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Eternal Life


One pair of ears draws a hundred tongues.


The ear is the road to the heart.

French proverb


We have two ears and one mouth that we may listen the more and talk the less.

Greek proverb




A man in earnest finds means, or if he cannot find, creates them.

William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)


A thick skin is a gift from God.

Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967)


Earnestness is not by any means everything; it is very often a subtle form of pious self-idolatry because it is obsessed with the method and not with the Master.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)


Every noble work is at first impossible.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


I will go anywhere-provided it be forward.

David Livingstone (1813-1873)


If you don't invest much, defeat doesn't hurt and winning is not


Dick Vermeil


Recognizing that our cause is, and will be, combated by mighty,

determined and relentless forces, we will, trusting in him who is the

Prince of Peace, meet argument with argument, misjudgment with

patience, denunciations with kindness, and all our difficulties and

dangers with prayer.

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (1839-1898)


The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's


Tommy Lasorda (1927- )


The will is the strong blind man who carries on his shoulders the lame

man who can see.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)


When faced with a mountain, I will not quit! I will keep on striving

until I climb over, find a pass through, tunnel underneath ... or

simply stay and turn the mountain into a gold mine, with God's help.

Robert Harold Schuller (1926- )


Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)


Will is power.

German Proverb




Earth, with her thousand voices, praises God.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)


Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you.

Thornton Niven Wilder (1897-1975)


The only ultimate disaster that can befall us ... is to feel ourselves

to be at home here on earth. As long as we are aliens we cannot forget

our true homeland.

Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990)


The poetry of earth is never dead;

The poetry of earth is ceasing never.

John Keats (1795-1821)


Ah, how unjust to nature and himself

Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man!

Edward Young (1683-1765)


All of creation God gives to humankind to use. If this privilege is

misused, God's justice permits creation to punish humanity.

Saint Hildegarde of Bingen (1098-1179)


Every flower of the field, every fibre of a plant, every particle of

an insect carries with it the impress of its Maker and can-if duly

considered-read us lectures of ethics or divinity.

Sir Thomas Pope Blount (1649-1697)


Everything is perfect coming from the hands of the Creator, everything

degenerates in the hands of man.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)


I shot an arrow in the air-and it stuck.


It is God's world still. It has been given to man not absolutely, but

in trust, that man may work out in it the will of God; given-may we

not say?-just as a father gives a child a corner of his great garden,

and says, "There, that is yours; now cultivate it."

Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)


Let us permit nature to have her way; she understands her business

better than we do.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592)


Man is a complex being; he makes deserts bloom and lakes die.

Gil Stern


Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


The ground is holy, being even as it came from the Creator. Keep it,

guard it, care for it, for it keeps men, guards men, cares for men.

Destroy it and man is destroyed.

Alan Stewart Paton (1903- )


The laws given in the Bible include a scheme for the treatment of the

earth.... \reference{Leviticus 25{Leviticus 25 is the great classic

on the rights of the earth.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)


The pagans do not know God and love only the earth. The Jews know the

true God and love only the earth. The Christians know the true God and

do not love the earth.

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)


The sun, the moon, and the stars would have disappeared long ago had

they happened to be within reach of predatory human hands.

Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)


The world is disgracefully managed; one hardly knows to whom to complain.

Ronald Firbank (1886-1926)


There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need, but not for man's greed.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)


We are told that when Jehovah created the world, he saw that it was

good. What would he say now?

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)


If the Bible agreed with modern science, it would soon be out of date

because, in the very nature of things, modern science is bound to


Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)


In its early stages, science seemed at odds with religion; but this

was merely a token of its immaturity. The more familiar story is that

of scientists who become increasingly aware of the mystery of the

universe and come to religion through knowledge of the limitations of

science. Indeed, how can those who play with the building blocks of

the universe, its atoms and electrons and genes, fail to be touched by

awe? Every victory of science reveals more clearly a divine design in

nature, a remarkable conformity in all things, from the infinitesimal

to the infinite.

David Sarnoff (1891-1971)


One thing I have learned in a long life-that all our science, measured

against reality, is primitive and childlike.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided

missiles and misguided men.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)


Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith and

inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of

faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws-a

thing which can never be demonstrated.

Tryon Edwards (1809-1894)


Science, the sweet talking goddess that but a short time ago smilingly

disposed of the Bible as a trustworthy guide and took the world by the

hand to lead it into a man-made millennium, has turned out to be a

dragon capable of destroying that same world with a flick of her fiery tail.

A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)


Study the sciences in the light of the truth, that is-as before God;

for their business is to show the truth, that is to say, God

everywhere. Write nothing, say nothing, think nothing that you cannot

believe to be true before God.

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)


Within the last century man has leaped ahead in scientific achievement

but has lagged behind morally, with the result that he is now

technically capable of destroying the world and morally incapable of

restraining himself from doing so.

A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)




'Twas Easter Sunday. The full-blossomed trees

Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)


Because he lives I can face tomorrow,

Because he lives all fear is gone.

Because I know he holds the future,

And life is worth the living,

Just because he lives.

William and Gloria Gaither


But because he was once emptied I am each day refilled;

My spirit-arteries pulse with the vital red of love;

Poured out, it is his life that now pumps through my own heart's core.

He bled, and died, and I have been transfused.

Luci Shaw (1928- )


Fools! For I also had my hour;

One far fierce hour, and sweet:

There was a shout about my ears,

And palms before my feet.

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)


Ride on! Ride on in majesty!

In lowly pomp ride on to die;

Bow thy meek head to mortal pain,

Then take, O God, thy power and reign.

Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868)


Spring bursts today,

For Christ is risen and all the earth's at play.

Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894)


The Easter bunny never rose again.

S. Rickly Christian (1953- )


The seed of God stirred, shoved, and sprouted. The ground trembled,

and the rock of the tomb tumbled. And the flower of Easter blossomed.

Max L. Lucado (1955- )


Tomb, thou shalt not hold him longer;

Death is strong, but life is stronger;

Stronger than the dark, the light;

Stronger than the wrong, the right;

Faith and hope triumphant say,

Christ will rise on Easter Day.

Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)


Welcome happy morning, age to age shall say;

Hell today is vanquished, heaven is won today.

Saint Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus of

Poitiers (C. 530-C. 610)




Easy come, easy go.


The girl who is easy to get may be hard to take.

F. Wisely


Easier said than done.




Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31


The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.


Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and

hatred therewith.

Proverbs 15:17


Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

Mark Twain




The easiest way to start an argument these days is to get two economists together.


Economists predict the year ahead will re­ward hard workers. What a frightening out­look for many!


An economist is a man who figures out to­morrow why the things he predicted yester­day didn't happen today.


We could get along better with fewer econo­mists and more economizers.


An economist usually has a plan to do some­thing with somebody else's money.


Economists now say we move in cycles in­stead of running in circles. It may sound bet­ter, but it means the same thing.


An economist can tell you what to do with your money after you've done something else with it.


The average economist thinks he knows more about money than the people who have it.


An economist in Los Angeles recently com­pleted writing a book titled The Short Story of Money. The book contains only seven

words, "Here it is and there it goes."


Economists say we must devalue the dollar. What do they think Congress has been doing the past twenty years?


An economist talks about something he does­n't understand and tries to make you think it's your fault.


An economist is uncertain about the future and hazy about the present.


Economists tell us that we may have to de­value the dollar. What do they think Con­gress has been doing for the past twenty‑five or thirty years?




Millions of Americans are nervous wrecks. They're afraid the President will devalue trading stamps at any moment.


Scientists are working on the ultimate econ­omy car. It will just sit in the driveway and impress the neighbors.


Owning a compact car can be very economi­cal. If you go out with another couple, you have to use their car.


There comes a time when a nation, as well as an individual, must choose between tighten­ing the belt or losing the pants.


A congressman is always in favor of economy, but not when it involves his own district.


Perhaps what's wrong with our economy is that there isn't any.


The only part of our economy that seems to be looking up is living costs.


Our economy has reached the point where a counterfeiter can't even make a profit.


The changing economy has made bill collec­tors of just about everybody.


Experts say our economy is bottoming out. Some of us already know that by the patches on the seats of our pants.


The more government in the economy, the less economy in the government.


Many people don't start economizing until they run out of money.


Have you noticed how delicately balanced the economy is? The minute auto prices go down, gasoline prices go up.


Economizing to some people is not working hard enough to need a deodorant.


The economy is not as bad as we are led to believe. Many merchants report this year's going‑out‑of‑business sales are much better than last year's.


Economy size means large in soap and small in automobiles.


The secret of economy is to live as cheaply the day after payday as you did the day before.


The economy is as confusing as a cross‑eyed Ping‑Pong player. The stock market keeps going down and the supermarket keeps going up.


We never knew what real extravagance was until we had this so‑called planned economy.


Economizing is easier when you're broke.


Don't cheat the Lord and call it economy.


We never knew what real extravagance was until we had this so‑called planned economy.


It is difficult to predict the future of an economy in which it takes more brains to figure out the tax on our income than it does to earn it.


Political economy are two words that should be divorced on the grounds of incompatibility.


