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The Bible: He wrote it - we quote it! Why quote others?

Bees gather honey from a lot of flowers so speakers need to gather nectar from a lot of sources

If you haven’t struck oil in the first three minutes, stop boring – George Jessel

The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own – Charles Spurgeon



E-Clips . . . quotes gathered through
three decades of Kris’ reading and study

updated 1/1/15



Tact is the art of building a fire under people without making their blood boil

Tact knows how to step on another guy’s toes without messing up his shine

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves - Abraham Lincoln

Never use a tank to kill a mosquito - Mike Murdock

Let’s deal with others using a chisel, not a ball bat

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause - Mark Twain

Tact is powdering your own no’s

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity is in knowing when to forego an advantage

A polite man is one who listens with interest to things he knows all about, when they are told him by a person who knows nothing about them - De Morny


If attitude were everything, then the only thing that would separate me from a successful singing career would be the belief that I can do it. But trust me, there is another factor that stands in my way: talent. If you’ve watched the reality show American Idol, then you know what I mean - John Maxwell


Congress passes the bills, we pay the bills

April 15th is the day we all feel bled, white and blue

With real estate taxes, a man’s home is his hassle

It is interesting that the federal government provides a single refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890.00 and each can also get an additional $580.00 in social assistance for a total of $2,470.00. This compares very well to a single pensioner who after contributing to the growth and development of America for 40 to 50 years can only receive a monthly maximum of $1,012.00 in old age pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement

THE and IRS spells THEIRS

The government would have to lose a dollar a second for 32,000 years to lose a trillion dollars

A billion seconds ago was 1959. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive. A billion days ago no one walked on two feet on earth. A billion dollars ago for the US Treasury was 8 hours and 20 minutes

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it - Ronald Reagan

Income tax has made more liars out of Americans than has golf - Will Rogers

If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation - Rush Limbaugh

Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down - Robert Orben

A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take from you everything you’ve got - Barry Goldwater

Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets - Ronald Reagan

It's been said that taxation is the art of plucking feathers without killing the bird.  It's time they realized the bird just doesn't have any feathers left - Ronald Reagan

Government is like a big baby - an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other - Ronald Reagan

When one man receives without working, another man has to work without receiving…You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it - John Hagee

I’m proud to be a tax paying American, but I could be just as proud for half the money - Arthur Godfrey

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin - Mark Twain

God put the Republican Party on earth to cut taxes. If they don’t do that, they have no useful function - Pat Buchanan


The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires - William Arthur Ward


He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever - Chinese Proverb

At 18 our convictions are hills from which we look; at 45 they are caves in which we hide - F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you are teachable you are reachable


Michael, if you can't pass, you can't play - Coach Dean Smith to Michael Jordan in his freshman year at UNC

There is no "I" in "TEAMWORK"

TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More

We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately - Ben Franklin

The whole is greater than the sum of the parts

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it - H.E. Luccock

None of us is as smart as all of us - Ken Blanchard

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit - Harry Truman

WE is stronger than ME

It is the banana that gets separated from the bunch that gets skinned and eaten

The strength of the team is each individual member...the strength of each member is the team - Coach Phil Jackson

To say my fate is not tied to your fate is like saying, "Your end of the boat is sinking" - Hugh Downs

Individuals score points, but teams win games - Zig Ziglar

Relationships need to change from parasitic to symbiotic

Three things I'd say to a team to help hold them together: If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it - Paul "Bear" Bryant

Speed is not your fastest, but your slowest man. No back can run faster than his interference - Jock Sutherland

For every pass I caught in a game, I caught a thousand in practice - Don Hutson

If I miss one day of practice, I notice it. If I miss two days, the critics notice it. If I miss three days, the audience notices it - Jan Paderewski

Losers have tons of variety. Champions just take pride in learning to hit the same old boring winning shots - Vic Braden

The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion - Jean Claude Killy

I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion" - Muhammad Ali

The strength of the team is each individual member; and the strength of the individual is the team - Phil Jackson

Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships - Michael Jordan

Where there’s a will there’s a way; where there’s a team there are a lot of ways


My teenage son is finally at peace with himself, but he still fights with everyone else

If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance - Al Bernstein

When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot - Larry Lujack

Mother Nature is providential.  She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers - William Galvin

Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years - Mark Twain

I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do now - Will Rogers

Curbing your emotions doesn’t mean parking by the roadside

At five they have all the questions, at eighteen they have all the answers


Don’t you wish there was just a knob that could turn up intelligence? There is one that says “brightness” but it doesn’t work - Gallagher

The TV media is like a factory chimney belching black sooty pollution out into the air. We have to wear a gas mask to keep from inhaling the foul social diseases of this wicked age

Television: The device that brings into your living room characters you would never allow in your living room - Red Skelton

TV characters drink from 3.5 to 4 times per hour. For every time coffee is drank once on TV liquor is drank 10 times. For every time milk is drank once, liquor is drank 44 times. Water once, liquor 48 times

An 18 year-old will have averaged 15,000 hours in front of the TV. Internet is cutting into that figure

TV has moved from comedy to tragedy. It mesmerizes then desensitizes. It starts with Keystone Cops and ends with NYPD Blue. It starts with “Father Knows Best” and ends with Roseanne. It starts with Ward Cleaver and ends with Al Bundy

Back then Israel fought the Midianites, now we fight the Media-nites


If you want to know the temperature of a church, put a thermometer in the pastor’s mouth. The church won’t raise above his level

We need hot hearts, not hot heads. We need preachers that run a spiritual temperature

As one said, we’ve got lots of degrees in today’s church but not much temperature

The spiritual mercury has dropped to sub-zero readings in many of today’s church thermometers

Who wants to marry a frigid bride. We are the bride of Christ and Jesus said, “I would thou wert hot”

Whatever happened to Spurgeon’s church? It once seated 3,600, then they cut it down to 500. Now it runs around 200

Jesus demands that we be hot or cold or else spit out of His mouth. We had better be a fireball or a snowball or else we will be a spitball!


Sometimes a good run is better than a bad stand - TD Jakes

The line of least resistance makes crooked rivers and crooked men

The four temptations of Christ were 1) serve thyself, 2) show thyself, 3) spare thyself, 4) save thyself

The devil is having a final going out of business sale and he’s coaxed a lot of Christians to run around shopping for bargains

If you can’t say no to the king’s meat you will never say no to the king’s idol

There is no magnet on earth as strong as peer pressure - Charles Swindoll

The ancient Greeks told a story of a warrior named Achilles. His mother had been warned that he would die of a wound, so she dipped him as an infant in the river Styx. That was supposed to make him invincible. But she held him by one heel which the protective waters didn't cover. And it was through that heel that he received his fatal wound

Satan is a trophy hunter - Saul, Judas, Samson, Demas, etc

The assistant said that he always did his socializing in a group setting and concluded that “there is safety in numbers.” The wise pastor replied, “Yes, that is so, but there is more safety in Exodus!”

It has been a primary strategy of Satan through the ages to tempt man to grasp for himself what the Lord ultimately intends to give him anyway - Rick Joyner


If you can take it, you can make it

The only way around is through - Robert Frost

Face the music and one day you will lead the band

If you want your place in the sun you will have to put up with some blisters - Abigail Van Buren

Don’t walk into barracuda infested waters if you’re not willing to get chewed on

A successful man can build a firm foundation out of the bricks that others throw at him

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting - Christopher Morley

A man who wants to lead the orchestra has got to turn his back on the crowd

It’s not how far you fall but how high you bounce that makes the difference

90% of small businesses fail the first year. 80% of those that remain close within 5 years and 80% of those aren’t open after ten years. It takes guts to hold on to a dream

In the future you’ll either be the one making it happen, the one watching it happen or the one asking, “What happened?”

