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape.

Sins pays horrible wages.

If you do not have brains you follow the same route twice.

Take charge of your attitude.  Don’t let someone else choose it for you.

The more you sweat in Peacetime, The less you bleed during War.

Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

To engage in conflict, one does not bring a knife that cuts – but a needle that sews.

Three feet of ice does not result from one day of freezing weather.

If the roots are not removed during weeding, the weeds will grow again when the winds of Spring blows.

A chattering bird builds no nest.

Move your neck according to the music.

Point at a deer and call it a horse.

Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.

Wealth and rank are what men desire, but unless they be obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.

Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story.

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

Unless you call out, who will open the door?

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

The nobler man first practices what he preaches and afterward preaches according to his practice.

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.

The wise understand by themselves, fools follow the reports of others.

If two ride on a horse, one must ride behind.

True words are not always pretty; pretty words are not always true.

In bad things be slow; in good things be quick.

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.

He who gives alms to the poor faces heaven.

No sweet without sweat.

The danger past, and God forgotten.

Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount.

Cast no dirt into the well that gives you water.

Give your ears to words but do not give your words to ears.

If you have, give; if you lack, seek.

Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.

Goodness shouts. Evil whispers.

The world sees the mouth, God sees the stomach.

When God wishes a man well, he gives him insight into his faults.

Better than the one who knows what is right is he who loves what is right.

Sorrow unexperienced, happiness cannot be tasted.

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

A guilty conscience feels continual fear.

A beautiful burial does not guarantee heaven.

Give your life to God; He can do more with it than you can!

Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.

Borrow causes sorrow.

Prayers go up and blessings come down.

Words show the wit of a man, but actions his meaning.

The truth is not always what we want to hear.

The heaviest thing in the world is an empty pocket.

Sins hide not in your sleep but in your dreams.

If there is bitterness in the heart, sugar in the mouth won’t make life sweeter.

Beware of still water, a still dog, and a still enemy.

Better an honest slap in the face than an insincere kiss.

If you don’t toil, you won’t eat.

The pen wounds deeper than an arrow.

What a fool can spoil, ten wise men cannot repair.

Patience is a virtue that carries a lot of wait!

There’s no insurance against death and poverty.

He that cannot pay, let him pray.

When faithfulness is most difficult, it is most necessary.

Holiness is not freedom from temptation, but power to overcome temptation.

Better a slap from a wise man than a kiss from a fool.

The body is a sponge, the soul an abyss.

You can wash your body but not your soul.

When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order and confusion to clarity. It can turn
a meal into a feast, a house into a home and a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes
sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

If you’re prosperous in soul, you’ll be prosperous in whole.

Don’t mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it. If it is unfair, keep from irritation.
If it is ignorant, smile. If it is justified, learn from it.

Very few of us know how much we can put into life if we use it
properly, wisely, and economically. Let us economize our time —
lifetimes ebb away before we wake up, and that is why we do not
realize the value of the immortal time God has given us.

Before our Creator we must be humble and submissive—before men we can be confident
and strong. Those are the qualities God seeks in His children.

The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

Joy is perfect acquiescence—acceptance, rest—in God’s will, whatever comes.

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered
by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much
because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?

There are many things that money cannot buy.
Money can buy: A crucifix but not a Savior. A church building but not heaven.

A lie comes back sooner or later

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

A person who will not take advice gets knowledge when trouble overtakes him.

Abundance does not spread; famine does.

A fault confessed is half redressed.

A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.

Willing is a good man, but Able is a better one.

Unless you know the road you’ve come down, you can not know where you are going.

To know and not do is not yet to know.

It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.

Better to sit all night than to go bed with a dragon.

A fair face may hide a foul heart.

When the pain has passed one forgets the medicine.

People say that time goes by; time says that the people go by.

Blood is inherited; character is earned.

He who abandons his family, God forsakes him.

Proverbs in conversation are torches in darkness.

Borrowed bread lies heavy on the stomach.

No wind is too cold for lovers.

Only when you have eaten a lemon do you appreciate what sugar is.

Fools love not the wise, drunkards love not the sober.

To fight once shows bravery, but to fight all the time is stupid.

A person who doesn’t know but knows that he doesn’t know is a student; teach him. A person who knows but who doesn’t know what he knows is asleep; awaken him. But a person who knows and knows that he knows is wise; follow him.

 

If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart.

Seek counsel of him who makes you weep, but not of him who makes you laugh.

Cultivate a heart that knows no anger.

Before healing others, heal yourself.

There is no day without its night.

Change yourself and fortune will change with you.

Clear accounts make for long friendships.

Better to lose a minute in your life than to lose your life in a minute.

No matter how fast moonlight runs, daylight catches up.

Intelligence is a fruit picked in the neighbor’s garden.

You can lock your door from a thief, but not from a damned liar.

A man who believes that he can do everything, let him dig a grave and bury himself.

The fool is thirsty in the midst of water.

A travelled child knows  better than the old man who sits at home.

When the music stops, a deaf person continues to dance.

The one who derides others, gets derided too.

When ale goes in, the wit goes out.

A satisfied person does not  know what a hungry one feels.

Sweet and Sour walk hand in hand.

The sore is cured but the scar remains.

A mother is like a kernel, crushed by problems but strong enough to overcome them.

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