Our legislators would practice more economy if they weren't so out of practice.


Modern political theory seems to hold that the best way to keep the economy in the pink is to run the government in the red.


It is poor economy to cut down on schools and use the money later on jails and reformatories.


Some practice economy only with the truth.


The economy is moving so slow these days that the Postal Service is getting jealous.


Our present economy is terrible. We're mak­ing more and more dollars and less and less money.


The way the American economy is going, we'll soon have a system of checks and bounces.


How can political candidates discuss the economy when there isn't any?


Most people might practice economy if they had something left to practice with.


The trouble with today's managed economy is the mismanagement.




Many men are able to solve big problems at the office, but are unable to settle little ones at home.


School and education should not be confused; it is only school that can be made easy.


It's said that society will achieve the kind of education it deserves. Heaven help us if this is true!


It's not so much what is poured into the student, but what is planted, that really counts.


As an educational device, TV rates above everything else. No nation in history has ever known as much as we do about detergents and deodorants.


A balanced economy is one in which there are as many people working as there are striking.


Economy is defined as a reduction in some other fellow's salary.


If you want economy, never let an economic question get into politics.


The only thing wrong with our economy is that nobody wants to economize.


Planned economy is fast becoming calculated extravagance.


A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.


The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.

Will Rogers


Educate a man and you educate an individual--educate a woman and

you educate a family.

Agnes Cripps


Surely the shortest commencement address in history--and for me one

of the most memorable--was that of Dr. Harold E. Hyde, president of

New Hampshire's Plymouth State College. He reduced his message to the

graduating class to these three ideals: "Know yourself--Socrates.

Control yourself-- Cicero. Give yourself--Christ."

Walter T. Tatara


There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an

illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest

expressive genius.

Walt Whitman


Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get

along without education. Education appears to be the thing that

enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence.

A. E. Wiggan


No one can become really educated without having pursued some study

in which he took no interest. For it is part of education to interest

ourselves in subjects for which we have no aptitude.

T. S. Eliot


Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance

it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

Henry Adams


Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to

make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done,

whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be

learned, and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the

last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

Thomas Huxley


Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without

losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Robert Frost


We must reject that most dismal and fatuous notion that education

is a preparation for life.

Northrop Frye


The Romans would never have had time to conquer the world if they

had been obliged to learn Latin first of all.

Heinrich Heine


The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the

individual the burden of pursuing his education.

John W. Gardner


Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to

college, or because they didn't.

L. L. Hendren


All learning has an emotional base.



Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn.

Greek proverb


If you think education is expensive--try ignorance.

Derek Bok


It is the studying that you do after your school days that really

counts. Otherwise you know only that which everyone else knows.

Henry L. Doherty


The purpose of education is to teach oneself how to study on their own.

R. E. Phillips


Educate men without religion and you make them but clever devils.

Duke of Wellington


Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy

to govern, but impossible to enslave.

Henry Peter Brougham


Let's all sympathize with the poor girl who spent four years learning how to behave in polite society and the rest of her life trying to locate it.


An aged grandfather explained why he reads the Bible several hours every day, "You might say I am cramming for my final examination."


Many boys are flunking geometry. They just don't know the angles.


Small children start to school these days with a big advantage. They already know two letters of the alphabet ‑ TV.


Nothing grieves a child more than to study the wrong lesson and learn something he wasn't supposed to.


It's very difficult to teach children the alphabet these days. They think V comes right after T.


Teaching children to count is not as important as teaching them what counts.


A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it.


In the old days students went to college to get an education from the professors, but now it seems like some students think they ought to educate the professors.


It is a thousand times better to have common sense without an education than to have an education without common sense.


Education is a funny thing. At eighteen we knew all the answers ‑ forty years later even the questions confuse us.


Among the few things more expensive than an education these days is the lack of it.


A person should have enough education so he doesn't have to look up to anyone. He should also have enough to be wise enough not to look down on anyone.


Some folks are so highly educated they can bore you on any subject.


A good education is important. It enables you to pick out the most important things to worry about.


Education is what folks have left after they've forgotten most of what they learned in school.


If you get a good education, you can become prosperous ‑ if you marry a rich widow.


Education is a wonderful thing but it doesn't go far enough. It merely teaches a man how to speak, not when.or how long. And neither does it teach him exactly when to shut up.


Everybody should get at least a high school elation ‑ even if they already know every‑ g


Don't call it education unless it has taught you life's true values.


A person isn't educated unless he has learned how little he already knows.


If you think getting an education is expensive, try not getting one.


Abraham Lincoln had great difficulty getting an education ‑ but what can you expect from a guy who didn't play football or basketball?


Since the advent of sex education, the old fellow who drives the local school bus can't tell whether the kids are talking dirty or discussing their lesson assignment!


Adult education got its start in a household with teen‑age children.


Education enables a person to get into more intelligent trouble.


The least expensive education is to profit from the mistakes of others ‑ and ourselves.


Education is what you get from reading the small print in a contract. Experience is what you get from not reading it.

All true education is a delayed‑action bomb, assembled in the classrooms for explosion at a later date.


One way to get an education in a hurry is to drive a school bus.


You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.


An educated person is one who knows a great deal and says little about it.


Education pays less when you are an educator.


Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't.


Many a brilliant young man has his BA and MA, but he's still living with his PA.


Many people don't know what an education could do for them because they've never tried it.


An educated person is one who knows how to be ignorant intelligently.


The chief benefit of education is to discover how little we know.


Education should include knowledge of what to do with it.


An educated man will sit up all night and worry over things a fool never dreamed of.


Education can't make us all leaders ‑ but it can teach us which leader to follow.


Shortchange your education now and you may be short of change the rest of your life.


Education is not received. It is achieved.


An educated man is one who has finally discovered that there are some questions to which nobody has the answer.


Education will broaden a narrow mind, but there is no known cure for a big head.


It is not the I.Q. but the I WILL that is important in education.


A person with a reservoir of knowledge is not well‑educated unless he knows when to turn the spigot on and off.


No man is fully educated until he learns to read himself.


It's what we learn after we know it all that really counts.


May education never become as expensive as ignorance.


The true object of education should be to train one to think clearly and act rightly.


The businessman is coming to realize that education is to business what fertilizer is to farming.


The money saved this year on education will be spent later on jails and reformatories.


Speaking of higher education, here's hoping it doesn't go much higher.


It's a pity so many people get college training without getting an education.


Education is not a head full of facts, but knowing how and where to find facts.


It's not what is poured into a student that counts, but what is planted.


You can always spot an educated man. His views are the same as yours.


An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.


As an educational institution, nothing beats the sock market.


Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.


The trick is to get education out of politics and get it into politicians.


Education is going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty.


Many people were blue and down in the dumps before they became educated. Now they are depressed and despondent.


Education helps you earn more. But not many school teachers can prove it.


Sometimes an adult education begins with a teen‑age marriage.


If a person has no education he is forced to use his brains.


Education means developing the mind, not stuffing the memory.


Not all educated people are intelligent.


By nature all men are much alike, but by education they become different.


Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.


True education enrolls men at the cradle and graduates them at the grave.


Education makes people easy to lead but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.


An intellectual is so smart he doesn't understand the obvious.


Education is knowing what you want, knowing where to get it, and knowing what to do with it after you get it.


We'll be in trouble as long as we pay the best professors less than the worst football coach.


At the rate we're going, the day may come when everybody has a college degree and nobody has an education.


Education is one commodity of which we can never have a surplus.


The mark of an educated man is the ability to make a reasoned guess on the basis of insufficient information.


Education is something you get when your father sends you to college, but it isn't complete until you send your own son.


The roots of education are sometimes bitter, but the fruits are sweet.


Perhaps sex education does have a place in our schools. If that won't get the kids to read, nothing will.


The truly educated man is that rare individual who can separate reality from illusion.


We've had adult education for several thousand years. It's called marriage.


Experience has been described as "Compulsory Education."


A highbrow is one who is educated beyond his intelligence.


A hypochondriac is now attending a medical college in Kansas City. He is studying to be a patient.


The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.


The only known cure for ignorance is education.


A little learning may be a dangerous thing but it's still safer than total ignorance.


The difference between education and intelligence is that intelligence will make you a living.


Nothing makes a little knowledge as dangerous as examination time.


Some students drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.


Only hungry minds can become educated.


The mind is like the stomach. It's not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests.


If people learn from their mistakes, many are getting a fantastic education.


A hundred mistakes are a liberal education ‑ if you learn something from each one.


The best way to stop kids from seeing dirty movies is to label them "Educational."


When the commencement orator tells the graduating class that the world is their oyster, he should also explain the difficulty of cracking the shell.




An efficiency expert is smart enough to tell you how to run your own business, and too smart to start one of his own.


The efficiency expert is a man whose work, if it were done by a woman, would be called nagging.


A layman can't understand why efficiency experts don't go into business for themselves and monopolize the world.


The real efficiency expert is the woman who finds what she wants in her handbag at the first swoop.


An efficiency expert is a man hired by an executive who is too tenderhearted to fire his own employees.