The road to success is uphill so don’t expect to set any speed records

We’re all like tea bags, not worth much until we find ourselves in some hot water

If you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain - Dolly Parton


James Madison, the 4th President of the United States said this, "We stake the future of this country on our ability to govern ourselves under the principles of the Ten Commandments."

As you walk up the steps to the Capitol Building which houses the Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view - it is Moses and the Ten Commandments. As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door. As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall right above where the Supreme Court judges sit a display of the Ten Commandments! There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.

In the Stowe v. Graham 1980 KY Supreme Court case on the Ten Commandments posted on a school bulletin board, the verdict was - “they might read, venerate and obey them…”

Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Father of our country said, "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians...not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ". Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777. Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies. Thomas Jefferson worried about that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law an oligarchy…the rule of few over many.


If the grass in your yard is up to your waist don’t tell your neighbors you are a Christian


If you are in the pits remember that PIT stands for Prophet In Training!

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it - Sir Winston Churchill


Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend - Shakespeare

Unthankfulness is theft - Martin Luther

At the height of his popularity, Rudyard Kipling was one of the most widely read authors of all time.  At one point it was estimated that each word he had in print was worth twenty-five shillings. A group of students at Oxford University pooled their change and sent twenty-five shillings to Kipling. The accompanying letter read, "Send us your best word." Before long, the reply came. With great anticipation, the students opened the envelope from Kipling to find a single word printed on the piece of paper. It simply said, "Thanks."

An elderly man in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; 45 years of misery is enough." "Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams. "We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the old man says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her." Then he hangs up. Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like heck they're getting divorced," she shouts, "I'll take care of this." She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at the old man, "You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay," he says, "They're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own fares"

If we would stop to think more we would stop to thank more - John Mason

If we get everything we want, we will soon want nothing that we get - Vernon Luchies

Whatever we think about and thank about we bring about - John DeMartini

Every man knows that when his wife is appreciating him for the little things that he does, what does he want to do? He wants to do more. It’s always about appreciation. It pulls things in. It attracts support - John Gray 

The noblest of dogs is the hot dog; it feeds the hand that bites it

He who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bestows should never remember it - Charron


We are to be spiritual customs agents searching the content of every incoming thought (Phil 4:8)

As nothing is easier than to think, so nothing is more difficult than to think well - Thomas Traherne

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices - William James

A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled - Plutarch

I have great faith in fools, self-confidence my friends call it - Edgar Allan Poe

I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory

Reexamine all that you have been told in school, or in church or in any book. Dismiss whatever insults your soul - Walt Whitman

Somewhere between apathy and anarchy lies the thinking human being – Rod Serling

As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious - Will Durant

Chance favors the prepared mind - Louis Pasteur

The problems we face today cannot be solved on the same level of thinking we were at when we created them - Albert Einstein

He who laughs last thinks slowest!

We think 50,000 thoughts a day

The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be the boss - John Maxwell

Learning to write is learning to think. You don’t know anything clearly unless you can state it in writing - Senator S. I. Hayakawa

When you hear someone say, “This is just off the top of my head”, expect dandruff - John Maxwell

More gold has been mined from the thoughts of man than ever has been taken from the earth – Napoleon Hill

Good thoughts can never produce bad results; bad thoughts can never produce good results - James Allen

I knew that I could become a collector of thoughts more easily than I could become a creator of thoughts. After all, wasn’t it the great inventor Thomas Edison who stated, “Originality is the art of concealing your source?” - John Maxwell

You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration - James Allen

To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection - Jules Henri Poincare

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been a deep thinker and stuff - Billy Ray Cyrus

Think like a man of action; act like a man of thought - Henri-Louis Bergson

You have to think anyway, so why not think big? - Donald Trump

You can’t think wrongly and live rightly

Life consists of what a man is thinking about all day - Ralph Emerson

Unsuccessful people focus their thinking in survival. Average people focus their thinking in maintenance. Successful people focus their thinking in progress - John Maxwell

You can’t stop people from thinking, but you can start them - Frank Dusch

You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you - James Allen

Nothing limits achievement like small thinking. Nothing expands possibilities like unleashed thinking - William Ward

Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date.