Efficiency experts can cope with everybody's troubles, but not with their own.


The average efficiency expert is a person who has no business of his own to wreck.


An efficiency expert's idea of lowering costs is to cut the other fellow's salary.


The world's work must be done by some of us. We can't all be politicians and efficiency experts.




Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with people who

attempt too much than with those who try too little.

Lee Iacocca


It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

In this life we get nothing save by effort.

Theodore Roosevelt




Put all your eggs in one basket--and watch the basket.

Mark Twain


He who treads on eggs must tread lightly.

German proverb


He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens.

Latin proverb




He who is full of himself, is likely to be quite empty.


When a man tries himself, the verdict is in his favor.


Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.

Benjamin Disraeli


When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a very small package.




The beauty of America is that the average man always thinks he's above average.


A bachelor usually wants one single thing in life ‑ himself!


Egotism is that quality which causes a person to think he's in the groove when he's actually in a rut.


One way to deflate your ego is to read the want ads in the newspapers and discover all the jobs you're not equipped to handle.


Egotism is what makes other people think they're as intelligent as we know we are.


Some people are in sore need of surgery; they need about half of their ego removed.


The emptiest man in all the world is the man who is full of himself.


A stiff neck usually supports an empty head.


Egotism is obesity of the head.


One of the hardest secrets for a man to keep is his opinion of himself.


The bigger a man's head gets, the easier it is to fill his shoes.


A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to comprehend his cleverness and just stupid enough to admire it.


The more praise a man is willing to take, the less he deserves it.


He who toots his own horn has everybody dodging him.


The strange thing is that man is satisfied with so little in himself but demands so much in others.


The cemeteries are full of people who thought the world couldn't get along without them.


You're never going to get anywhere if you think you're already there.


The only thing that can keep on growing without nourishment is an ego.


Some of us veer to the left and some of us swing to the right, but most of us are self‑centered.


Egotism is an internally‑generated anesthetic which enables a conceited person to live painlessly with himself.


Any smart woman Will tell you that the best way to a man's heart is through his ego.


The kind of success that turns a man's head always leaves him facing the wrong direction.


Staring up to admire your halo usually creates a pain in the neck.


The minute a man begins to feel his importance, his friends begin to doubt it.


It's so sad that our ancestors did not live long enough to realize how smart we are.


Egotism is the world's most poorly‑kept secret.


There never was a person with an inflated ego who wasn't full of hot air.


The bigger the head, the smaller the heart.


A man who is self‑centered is off‑centered.


We have observed that many self‑made men made their heads oversize.


When a man gets too big for his "britches," his hat doesn't fit either.


Don't brag and blow; it isn't the whistle that pulls the train.


When a man tries himself, the verdict is usually in his favor.


Some proud folks are always letting off esteem.


The more you speak of yourself, the more you are likely to lie.


Egotism is the ability to see those things in yourself that others cannot see.


Those who are sold on themselves still have to find a buyer's market.


The man who thinks he has no faults has at least one.


Some folks get carried away by the sound of their own voices ‑ but not far enough.


Egotism is a disease that often kills men before they know they have it.


As the chest swells, the brain and the heart shrink.


Egotism is partly enthusiasm ‑ but mostly ignorance.


The bouquet you hand yourself usually looks like weeds to the other fellow.


Egotism is the glue with which you get stuck on yourself.


Many a little squirt thinks he's a fountain of wisdom.


Some folks are like the rooster who thought the sun rose every morning just to hear him crow.


Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.


It doesn't pay to get "stuck up." The peacock of today is the feather duster of tomorrow.


Neither an egg nor an ego is any good until you break it.


There are only two kinds of egotists ‑ those


who admit it and the rest of us. 


An egotist is a man who talks so much about himself that he gives us no time to talk about ourselves.


Some folks are so proud of themselves they can strut sitting down.


An egotist is like a ship in a fog ‑ always blowing his horn.


To hear some snobs talk, you'd think they begat their own ancestors.


An egotistical person persists in telling you things about himself that you had planned on telling him about yourself.


Some people are so egotistical that every time they look in the mirror they take a bow.


An egotist is a person who thinks as much of himself as you think of yourself.


Any egotist will tell you there is no satisfactory substitute for himself.


There's something to be said for the egotist, and he's usually saying it.


No matter what effect the egotist has on others, he always fascinates himself.


The biggest egotist of all is the one who thinks that if he hadn't been born people would wonder why.


An egotist is a guy who keeps holding himself over by popular demand


An egotist is a person who is his own best friend.


When two egotists meet it's a case of an "I" for an "L"


When an egotist doesn't understand something in a book, he decides it must be a misprint.


Pride hides a man's faults to himself and magnifies them to everyone else.


It seems that when a fellow claims to know all the answers some fool comes along and asks the wrong questions.


An egotist is a person who plays too big a part in his own life.


The eyes of an egotist look in instead of out.


An egotist is not necessarily a man who thinks too much of himself; he is a man who thinks too little of other people.


Not even an egotist is all bad. At least he doesn't go around talking about other folks.


An egotist is a man who thinks he's smarter than you are ‑ though you know very well he isn't.


You can always spot an egotist, but seldom soon enough.


An egotist is an inferior person with a superiority complex.


A prominent gentleman in Dayton, Ohio, denies that he is conceited, but says he's absolutely convinced that if he had never been born people would want to know why.


The man doesn't live who has not, at some time, thought he had the elements of greatness in him.


Some men achieve greatness, others are born great, and a few have greatness thrust upon them. The rest of use just think we're great.


Mental cases hardest to cure are those who are crazy about themselves.


Too many people are humble ‑ and know it.


No big ideas ever came from swelled heads.


The fellow who thinks he is full of knowledge is especially annoying to those of us who are.


The more you talk about yourself, the more apt you are to lie.


If your life is an open book, don't bore your friends by reading out of it.


The fellow who is too deeply in love with himself ought to get a divorce.


He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.


You can usually recognize a self‑made man. He has arms long enough to pat himself on the back.


A self‑made man is usually a horrible example of unskilled labor.


You don't have to be much of a musician to toot your own horn.


We are sorely in need of a special encyclopedia with blank pages for the fellow who knows everything.


The only time some people don't interrupt is when you're praising them.


It's not difficult to pick out the best people. They'll help you do it.


People who are carried away by their own importance seldom have far to walk back.


If biologists are right in their assertion that there is not a perfect man on earth today, a lot of personal opinions will have to be altered.


Remember, whenever you're praised to the sky, it's best to keep your feet on the ground.


A song that never gets an encore is when you sing your own praises.


Reputation is a large bubble which bursts when you try to blow it up yourself.


When selling yourself don't misrepresent the goods.


The biggest obstacle many of us stumble over are our own faults.


The trouble with most people is that every time they think, they think only of themselves.


It isn't a woman's will that makes her diet it's her ego.




"I have chosen you." Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is

not that you have got God, but that he has got you. Why is God at work

in me, bending, breaking, moulding, doing just as he chooses? For one

purpose only-that he may be able to say , "This is my man, my woman."

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)


Election is ascribed to God the Father, sanctification to the Spirit,

and reconciliation to Jesus Christ .... The Son cannot die for them

whom the Father never elected, and the Spirit will never sanctify them

whom the Father hath not elected nor the Son redeemed.

Thomas Manton (1620-1677)


God did not choose us because we were worthy, but by choosing us he

makes us worthy.

Thomas Watson (C. 1557-1592)


Many are called but most are frozen in corporate or collective cold,

these are the stalled who choose not to be chosen except to be bought

and sold.

Lee Carroll Pieper


The elect are whosoever will; the non-elect are whosoever won't.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)


This doctrine affords comfort: thy unworthiness may dismay thee, but

remember that thy election depends not upon thy worthiness but upon

the will of God.

Elnathan Parr


When God elects us, it is not because we are handsome.

John Calvin (1509-1564)


A democracy is a system where a fellow who didn't vote can spend the rest of the year kicking about the candidate the other fellows elected.


The cheapest way to have your family tree traced is to run for public office.


People are not against political jokes ‑ they just wonder how they get elected.


Everybody makes mistakes. That's why we keep having political elections.


If we could use the money political candi­dates spend on their campaigns, we could cure a lot of the ills they complain about.


We are sorely in need of a voting machine with a space for "Remarks."


It's useless to try to hold some people to any­thing they say while they're madly in love, drunk, or running for office.


You can't fool all the people all the time, but politicians figure that once every four years is good enough.


Every time a politician expresses a growing concern for something the price goes up.


The election isn't very far away when a can­didate can recognize you across the street.


Wasn't it too bad about the politician in Ohio who ran for reelection unopposed ‑ and lost?


An election year is when a lot of politicians get free speech mixed up with cheap talk.


We are all ready to vote a straight ticket next election ‑ as soon as we can find out which party is straight.


It's about time that voters start electing can­didates for what they won't stand for.


Don't vote a straight ticket unless it's filled with straight men.


We should hold elections every year because there never seem to be tax increases in an election year.


An election year is a period when all the Democrats and all the Republicans devote their time saving the country from each other.


During an election year the political races get rough, and many candidates develop straddle sores.


The guy who never votes is the first to tell you what's wrong with the government.


The whole purpose of any political campaign is to stay calm, cool, and elected.


In this country only half of the voters vote and generally it's the wrong half.


An election is a system which allows us to decide which politicians we prefer to mess things up for us.


The most dangerous vote in America is the vote that is not used.


Ballot boxes in America are more often starved than stuffed.


Be thankful American elections are by bal­lots ‑ not bullets. We count the returns ‑not the remains.


It's nice to have four years between elections. It takes people that long to regain their faith.


During political elections all political parties campaign for better education. When we take a close look at some of the men elected, we have to admit it's needed.


It is reported that someone recently broke into the Kremlin and stole next year's elec­tion.

Russia is just about the only country in the world where nobody sits up all night to see how the elections come out.


Russia is a gambler's paradise; you'd never lose an election bet.




The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is

that which delays them.


To say that he was not at a loss for a word is one of the great

understatements of all time. He was not at a loss for 500,000 words

and we heard 'em, every one.

William Connor




We never forgive those who make us blush.


A stitch in time saves embarrassing exposure.


Nothing is so embarrassing as watching your boss do something you

told him couldn't be done.


An embarrassing moment is spitting out of a car window when it's

not open.


The most embarrassing moment in your life was probably when you spit out of a car win­dow when it wasn't open.


It's always embarrassing for a man to run unexpectedly into a girl he was once engaged to.


The height of embarrassment is when two eyes meet at the same keyhole.


Real embarrassment is when you tell a girl her stockings are wrinkled when she's not wearing any.


Nothing is quite as embarrassing as watching your boss do something you assured him couldn't be done.


It is extremely embarrassing to come to your senses and find out you haven't any.


Parents are always embarrassed when their children tell lies, but sometimes it's even worse when they tell the truth.


Poise is often being too stupid to know you should be embarrassed.


If thoughts could be read, faces might be red­der.


The most embarrassing moment in your life was probably when you spit out of a car win­dow when it wasn't open.


It's always embarrassing for a man to run unexpectedly into a girl he was once engaged to.


The height of embarrassment is when two eyes meet at the same keyhole.


Real embarrassment is when you tell a girl her stockings are wrinkled when she's not wearing any.


Nothing is quite as embarrassing as watching your boss do something you assured him couldn't be done.


It is extremely embarrassing to come to your senses and find out you haven't any.


Parents are always embarrassed when their children tell lies, but sometimes it's even worse when they tell the truth.


Poise is often being too stupid to know you should be embarrassed.

If thoughts could be read, faces might be red­der.




When dealing with people remember you are not dealing with

creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling

with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity.

Dale Carnegie


By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by

repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou;

encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.

Joseph Collins


It is easier to manufacture seven facts out of whole cloth than one emotion.

Mark Twain


Employee Relations


Much outcry, little outcome.



Few men ever drop dead from overwork, but many quietly curl up and

die because of undersatisfaction.

Sydney Harris


Respect a man, he will do the more.

James Howell


Don't mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge

everyone and everything for yourself.

Henry James


The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James


Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter

how slow.



A smile in giving honest criticism can make the difference between

resentment and reform.

Philip Steinmetz




A dairymaid can milk cows to the glory of God.

Martin Luther (1483-1546)


Millions of Americans aren't working, but thank heaven they've got jobs.


A certain boss when asked how many people work for him replied, "About half of them."


It isn't the number of people employed in a business that makes it successful. It's the number working.


If coffee breaks get much longer, employees will be late for quitting time.


Colleges try to find out what their graduates do after graduation. Employers are trying too.


White House employees are no longer permitted to use the polite expression "Pardon me."


The best employees work for their employers as though they were self‑employed.


When a distillery employee works overtime, does he get time and a Fifth?


If things don't change for the better, the day is not far off when employees will demand the deductions instead of the pay.


An employee in Chicago stretched his coffee break all the way to the unemployment office.


There is something all employees should know. There is a big difference between finishing a job and wrecking it.


Most employees would get more work done if they didn't have to spend so much time filling out work schedules.


The executive most hated by those around him is the one who is always annoying office workers by asking them to do something.


Nothing improves a joke more than telling it to your employees.


You may know more than your employer, but his knowledge pays off.


Executives of large industrial firms are looking for men between twenty‑five and thirty with forty years of experience.


Some workers are trying to make both weekends meet.


It's predicted that in twenty years people will work two days a week and relax five. Some employers think that's happening now.


A few years ago to work ten hours a day was called economic slavery.

Today it is called moonlighting.


A servant that is diligent, honest, and good,

Must sing at his work like a bird in the wood.


Absence of occupation is not rest,

A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.

William Cowper (1731-1800)


An astronaut is the only man who runs around in circles-and gets



Duty does not have to be dull. Love can make it beautiful and fill it with life.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)


Each individual has his own kind of living assigned to him by the Lord

as a sort of sentry post.

John Calvin (1509-1564)


Few men ever drop dead from overwork, but many quietly curl up and die

because of undersatisfaction.

Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986)


Give us, oh, give us, the man who sings at his work! He will do more

in the same time, he will do it better, he will persevere longer. One

is scarcely sensible of fatigue while he marches to music.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest.

Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881)


God gives no linen, but flax to spin.

German Proverb


God gives the birds their food, but they must fly for it.

Dutch Proverb


God says, "Rise up and I shall rise with you." He does not say, "Sleep

and I shall feed you."

Arabian Proverb


Heaven is the Christian's vocation and therefore he counts all earthly

employments as avocations.

Sir Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)


If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man

does more than is required of him, he is a free man.

Chinese Proverb


If the Almighty had ever made a set of men that should do all the

eating and none of the work, he would have made them with mouths only

and no hands; and if he had ever made another class that he intended

should do all the work and no eating, he would have made them with

hands only and no mouths.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)


If you don't want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so

that you won't have to work.

Ogden Nash (1902-1971)


If you would have good servants, see that you be a good master.


In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, it is our duty.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430)


In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things

are needed: they must be fit for it, they must not do too much of it,

and they must have a sense of success in it.

John Ruskin (1819-1900)


Labor is but refreshment from repose.


Labor: a powerful medicine.

Saint John Chrysostom (C. 347-407)


Monday-through-Friday employment is pure, it's sacred-just as sacred

as your Sunday activities.

Charles R. Swindoll (1934- )


Never fall out with your bread and butter.

English Proverb


No life can be dreary when work is delight.

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)


No one can make a real masterpiece of life until he sees something

infinitely greater in his vocation than bread and butter and shelter.

Orison Swett Marden


No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.

Samuel Goldwyn (1882-1974)


Nothing is more dangerous than discontinued labor; it is habit lost. A

habit easy to abandon, difficult to resume.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)


Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

Henry Ford (1863-1947)


Nothing is work unless you would rather be doing something else.

Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)


Oh, let us love our occupations,

Bless the squire and his relations,

Live upon our daily rations,

And always know our proper stations.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)


Our forefathers succeeded because their goal was not material wealth

alone but glory to God. Their mundane work was as sacred as the

frontier parson's. They believed whatever they did was God ordained.

Tom Haggai


People used to need rest after work; today they need exercise.


Plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and



Quality workmanship is not expensive; it's priceless!


Spin carefully-spin prayerfully, but leave the thread to God.


The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.


The highest reward of a man's labor is not what he gets for it, but

what it does for him.

John Ruskin (1819-1900)


The outstanding mistake of the employer is his failure to realize that

he is dealing with human material.

Roger Ward Babson (1875-1967)


The perfect job: the responsibility of an office boy, the hours of an

absentee, and the income of an executive.


There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds

the job.

George Crane


There is no work better than another to please God; to pour water, to

wash dishes, to be a cobbler, or an apostle, all is one; to wash

dishes and to preach is all one, as touching as the deed, to please God.

William Tyndale (C. 1494-1536)


We work to become, not to acquire.

Elbert Green Hubbard (1856-1915)


When you are working for others, let it be with the same zeal as if it

were for yourself.

Confucius (C. 551-479 B.C.)


Work is easy-for those who like to work.

Jewish Proverb


Work should be looked upon, not as a necessary drudgery to be

undergone for the purpose of making money, but as a way of life in

which the nature of man should find its proper exercise and delight

and so fulfill itself to the glory of God.

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)




Boredom has made more gamblers than greed, more drunkards than thirst,

and perhaps as many suicides as despair.

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)


Boredom: the consciousness of a barren, meaningless existence.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)


Boredom: what happens when we lose contact with the universe.

John Ciardi (1916-1986)


Somehow or other, and with the best intentions, we have shown the

world the typical Christian in the likeness of a crashing and rather

ill-natured bore-and this in the name of one who assuredly never bored

a soul in those thirty-three years during which he passed through the

world like a flame.

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)


There are no uninteresting things; there are only uninterested people.

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)


We all denounce bores, but while we do so, let us remember that there

is nobody who isn't a bore to somebody.