I can give you a six-word secret for success: Think things through, then follow through - Eddie Rickenbacker

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones – John Maynard Key

You can have a clean heart but an empty head. You can be right, but not bright - Mike Murdock

We eat from the garden of our thoughts so don’t grow anything you are not willing to eat

We should not only use all the brains we have, but all that we can borrow - Woodrow Wilson

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking - General George S. Patton, Jr.

Thinking like we (always) have is what got us where we are. It is not going to get us where we are going - Albert Einstein

Stinking thinking

When asked what is wrong with modern man Albert Schweitzer said, “He can’t think”

Many need a checkup from the neck up

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The right train of thought will take you to a better station in life - John Mason

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice - Albert Einstein

I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking - Albert Einstein

I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells - Dr. Seuss

Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear - Thomas Jefferson

I repeat, you must lay aside all prejudice on both sides, and neither believe nor reject anything, because any other persons, or description of persons, have rejected or believed it. Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven, and you are answerable, not for the rightness, but uprightness of the decision - Thomas Jefferson

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man - Thomas Jefferson

“We don’t want the people to think”, said Chinese officials. “We want them to learn. We want them to listen. We want them to obey. But if the people are motivated to think for themselves, we’re going to have anarchy. We’ve got a billion people here!” - Robert Schuller

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in - Alan Alda

What luck for rulers, that men do not think - Adolph Hitler

Impartial observers from other planets would consider ours an utterly bizarre enclave if it were populated by birds, defined as flying animals, that nevertheless rarely or never actually flew. They would also be perplexed if they encountered in our seas, lakes, rivers, and ponds, creatures defined as swimmers that never did any swimming. But they would be even more surprised to encounter a species defined as a thinking animal if, in fact, the creature very rarely indulged in actual thinking - Steve Allen

Get your head around salvation and get salvation around your head - Brian Houston

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind - Leonardo da Vinci

At a certain age some people's minds close up; they live on their intellectual fat - William Lyon Phelps

Ya think?

Too often we...enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought - John F. Kennedy

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking - Voltaire

He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave - William Drummond

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? - Winnie the Pooh

You can’t think your way into right acting but you can act your way into right thinking

The best cure for a sluggish mind is to disturb its routine - William H. Danforth

People generally quarrel because they can't argue - G.K. Chesterton


You can spend your life any way you want to but you can only spend it once - Dwight Thompson

Time can’t be stopped, it can’t be stored and it can’t be stolen - it can only be redeemed

He who every morning plans the transactions of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life - Victor Hugo

Most time is wasted, not in hours, but in minutes. A bucket with a small hole in the bottom gets just as empty as a bucket that is deliberately emptied - Paul J. Meyer

Time is like money. It can be wasted, spent or invested

Time is the best teacher but it kills all its students

The very notion of time management is a misnomer. For we cannot manage time. We can only manage ourselves in relation to time. We cannot control how much time we have; we can only control how we use it. We cannot choose whether to spend it, but only how - Alec Mackenzie.

I never met a poor man who valued his schedule. I never met a rich man that didn’t - Mike Murdock

If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with $86,000 that carried over no balance from day to day...Allowed you to keep no cash in your account, and every evening cancelled whatever part of the amount you failed to use during the day, what would you do? Draw out every cent every day, of course, and use it to your advantage! Well, you have such a bank, and its name is TIME! Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it rules off as lost whatever of this you failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balances, it allows no overdrafts. Each day it opens a new account with you. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against tomorrow - unknown

More time is wasted not in hours but in minutes. A bucket with a small hole in the bottom gets just as empty as a bucket that is deliberately kicked over

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon - Susan Ertz

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils - Hector Berlioz

Dr. Herrera asked, “What if you had to pay in advance $100 an hour for the time allotted to you? Would you waste it?”