John Alfred Spender (1862-1942)


What a bore it is, waking up in the morning always the same person. I

wish I were unflinching and emphatic and had big, bushy eyebrows and a

message for the age. I wish I were a deep thinker or a great


Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946)


When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)




A good word costs no more than a bad one.

English Proverb


Apt words have power to assuage

The tumors of a troubled mind

And are as balm to fester'd wounds.

John Milton (1608-1674)


Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after

censure is as the sun after a shower.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)


Don't point a finger-hold out a helping hand.


Don't rely on the broken reed of human support.

Asher Ben Jehiel (1250-1327)


Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.

George M. Adams (1878-1962)


He climbs highest who helps another up.

Zig Ziglar


How many people stop because so few say, "Go!"

Charles R. Swindoll (1934- )


Is anyone happier because you passed his way? Does anyone remember

that you spoke to him today?


It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.

Lena Horne (1917- )


More people fail for lack of encouragement than for any other reason.


Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)


Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be


William James (1842-1910)


The men who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who

encourage more than criticize.

Elisabeth Harrison


The small change of human happiness lies in the unexpected friendly



We blossom under praise like flowers in sun and dew; we open, we reach, we grow.

Gerhard E. Frost


We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.

Ben Sweetland


When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a

pound of preaching.

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)


A slap on the back often pushes out the chest.


A slap on the back doesn't always mean encouragement ‑ mosquitoes get it too!


Encouragement is like premium gasoline. It helps to take the knock out of living.


Pat others on the back, not yourself.


The best thing to do behind a person's back is pat it.


A pat on the back, though only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, is miles ahead in results.


Don't forget that a pat on the back can cause a chin to go up and shoulders to go back.


Patting a fellow on the back is the best way to get a chip off his shoulder.


A friend will strengthen you with his prayers, bless you with his love, and encourage you with his hope.


Keep your ideals high enough to inspire you, and low enough to encourage you.




A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Baltasar Gracián y Morales (1601-1658)


Better is the enemy of good.

Italian Proverb


Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies

within us.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)


Do not fear when your enemies criticize you. Beware when they applaud.

Vo Dong Giang


A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his


Baltasar Gracian


He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our

skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

Edmund Burke


Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.

Malayan proverb


You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means

he uses to frighten you.

Eric Hoffer


The space in a needle's eye is sufficient for two friends, but the

whole world is scarcely big enough to hold two enemies.

Solomon Ibn Gabirol


There's nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.



Love your enemies.

Matthew 5:44


The art of leadership . . . consists in consolidating the attention

of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing

will split up that attention.

Adolf Hitler


Enemies are so stimulating.

Katharine Hepburn


To have a good enemy, choose a friend: he knows where to strike.

Diane de Poitiers


I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for

their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man

cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde


Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.

Mao Tse-tung


Speak well of your enemies, sir, you made them.

Oren Arnold


You have many enemies that know not why they are so, but, like to

village-curs, bark when their fellows do.

William Shakespeare


Man is his own worst enemy.



If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat.

Proverbs 25:21


A man's greatness can be measured by his enemy.


Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.

Benjamin Franklin


Even from a foe a man may learn wisdom.

Greek proverb


His must be a very wretched fortune who has no enemy.

Latin proverb


Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.



Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from

rust in the movable parts of his mind.

Gene Fowler


Nothing would more contribute to make a man wise than to have

always an enemy in his view.

Lord Halifax


Even the mean man has his value. You can learn from him how not to live.


He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our

skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797)


If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in

each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)


It is my rule, from experience, to remember my friend may become my

enemy, and my enemy my friend.

Sophocles (C. 496-406 B.C.)


It is never wise to underestimate an enemy. We look upon the enemy of

our souls as a conquered foe, so he is, but only to God , not to us.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)


Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces pent up

within him.

Ernest Jones (1879-1958)


Men who walk in the ways of God would not grieve the hearts even of

their enemies.

Sa'di (Thirteenth Century)


Never cease loving a person and never give up hope for him, for even

the Prodigal Son who had fallen most low could still be saved. The

bitterest enemy and also he who was your friend could again be your

friend; love that has grown cold can kindle again.

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)


Our real enemies are the people who make us feel so good that we are

slowly, but inexorably, pulled down into the quicksand of smugness and


Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986)


Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.

Antisthenes (C. 445-C. 365 B.C.)


The safe and sure way to destroy an enemy is to make him your friend.


Two enemies are two potential friends who don't know each other.


We should conduct ourselves toward our enemy as if he were one day to

be our friend.

Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890)


Yet is every man his greatest enemy, and ... his own executioner.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)


You have no enemies, you say?

Alas! my friend, the boast is poor-

He who has mingled in the fray

Of duty, that the brave endure,

Must have made foes! If you have none,

Small is the work that you have done;

You've hit no traitor on the hip;

You've dashed no cup from perjured lip;

You've never turned the wrong to right-

You've been a coward in the fight!

Charles Mackay (1814-1889)


Your reactions to your enemy can hurt you more than your enemy can.

Hannah Hurnard (1905-1990)


Anyone who's written an autobiography learns you can make two kinds of enemies with such a book ‑ the people you mention and those you don't.


It sometimes looks foolish for folks to be spending so much time loving their enemies when they should be treating their friends a little better.


People make enemies by complaining too much to their friends.


As long as your conscience is your friend, never mind about your enemies.


Discretion is the art of forgiving your enemies ‑ especially those you can't whip.


It's easier to love your enemies if you remember that they never try to borrow from you.


Love your enemies ‑ it will drive them nuts!


If you simply must make enemies, pick lazy ones.


Blessed are our enemies, for they tell us the truth when our friends flatter us.


Always speak well of your enemies; remem­ber you made them.


No enemy is more dangerous than a friend who isn't quite sure whether he's for you or against you.


Love your enemies, but if you really want to make them mad, ignore them completely.


When you bury the hatchet, don't bury it in your enemy's back.


It is possible to learn from an enemy things we can't learn from a friend.


Some people make enemies instead of friends because it's less trouble.


The enemy you make today may be the only one who can help you twenty‑five years from now.


Nobody can have too many friends, but one enemy may constitute a surplus.


If you want an enemy, just try to convince a fool he's wrong.


There is only one reason why your enemy can't become your friend ‑ YOU!


We make more enemies by what we say than friends by what we do.


You can meet friends everywhere, but you can't meet enemies anywhere ‑ you have to make them.


Love your enemies and they will wonder what kind of a deal you are trying to pull.


It's a lot easier for a fellow to love his enemies than to make them love him.


Mankind's worst enemy is fear ‑ of work!


Forgive your enemies ‑ if you can't get back at them any other way!


Always forgive your enemies; nothing an­noys them quite so much.


Folks who are friends usually have the same virtues, the same enemies, or the same faults.


The difference between our friends and our enemies is this: Our friends love us in spite of our faults, and our enemies hate us in spite of our virtues.


No one should judge another person by what that person's enemies say about him.


You can judge a man by his enemies as well as by his friends.


Kindness is the ability to treat your enemy decently.


Always speak kindly to your enemy and maybe he'll come close enough for you to box his ears!


The Bible admonishes us to love our neigh­bors, and also to love our enemies ‑ probably because they are generally the same people.


Love your enemies. It'll sure make them feel foolish.


Beware of the man who continues to tell you he's on your side. So is appendicitis.


Man is that foolish creature who tries to get even with his enemies and ahead of his friends.


The best medicine in the world is to love your work and your enemies.


A man's reputation is a blend of what his friends, enemies, and acquaintances say be­hind his back.


A still tongue makes no enemies.




America's number one energy crisis is Mon­day morning.


Many Americans are trying to conserve en­ergy as never before ‑ they're now burning their morning toast only on one side.


Engineers are trying to build a car that will stop smoking. We would all like to own a car that would stop drinking.


One sensible reason for abolishing the elec­tric chair is the energy it would save.


One thing most children save for a rainy day is lots of energy.


Many people complain about the fuel mileage they get on their riding lawn mower ‑ only a yard to the gallon.


It's a confused world. We're running out of electricity ‑ and nobody even knows what it is.




Your conscience doesn't really keep you from doing anything; it merely keeps you from en­joying it.


Enjoy today and don't waste it grieving over a bad yesterday ‑ tomorrow may be even worse.


Why not learn to enjoy the little things ‑there are so many of them?


Don't expect to enjoy life if you keep your milk of human kindness all bottled up.


If you don't enjoy what you have, how could you be happier with more?


Not what we have, but what we enjoy, consti­tutes our abundance.


Enjoy yourself. These are the "good old days" you're going to miss in the years ahead.


The good things of life were made to enjoy. Enjoying a thing means sharing it with oth­ers.


There are a lot of folks in the world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't time to enjoy it.


It's a grand person indeed who can laugh at himself with others and enjoy it as much as they do.




About the only gas rationing most of us would favor concerns useless conversations.


Those who are most successful in making ex­cuses have no energy left for anything else.


Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the high cost of hatred, and the waste of energy.


Sign on a California freeway: "All in favor of conserving gasoline please raise your right foot."


The only way you can get the same gas mile­age in your car as your friends say they get in theirs is to lie about it.


A concert pianist in Chicago claims he's do­ing his part to conserve energy. He's now playing the piano with only one hand.


One solution to the energy problem is to bale up all the government red tape and use it for fuel.


Some restaurants are now saving energy ‑drink two or three of their cocktails and the lights go out.


Windmills in Washington could ease the en­ergy crisis. Washington has an abundance of wind and hot air.


The cross is easier to the Christian who takes it up than to the one who drags it along.


A cold church is like cold butter ‑ never spreads very well.


Enthusiasm is contagious ‑ and so is the lack of it.


We have never learned to support the things we support with the enthusiasm with which we

oppose the things we oppose.


A wise man once said that enthusiasm is nothing but faith with a tin can tied to its tail.


Enthusiasm is a good engine, but it needs intelligence for a driver.


There's always a good crop of food for thought. What we need is enough enthusiasm to harvest it.


He who has no fire in himself cannot warm others.


If it were as easy to arouse enthusiasm as it is suspicion, just think what could be accom­plished!


We won't go far without enthusiasm, but nei­ther will we go far if that's all we have.


Enthusiasm is apt to breed more action than accuracy.


The fellow who is fired with enthusiasm for his work is seldom fired by his boss.


Enthusiasm is the propelling force necessary for climbing the ladder of success.


An enthusiast is a fellow who feels perfectly sure of the things he is mistaken about.


The gap between enthusiasm and indiffer­ence is filled with failures.


A wave of enthusiasm is seldom a permanent wave.


Years wrinkle the skin, but lack of enthusi­asm wrinkles the soul.


An enthusiast is one who believes about four times as much as he can prove, and can prove

about eight times as much as anyone will ever believe.


Enthusiasm for hard work is most sincerely expressed by the person who is paying for it.


The road to failure is greased with the slime of indifference.


Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm.


Some folks get into the sea of matrimony on a wave of enthusiasm.

Enthusiasm is the highest paid quality on earth.

Frank Bettger


Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and

power and influence.

Henry Chester


If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic. Inner enthusiasm follows.

William Ellis


The simplest man, fired with enthusiasm, is more persuasive than

the most eloquent man without it.

Franklin Field


In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not

know how to be insane on proper occasions.

Henry Ward Beecher


The worst bankrupt in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm.

H. W. Arnold


No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.

Samuel Goldwyn




Americans sink millions of dollars in unsound financial schemes, one of which is trying to keep

up with the neighbors.


Nothing depreciates a car faster than having a neighbor buy a new one.


Some of the older generation's criticism of the younger generation is heavily tinged with envy.


A person usually criticizes the individual whom he secretly envies.


Sometimes criticism is nothing but a mild form of envy.


The only person worth envying is the person who doesn't envy.


When you feel yourself turning green with envy, you're ripe for trouble.


Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.


Don't mind the fellow who belittles you; he's only trying to cut you down to his size.


Envy is blind and knows nothing except to depreciate the excellence of others.


We underrate that which we do not possess.


Envy provides the mud that failure throws at success.


Don't envy anybody. Every person has something no other per son has. Develop that one thing

and make it outstanding.


The only person worth envying is the one who has found a cause bigger than himself.


After a man makes his mark in the world, a lot of people will come around with an eraser.


Instead of letting their light shine, some people spend their time trying to put out the lights of others.


Being overcome with envy is like running into the ocean; the deeper you go in, the harder it is to get out.


Envy is usually the mother of gossip.


Most of us would be better off financially if it weren't for the extravagance of our neighbors.


There are many roads to hate, but envy is one of the shortest of them all.


A good idea is one that hits the other fellow with a bolt of envy.

Jealousy is to the soul what sickness is to the body.


Love is the glue that cements friendship; jealousy keeps it from sticking.


The sunlight of love will kill all the germs of jealousy and hate.


The thing that keeps some men broke is not the wolf at the door but the silver fox in the window.


The smart politician keeps envy out of his voice when he accuses his opponents of fooling the public.


Most of us aren't prepared to accept success ‑ especially somebody else's.


Did you ever feel yourself turning green with envy? If so, you were ripe for trouble.


Some ulcers are caused by inflammation of the wishbone.


People who talk about things they can't afford sometimes forget that the list should include

pride, envy, and malice.


A San Francisco woman says she's allergic to furs. Every time she sees a friend wearing a new mink coat she gets sick.


One blessing in being poor, honest, and hardworking is that nobody envies you.


Envy is the sincerest form of flattery.


As rust corrupts iron, so envy corrupts man.

Greek proverb


Envy is a kind of praise.

John Gay


A person is truly great when he is not envious of his rival's success.


As rust corrupts iron, so envy corrupts man.

Antisthenes (C. 445-C. 365 B.C.)


Don't envy the man who has everything: he probably has an ulcer too.


Envy eats nothing but its own heart.

German Proverb


Envy is a kind of praise.

John Gay (1685-1732)


Envy is impotent, numbed with fear, never ceasing in its appetite, and

it knows no gratification but endless self torment. It has the

ugliness of a trapped rat, which gnaws its own foot in an effort to escape.

Angus Wilson (1913- )


Envy is like a disease-it consumes the soul.

Jewish Proverb


Envy is like a fly that passes all a body's sounder parts and dwells

upon the sores.

George Chapman (C. 1559-1634)


Envy shoots at others and wounds herself.

Sir Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)


Envy slays itself by its own arrows.

Greek Proverb


Envy's a coal come hissing hot from hell.

Philip James Bailey (1816-1902)


Envy: the green sickness.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


Happiness vanishes when envy appears.

Jewish Proverb


He who envies another admits his own inferiority.


How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


If we did but know how little some enjoy of the great things that they

possess, there would not be much envy in the world.

Edward Young (1683-1765)


Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.

François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)


The only thing more disturbing than a friend with a noisy old car is a

friend with a quiet new one.


Too many Christians envy the sinners their pleasure and the saints

their joy because they don't have either one.

Martin Luther (1483-1546)




What I gave, I have; what I spent, I had; what I kept, I lost.


Reading the epitaphs, our only salvation lies in resurrecting the

dead and burying the living.

Paul Eldridge




We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created

equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights;

that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Thomas Jefferson


A good American looks up to nobody, looks down on nobody, but looks straight into the eyes of everybody.


A sure cure for conceit is a visit to the cemetery, where eggheads and boneheads get equal



A democracy is a country in which everybody has an equal right to feel superior to the other



Ours is a democracy where the rich and the poor are alike ‑ both complain about taxes.


Creating all men free and equal isn't enough. Some means must be devised to keep them free

and equal.


Freedom is indivisible. It is for all or none.


Future generations will be born free, equal, and in debt.


The reason they say the income tax is the fairest tax of all is that it gives every individual an even chance at poverty.


There's justice for all, but it doesn't seem to be equally distributed.


All men are born equal. The tough job is to outgrow it.


In an atomic war all men will be cremated equal.


The only real equality is in the cemetery.

German proverb




It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why

you did it wrong.

Henry W. Longfellow


All childish errors are not made by children.


To err is human; to blame it on others is even more human.


Sign on a company bulletin board in Grand Rapids: "To err is human, to forgive is not company policy."


Sometimes we learn more from a man's errors than from his virtues.


To err is understandable; to admit it is unlikely.


It is one thing to show a man he is in error, and quite another thing to put him in possession of the truth.


An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.


To err is human; to forget, routine.


It's true that to err is human ‑ but it can be overdone.


The longer a man is in error, the surer he is he's right.


To err is human; to cover it up is even more human.


Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day like those of

a baseball player!


To err is human. But to really louse it up, it takes a computer.


It may be true that to err is human, but to remain in error is stupid.


Defending your faults and errors only proves that you have no intention of quitting them.


Stupid mistakes are made by others ‑ we only make "unavoidable errors."


The man who never makes an error never plays ball.


Few people seek to discover truth; most of us seek to confirm our errors and perpetuate our





Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then would I fly away, and be at rest.

Psalms 55:6




Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a

reputation as an expert.

Lawrence Peter


Eternal Life


All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)


Eternity has no gray hairs! The flowers fade, the heart withers, man

grows old and dies, the world lies down in the sepulchre of ages, but

time writes no wrinkles on the brow of eternity.

Reginald Heber (1783-1826)


Eternity is the ocean; time is the wave.

Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)


Eternity looks grander and kinder if time grows meaner and more hostile.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


Eternity stands always fronting God; a stern colossal image, with

blind eyes, and grand dim lips that murmur evermore, "God-God-God!"

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)


Eternity will not be long enough to learn all he is, or to praise him

for all he has done, but then, that matters not; for we shall be

always with him, and we desire nothing more.

Frederick William Faber (1814-1863)


Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought!

Joseph Addison (1672-1719)


He who has no vision of eternity will never get a true hold of time.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


High up in the north in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock.

It is one hundred miles high and one hundred miles wide. Once every

thousand years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its beak.

When the rock has thus been worn away, then a single day of eternity

will have gone by.

Hendrick Willem Van Loon (1882-1944)


How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who

has none. Eternal years lie in his heart. For him time does not pass,

it remains; and those who are in Christ share with him all the riches

of limitless time and endless years.