The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power,
To tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour

With some people you waste an evening, with others you spend it, and with others you invest it

Instead of counting the days, make the days count

Bernard Berenson, an internationally famous art critic, had a zest for life. Even when he was in ill health, he cherished every moment. Shortly before he died at age 94, he said to a friend, "I would willingly stand at street corners, hat in hand, asking passersby to drop their unused minutes into it"

Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week's value out of a year while another man gets a full year's value out of a week - Charles Richards

We face two extremes. Either we say, “I have plenty of time, so what’s the hurry?” or else we say, “I don’t have enough time, so why bother?”

People usually overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in five years - Ted Engstrom

In 1965 Andre-Francois Raffray contracted to buy Jeanne Calment’s apartment for $500 a month, agreed that she could live there until her death. She was 90 at the time. How long could she possibly survive? In 1005 Raffray died of cancer. Now his children are still paying the monthly commitment. Calment was 120 at the time of the article. When asked about reaching 125, she countered, “Why be pessimistic?” (she died at 121)

A major difference exists between the poor, the pauper and the prosperous…the management of time - Mike Murdock

The rich do not receive more than 24-hours and the poor do not receive less than 24-hours - Mike Murdock

If you must kill time, work it to death

He who kills time injures eternity

Some projects waste time. 1. Evaluate, 2. Estimate, 3. Eliminate. If you don’t eliminate you will stalemate

Why is there never enough time to do it right but always enough time to do it over?

The clock passes the time by keeping its hands busy

Something to definitely think about.
To realize the value of twenty years: ask the inmate that has just been released from prison
To realize the value of ten years: Ask a newly divorced couple.
To realize the value of four years: Ask a graduate.
To realize the value of one year: Ask a student who has failed a final exam.
To realize the value of nine months: Ask a mother who gave birth to a still born.
To realize the value of one month: Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of one hour: Ask the lovers that are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of one minute: Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.
To realize the value of one-second: Ask a person who has survived an accident.
To realize the value of one millisecond: Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics

Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. And when your time is up: Make sure you've spent it wisely

Unclutter or prune your life from everything that is not directly related to your dream

Westerners are people with gods on their wrists - Filipino saying

Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your day pay - Mark Victor Hansen

Man asked the Lord, “How much is a million years with You?” Answer, “About a minute”. Man asked, “How much is a million dollars to You?” Answer, “About a dollar”. “Lord, could I have a dollar?” Answer, “In a minute”

What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour - Emerson

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot - Michael Althsuler

One should count each day a separate life - Seneca

“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 spend it for you - Carl Sandburg

Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug - John Lithgow

Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week's value out of a year while another man gets a full year's value out of a week - Charles Richards

Yesterday is a cancelled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely - Kim Lyons

I am definitely going to take a course on time management...just as soon as I can work it into my schedule - Louis Boone

Everyone is given 1440 minutes a day to use. Time can’t be stored, it can’t be stopped and it can’t be stolen – but it can be redeemed. On judgment Day we will be judged for the gap that stands between where we are and where we could have been had we used all the potential and time that we were given

Using one hour each day for a special purpose for an entire year equals 365 hours, or forty-five continuous eight-hour work days, or six weeks

The situation may be desperate, but God isn’t. Time is never our enemy when we are dealing with the eternal one - Jack Hayford

It was said of F.B. Meyer “he divided his life into periods of five minutes then endeavored to make each period count for God”

You cannot turn back the clock, but you can wind it again - John Mason

Give time time!

Never be unemployed, and never be triflingly unemployed - John Wesley

History: You can neither rush it nor slow it. All you can do is ride it - Beth Moore

Jesus served the best wine first because He knew He wasn’t going to be here long

Time rushes by and yet time is frozen. Funny how we get so exact about time at the end of life and at its beginning. She died at 6:08 or 3:46, we say, or the baby was born at 4:02. But in between we slosh through huge swatches of time - weeks, months, years, decades even - Helen Prejean

Your past is history, your future is a mystery. What you have today is a gift, that’s why they call it a present - John Hagee

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order - willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living - Annie Dillard

In terms of days and moments lived, you’ll never again be as young as you are right now, so spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way that deflects regret - Victoria Moran

Dost thou love life? - Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of - Ben Franklin

Dionysius the Elder, being asked whether he was at leisure, replied, "God forbid that it should ever befall me!"