A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)


I can't help it, the idea of the infinite torments me.

Alfred de Musset (1810-1857)


I saw eternity the other night

Like a great ring of pure and endless light.

Henry Vaughan (1622-1695)


I thank thee, O Lord, that thou hast so set eternity within my heart

that no earthly thing can ever satisfy me wholly.

John Baillie (1741-1806)


In eternity everything is just beginning.

Elias Canetti (1905- )


In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)


Learn to hold loosely all that is not eternal.

Agnes Maude Royden (1876-1956)


Live near to God, and all things will appear little to you in

comparison with eternal realities.

Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843)


Man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one

which will last forever.

Anatole France (1844-1924)


None can comprehend eternity but the eternal God. Eternity is an

ocean, whereof we shall never see the shore; it is a deep, where we

can find no bottom; a labyrinth from whence we cannot extricate

ourselves and where we shall ever lose the door.

Thomas Boston (1676-1732)


The created world is but a small parenthesis in eternity.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)


The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me.

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)


The only alternative to eternal life is eternal punishment.

Harry W. Post (1909- )


The thought of eternity consoles for the shortness of life.

Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes (1721-1794)


The time will come when every change shall cease,

The quick revolving wheel shall rest in peace:

No summer then shall glow, nor winter freeze;

Nothing shall be to come, and nothing past,

But an eternal now shall ever last.

Petrarch (1304-1374)


The tissue of the Life to be

We weave with colors all our own,

And in the field of Destiny

We reap as we have sown.

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)


There is a hint of the everlasting in the vastness of the sea.

J. B. Phillips (1906-1982)


They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death

cannot kill what never dies, nor can spirits ever be divided that love

and live in the same divine principle.

William Penn (1644-1718)


This was the strength of the first Christians, that they lived not in

one world only, but in two, and found in consequence not tension

alone, but power, the vision of a world unshaken and unshakable.

Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969)


We have all eternity to celebrate our victories, but only one short

hour before sunset in which to win them.

Robert Moffat (1795-1883)


When ten thousand times ten thousand times ten thousand years have

passed, eternity will have just begun.

Billy Sunday (1862-1935)


When you look at a mountain, imagine in your hearts how long would it

be before that mountain should be removed by a little bird coming but

once every thousand years, and carrying away but one grain of the dust

of it at once: the mountain would at length be removed that way, and

brought to an end; but eternity will never end. Suppose with respect

to all the mountains of the earth, no, with respect to the whole globe

itself: the grains of dust of which the whole of it is made up are not

infinite; and therefore the last grain would, at length, come to be

carried away, as above: yet eternity would be, in effect, but beginning.

Thomas Boston (1676-1732)




It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

Alfred Adler




Etiquette is the art of knowing the right way to do a wrong thing.




By their fruits ye shall know them.

Matthew 7:20




A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction.

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)


Alas, then the sun goes in again, and we are back in the kingdom of

fantasy, where it is goodness that is flat and boring, and evil that

is varied and attractive, profound, intriguing and full of charm.

Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990)


All spirits are enslaved which serve things evil.

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)


Because the designs of God's providence are deeply hidden and his

judgment has great deeps, it happens that some, seeing that all the

evils which men do go unpunished, rashly conclude that human affairs

are not governed by God's providence or even that all crimes are

committed because God so wills. "Both errors are impious," says St.

Augustine, "especially the latter."

Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621)


Evil can never be disguised.


A necessary evil is one we like so well we do not care about abolishing it.


The man who cannot be angry at evil usually lacks enthusiasm for good.


Evil flourishes in the world because the good people allow their differences to divide them

instead of allowing the things on which they agree to unite them.


The evils of men are divided into two classes: openly bad and secretly bad.


It seems that the roots of all evil are planted very deeply.


The best way to escape evil is to pursue good.


Shakespeare said that the evil men do lives after them. On TV this is called.a rerun.


Facts are troublesome things to the evildoer.


A man who is unable to choose between two evils often hunts up a third.


The love of money, and the lack of it, is the root of all kinds of evil.

The saxophone was invented a century ago, thus proving that "the evil which men do lives after


Even in evil, that dark cloud that hangs over creation, we discern

rays of light and hope and gradually come to see, in suffering and

temptation, proofs and instruments of the sublimest purposes of wisdom

and love.

William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)


Everything evil is revenge.

Otto Weininger (1880-1903)


Everything is filthy to him who has filthy hands.

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)


Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.

Simone Weil (1909-1943)


Evil can never be undone, but only purged and redeemed.

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)


Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.

Ethiopian Proverb


Evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.

Hesiod (Eighth Century B.C.)


Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess,

perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.

Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890)


Evil is here? That's work for us to do.

Israel Zangwill (1864-1926)


Evil is ready for anything.

French Proverb


Evil is sweet in the beginning but bitter in the end.



Evil is that which God does not will.

Emil Brunner (1889-1966)


Evil is the real problem in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a

problem of physics but of ethics.  It is easier to denature plutonium

than to denature the evil spirit of man.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart.

Thomas Hood (1799-1845)


Evil means subtraction, deprivation, failure.

Martin C. D'arcy (1888-1976)


Evil must go somewhere.... The exorcism of evil is forever an

uncertain affair.

Paul Tournier (1898-1986)


Evil often triumphs, but never conquers.

Joseph Roux (1834-1886)


Evil people have a kind of enamorment with their own will. When there

is a conflict between their conscience and their will, it is the

conscience which has to go. They are extraordinarily willful people

and extraordinarily controlling people.

M. Scott Peck (1936- )


Evil unchecked grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)


Father of Light! how blind is he

Who sprinkles the altar he rears to thee

With the blood and tears of humanity!

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)


God created free beings, beings endowed with the terrible power of

retreating from reality into nothingness if they so willed -for, once

again, evil is privation, nonbeing, emptiness-and Satan is simply the

first of those beings to choose this path.

Gerald Vann (1906-1963)


God is so powerful that he can direct any evil to a good end.

Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)


God would never permit evil if he could not bring good out of evil.

Thomas Watson (C. 1557-1592)


He who digs a pit for his brother to fall into shall fall into it himself.

Arabian Proverb


He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who

helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against

it is really cooperating with it.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)


How exhausting it is to be evil!

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)


I do not fear the explosive power of the atom bomb. What I fear is the

explosive power of evil in the human heart.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


If evil did not make its dwelling in man, it would be much more evil

than it is. Evil cannot be an evil as it wills to be because it is

tied to man. Because it is in man, a watch is kept on evil. In man,

the image of God, evil is constricted; it is there under custody as in

a prison. The destructive power of evil would be unlimited if it were

on earth alone, unsheltered by God's image. The earth is saved from

destruction because, in God's image, a watch is kept upon evil.

Max Picard (1888-1965)


If evil is not something directly willed by God and not something

wholly outside of his control, but something in his good world which

he has temporarily permitted to exist while he calls for volunteers to

oppose and correct it, then the task of overcoming evil is never a

hopeless one.

Walter Marshall Horton (1895-1966)


Indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself; it is more

universal, more contagious, more dangerous.

Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972)


It is bad to lean against a falling wall.

Danish Proverb


It is far easier to meet an evil in the open and defeat it in fair

combat in people's minds, than to drive it underground and have no

hold on it or proper approach to it. Evil flourishes far more in the

shadows than in the light of day.

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)


It is important that human beings should not overlook the danger of

the evil lurking within them. It is unfortunately only too real, which

is why psychology must insist on the reality of evil and must reject

any definition that regards it as insignificant or actually nonexistent.

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)


Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to

observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it,

and with this I begin and end.

John Newton (1725-1807)


Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come

through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact,

was false.

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970)


No evil which is done to us can harm us ultimately, for it will be

compensated for by God himself.

Hannah Hurnard (1905-1990)


No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for

happiness, the good he seeks.

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)


No matter how many people steal, stealing remains wrong. No matter how

many people are corrupt, corruption remains wrong. No matter how many

people betray public trust, that action remains wrong. The fact that

any misdeed becomes popular does not make it permissible. The problem

of evil is not solved by multiplication.

Sidney Greenberg


Nonresistance to evil which takes the form of paying no attention to

it is a way of promoting it.

John Dewey (1859-1952)


Of evil grain, no good seed can come.

English Proverb


Of two evils, choose neither.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)


Of two evils, pass up the first, and turn down the other.


One no averts seventy evils.

Indian Proverb


One does evil enough when one does nothing good.

German Proverb


One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


Our greatest pretences are built up, not to hide the evil and the ugly

in us, but our emptiness.


People do not need Satan to recruit them to evil. They are quite

capable of recruiting themselves.

M. Scott Peck (1936- )


The evil for which we punish others is of the same substance as the

evil in our own thinking and feeling.

David Abrahamsen


The existence of evil here below, far from disproving the reality of

God, is the very thing that reveals him in his truth.

Simone Weil (1909-1943)


The existence of evil is not so much an obstacle to faith in God as a

proof of God's existence, a challenge to turn toward that in which

love triumphs over hatred, union over division, and eternal life over death.