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity - Thoreau

All my possessions for a moment of time - Queen Elizabeth's last words


The good news is: Liberals' anti-war hysteria seems to have run its course. I base this conclusion on Al Gore's lunatic anti-war speech last week. Gore always comes out swinging just as an issue is about to go south. He's the stereotypical white guy always clapping on the wrong beat. Gore switched from being a pro-defense Democrat to a lefty peacenik - just before the 9-11 attack. He grew a beard - just in time for an attack on the nation by fundamentalist Muslims. He endorsed Howard Dean - just as the orange-capped Deaniacs were punching themselves out. Gore even went out and got really fat – just before America officially gave up carbs. This guy is always leaping into the mosh pit at the precise moment the crowd parts. Mark my words: Now that good old Al has come lunging in, the anti-war movement is dead - Ann Coulter

Just because something is right doesn’t mean that it is right now - Keith Moore

You are coming out of your cocoon. You can’t fly yet, but you refuse to crawl - Ronnie Webb

The Wal-Mart door doesn’t open until you get to the door - Ronnie Webb


Are you giving tithes or giving tokens?

There is an Aaron tithe that is given by command and a Melchizedek tithe that is given by love

Don’t trust someone who doesn’t tithe. If he will steal from God while He’s looking what would he do to you while you’re not looking? - Mike Murdock

Tithe is the circumcision process of your financial life - Mike Murdock

“Pastor, would you pray with me about tithing?”-“No, the Bible says that not tithing is robbing God and I would never close my eyes in the presence of a thief” - John Hagee

According to Barna Research, only 3% of adults in the U.S. tithe. The rate is even lower in other countries

Failing to tithe is “substance abuse”

The latest sign to appear in Baptist churches now says, "Put a tither in your tank!" - Ray Stedman


In essentials, unity, in doubtful questions, liberty, in all things charity - John Wesley

Teamwork makes the dream work

My biggest thrill came the night that Elgin Baylor and I combined for seventy-three points at the Madison Square Garden. Elgin had seventy-one of them - Rod Hundley

The main ingredient in stardom is the rest of the team - John Wooden

Though we may not see eye to eye we can still walk hand in hand

"These five fingers," says Lucy. "Individually they're nothing but when I curl them together like this into a single unit, they form a weapon that is terrible to behold" - Peanuts comic strip

There are two ways of being united - one is by being frozen together, and the other is by being melted together - D.L. Moody

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together - Vesta Kelly

The Lone Ranger really wasn’t alone; Tonto was always riding at his side

If I had it to do all over again, I’d get help

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success - James Hunton


Seal your lip with poly-grip

Don’t be hung by your tongue

You can frame your world with your words (Heb 11:3)

Sam Jones spoke of people with tongues so long that they could sit in the parlor and lick bacon grease from the skillet in the kitchen

The reason dog is man’s best friend is because he wags his tail instead of his tongue

Wisdom has an open mind and a closed mouth

While trying on a pair of shoes the customer said, “They feel a bit tight”. The salesman said, “Well, try pulling the tongue out”. The guy replied, “Theyth thtill feewl a bith tighth”.

In deciding whether something should be said or repeated, ask yourself three things, “Is it true?”, “Is it needful?” and, “Is it kind?”

Nothing is…almost always a clever thing to say - humorist Will Durant

A scratch can lead to an infection, an infection to an amputation. Don’t allow little words to cause big infections

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt - Abraham Lincoln

In my present position it is hardly proper for me to make speeches. Every word is so closely noted that it will not do to make trivial ones - Abraham Lincoln

The only edged tool that gets sharper with use is the tongue - Washington Irving

Every lawyer knows it is the final speaker not the first speaker that has best chance of winning the case

If you think twice before you speak once, you will speak twice the better for it - William Penn

The average person speaks around 10,000 words a day yet that same average person does not read one book in a single year? The disparity between our output and input in amazing

Woman said her problem was with her long tongue. Billy Sunday said, “There’s eighteen feet of altar. Lay it down and God will take care of it”

It isn’t the leg muscle that is the strongest muscle in your body; it’s the muscle in your mouth - Charles Swindoll

Philosopher Xanthus serves a meal for guests that was supposed to be the best food available. The host served five courses of tongue cooked in every imaginable way. “Is not the tongue the finest meat, sociability, kindness and encouragement?” Next night the other host served the worst food available, he too selecting tongue. “Is it not the meat of blasphemy, defamation and lying?”

You can say something positive to everybody about everything every time if you want to

Woman said to preacher, “Your tie offends me”. So he took scissors and cut the tie off then turned to her and said, “Woman, your tongue offends me…” She rushed out of the room as he raised the scissors

Just because you’re up in the air harping about something doesn’t make you an angel

There are those with long hair, long dresses, long sleeves and long tongues to match

He had a Mach II mouth and a 20 MPH mind - Keith Moore

A brain is worth little without a tongue - French Proverb

Sign on a mounted largemouth bass - “If I would have kept my mouth shut, I wouldn’t be here

Talking is like playing on the harp; there is as much in laying the hands on the strings to stop their vibration as in twanging them to bring out their music – Oliver Wendell Holmes

The easiest way to save face is to keep the lower half shut

Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence - Spanish Proverb

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing - Robert Charles Benchley

If your lips would keep from slips; five things observe with care,
To whom you speak, of whom you speak, and how, and when, and where

If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it - Earl Wilson

You can always say more but you can never say less, once it is spoken - Keith Moore

Most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself rather than talking to yourself - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet - Ann Landers

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak

What is the difference between a looking glass and a fool? The looking glass reflects without speaking and the fool speaks without reflecting - Robert G. Lee

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence of the fact - George Eliot


I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed - Rush Limbaugh

Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feeling. Everything will be dead inside you. Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves - George Orwell, 1984

And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed - if all records told the same tale - then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past - George Orwell, 1984

If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say this or that even, it never happened - that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death - George Orwell, 1984

Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship - George Orwell, 1984

Disobedience to tyranny is obedience to God - Thomas Jefferson


Tradition is a clock that tells you what time it was - Elbert Hubbard

Tradition is the living faith of those now dead, but traditionalism is the dead faith of those still living - Jeroslav Pelikan

Sacred cows make the best hamburger - Mark Twain.


What we hear through the ear canal we must push through the birth canal


T - temptations, R - reproach, I - injury, A - afflictions, L - loneliness, is met by, F - Fortitude, A - Attitude, I - Integrity, T - Trust, H - Heavenly Hope

The captain had the ship face into the storm to overcome being crushed on the shores. They returned t the shore battered but still afloat only to find al the other ships shattered on the rocks

What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside you - Wayne Dyer

You meet God up on the mountain. You meet the devil down in the valley. You feast on the mountain. You fast in the valley - Louis Greenup

Every adversity is an adventure. Every pain is a pilgrimage. Every trial is a trail. Every problem is a path. Every load is a road - Robert Schuller


The psalm says I will “fear no evil”. It didn’t say I will face no evil

God doesn’t allow trouble into our lives for our destruction but for our instruction

God chooses what we go through; we choose how we will go through it

What does not destroy me makes me stronger - Friedrich Nietzsche

If something can go wrong it will - Murphy's Law. The actual quotation was, If there's any way to do it wrong, he will!

A man named Rudd told what it is like to live at the North Pole during three months of darkness. You never see the sun. He said, "I ached and hungered to see the dawn." Then one morning in February he climbed atop the wind-swept ridge and sat quietly, facing east; the sky was a gray sheet. Then it became a pale blue, which deepened. There was a silent rush of color as the sun
rose. Rudd stood blinking with frozen tears on his cheeks

Do you grumble that the roses have thorns or thank God that the thorns have roses?

When you’re down to nothing God is up to something - John Hagee

A weed is a plant whose virtues have not been discovered - Emerson

He was hung up for your hang up

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened - Mark Twain

Country preacher said “when the Lawd sends us tribulation He ‘spects us to tribulate!”

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones - Don Herold

The person who courts trouble will soon be married to it

What you get the worst of, make the best of

Lion tamer wants tamer lion

To hatch despair just brood over your troubles

Troubles, like babies, grow larger with nursing


In God we trust, all others pay cash

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God - Corrie Ten Boom

When the train goes through a tunnel and the world gets dark, do you jump out?  Of course not.  You sit still and trust the engineer to get you through - Corrie ten Boom

When I can’t trace Him I can still trust Him

A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts - Harold MacMillan

Truth begets trust; trust begets truth

Trust in God, but tie your camel tight - Arab Proverb

There’s no such thing as “half-trust”. The instructor pilot can’t “half” sit next to you during your first solo - Tom Peters

Trust or go bust

The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him - Henry Stimson, US Secretary of Defense, WW II

The things I trust are more things I know than things I believe. Believers know.


If it’s new, it’s not true - if it’s true, it’s not new

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened - Winston Churchill

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are - Malcolm Forbes

We’re like the factory foreman that set his watch each day to the clock in the jeweler’s window. Problem is, the jeweler set his clock to the factory whistle. The dog is chasing his own tail. We need truth

A counterfeit bill can do a lot of good as it passes from hand to hand; but when it gets to the bank, the final place of judgment, it will be rejected - Warren Wiersbe

When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snap back

When at first we practice to deceive we find our kids are not naive

A man once visited his old friend, a music teacher, and said to him in that casual way people have these days, "Hey, what's the good news today?" Without saying a word, the old man walked across the room, picked up a hammer, and struck a tuning fork. As the note sounded out through the room, he said, "That is 'A.' It is 'A' today, it was 'A' five thousand years ago and it will be 'A' ten thousand years from now. The soprano upstairs sings off-key, the tenor across the hall flats his high notes, and the piano downstairs is out of tune." He struck the note again and said, "That is 'A,' my friend, and that's the good news for today!"

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the state to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State - Nazi Dr. Joseph Goebbels

Truth exists, only falsehood has to be invented - George Braque

Two half-truths do not add up to the whole truth

Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle…I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors - Thomas Jefferson

Believe those who are seeking truth, doubt those who find it - Andre Gide

It is easier to believe a lie one has heard a thousand times before, than it is to believe a fact that no one has heard before

If you add to the truth you subtract from it - the Talmud

The least questioned assumptions are often the most questionable - Paul Broca

We don’t generally eat things we find under a rock; we eat things that grow out in the open sunshine - Andy Stanley

(Concerning Holocaust evidence) Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Bending the truth leads to curvature of the spine and God knows we need more backbone today

I seem to have been like a boy playing on the seashore while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me - Isaac Newton

Truth is a whole. There is no plural in Scripture as to truth, that is ‘truths’, but there are aspects of the truth, and no one of these can stand alone - T. Austin Sparks

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being - Jean Jaques Rousseau
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them - Galileo
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - George Orwell
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear - Gandhi
Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is - Winston Churchill

Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense - Bolingbroke

Always accuse your opposition of doing what YOU do - Saul Alinski, "Rules for Radicals

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived and dishonest—but the myth—persistent, persuasive and unrealistic - John F. Kennedy

A Christian asked a theatrical producer why their place draws more people than the church. His answer was quick - “We take fiction and make it believable. You take truth and make it sound like fiction”

I am translucent, not transparent - Dominic Riccitello

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