Nikolai Aleksandrovich Berdyaev (1874-1948)


The fight for our planet, physical and spiritual, a fight of cosmic

proportions, is not a vague matter of the future; it has already

started. The forces of evil have begun their decisive offensive. You

can feel their pressure, yet your screens and publications are full of

prescribed smiles and raised glasses. What is the joy about?

Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (1918- )


The greater the evil, the greater the opportunity to fashion out of it

everlasting good.

Hannah Hurnard (1905-1990)


The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797)


The snake stood up for evil in the Garden.

Robert Frost (1874-1963)


The soul itself its awful witness is. Say not in evil doing, "No one sees."

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)


There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is

striking at the root.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


There is a devil-a spirit of evil in us tugging at us to make us

animals rather than angels.

Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990)


There is nothing evil in matter itself. Evil lies in the spirit. Evils

of the heart, of the mind, of the soul, of the spirit- these have to

do with man's sin, and the only reason the human body does evil is

because the human spirit uses it to do evil.

A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)


They that know no evil will suspect none.

Ben Jonson (1572-1637)


Thinking evil is the same as doing it.

Greek Proverb


To great evils we submit; we resent little provocations.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830)


To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)


We are likely to believe the worst about another because the capacity

for evil is so pronounced in ourselves.

Louis Nizer (1902- )


We cannot do evil to others without doing it to ourselves.

Joseph François Eduard Desmahis (1722-1761)


We have to carry on the struggle against the evil that is in mankind,

not by judging others, but by judging ourselves. Struggle with oneself

and veracity toward oneself are the means by which we influence others.

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)


We must never feel that God will, through some breathtaking miracle or

a wave of the hand, cast evil out of the world. As long as we believe

this, we will pray unanswerable prayers and ask God to do things that

he will never do. The belief that God will do everything for a man is

as untenable as the belief that man can do everything for himself.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)


We who live beneath a sky still streaked with the smoke of crematoria,

have paid a high price to find out that evil is really evil.

François Mauriac (1885-1970)


Weeds always flourish.

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1539)


When God sends us evil, he sends with it the weapon to conquer it.

Paul Vincent Carroll (1900-1968)


When the snake is dead, his venom is dead.

French Proverb


Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.

Isaiah 5:20


To great evils we submit; we resent little provocations.

William Hazlitt


Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:21


I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell

in the tents of wickedness.

Psalms 84:10


Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

John 3:19


Wages of sin is death.

Romans 6:23


Of two evils choose the least.


All men are evil and will declare themselves to be so when occasion

is offered.

Sir Walter Raleigh


I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them

not ashamed.

Jonathan Swift


Evil often triumphs, but never conquers.

Joseph Roux


A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by

his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for

the injury.

John Stuart Mill


One of the secret ambitions of many people is to be able to enjoy some of the evils which go

with having too much money.


The man who cannot be angry at evil usually lacks enthusiasm for good.


There's nothing consistent about human behavior except its tendency to drift toward evil.


Few people make a deliberate choice between good and evil; the choice is between what we

want to do and what we ought to do.


The business of the church is to get rid of evil, not to supervise it.


Many things are worse than defeat, and compromise with evil is one of them.


Evil deeds, like fire, can be hidden for a short time ‑ but the smoke can't.


The chief evil of many people consists not so much in doing evil, but in permitting it


Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.


Supervising evil does not make it good.


Evil unchecked grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.

Jawaharlal Nehru




He who listens at doors hears much more than he likes.




All modern men are descended from a worm-like creature, but it

shows more on some people.

Will Cuppy


Darwin's theory of evolution suggests that first came the baboon and then man. Politics is

proving that it can go either way.


Life started from a cell, and, if justice is done, a lot of it is going to end there.


One objection to evolution is that it is too slow for this age.


Evolution is the descent of man from mon­key, which some people forgot to make.


It's difficult to contend that man hasn't de­scended from some sort of an animal as long as one

half of the world goosesteps and the other half pussyfoots.


The question is not whether man descended from the monkey, but when is he going to stop descending?


If evolution works, nature will eventually produce a pedestrian who can jump three ways at once.




When you make a mountain out of a molehill, don't expect anyone to climb up to see the view.


One of the most difficult mountains for peo­ple to climb is the one they make out of a molehill.


There are people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.


Exaggeration is a blood relative to falsehood, and almost as bad.


Never exaggerate your faults ‑ leave that for your friends.


Some folks never exaggerate. They just think big.


Some people get all their mental exercise by climbing up and down molehills.


It's a well‑known fact that the older a man gets, the faster he could run as a boy.


Our own faults are not minimized by magni­fying the faults of others.


Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.


The faults of others are like headlights on a passing car. They seem more glaring than our own.


No fisherman who tells the truth about his catches can make his story very interesting.


How far a fisherman stretches the truth de­pends on the length of his arms.


Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost be­ing caught.


Nothing grows faster than a fish from the time he bites until he gets away.


Anyone who finds it easy to improve his golf game probably does it with a pencil.


Some of the world's best golf scores are made with a lead pencil.


Gossip is like a balloon ‑ it grows bigger with every puff.


Gossip is when someone gets wind of some­thing and treats it like a cyclone.


It isn't difficult to make a mountain out of a molehill ‑ just add a little dirt.


Some people are always indebted to their imagination for facts.


If a Texan had an inferiority complex, rest assured it would be the biggest one you can get.


African natives fish lying down, but in this country fishermen lie standing up with their arms outstretched.


Man is inclined to exaggerate almost every­thing ‑ except his own mistakes.


Most politicians spend half their time mak­ing promises and the other half making ex­cuses.


There must be a shortage of truth the way so many folks are stretching it these days.


Some people stretch the truth; others muti­late it.


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


We always weaken whatever we exaggerate.

Jean Francois de Laharpe


There are people so addicted to exaggeration they can't tell the

truth without lying.

Josh Billings




Example is the greatest of all seducers.

French proverb


Nothing more contagious than a bad example.

French proverb


The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example.

Thomas Morell


A good example is the best sermon.

Sir Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)


A person who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence

than another has by words.

Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)


Always do right. This will surprise some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Example is a lesson that all men can read.

Gilbert West


Example is not the main thing in influencing others-it is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)


Example is the most powerful rhetoric.

Thomas Benton Brooks (1608-1680)


Fewer things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good


Mark Twain (1835-1910)


He who gives to me teaches me to give.

Danish Proverb


I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;

I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.

Edgar Albert Guest (1881-1959)


If you try to improve one person by being a good example, you're

improving two. If you try to improve someone without being a good

example, you won't improve anybody.

James H. Thom


If you want your neighbor to see what Christ will do for him, let him

see what Christ has done for you.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)


Keep yourself clean and bright-you are the window through which the

world sees God.


Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Socrates (470-399 B.C.)


Live to explain thy doctrine by thy life.

Matthew Prior (1664-1721)


Lives of great men all remind us

We can make our lives sublime,

And, departing, leave behind us

Footprints on the sands of time.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)


Man is a creature that is led more by patterns than by precepts.

George Swinnock (D. 1673)


More depends on my walk than talk.

Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899)


Never has a man who has bent himself been able to make others straight.

Meng-Tzu (C. 371- C. 289 B.C.)


No man is so insignificant as to be sure his example can do no harm.

Edward Hyde (1609-1674)


No person is absolutely unnecessary, one can always serve as a

horrible example.


None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


Nothing is so infectious as example.

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)


Of all commentaries on the Scriptures, good examples are the best.

John Donne (1572-1631)


One example is worth a thousand arguments.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.

Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)


Search thine own heart.

What paineth thee

In others, in thyself may be.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)


So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for

the whole world.

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)


The busy bee teaches two lessons: one is not to be idle, and the other

is not to get stung.


There are two ways of spreading light; to be a candle, or the mirror

that reflects it.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)


We can do more good by being good than in any other way.

Rowland Hill (1744-1833)


We reform others unconsciously when we act uprightly.

Madame Anne Sophie Soymanov Swetchine (1782-1857)


We taught him to steal, and the first thing he did was to try it on us.

Arabian Proverb


Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


What can't be done by advice can often be done by example.


What should not be heard by little ears, should not be said by big



You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.

Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)


It's difficult to inspire others to accomplish what you haven't been willing to try.


When a man gets too old to set a bad example, he usually starts giving good advice.


More boys would follow in their father's foot­steps if they weren't afraid of being caught.


The footsteps a boy follows are apt to be those his father thought he'd covered up.


Character grows in the soil of experience, with the fertilization of example, the mois­ture of

desire, and the sunshine of satisfac­tion.


Children are a great deal more apt to follow your lead than the way you point.


Children need strength to lean on, a shoulder to cry on, and an example to learn from.


Maybe children could keep on the straight and narrow path if they could get informa­tion from someone who's been over the route.


Children are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.


It's extremely difficult for a child to live right if he has never seen it done.


Many children would take after their parents if they knew where they went.


Training a child to follow the straight and narrow way is easy for parents ‑ all they have to do is lead the way.


Every child has a right to be both well‑fed and well‑led.


You train a child until age ten; after that you only influence him.


If your Christianity won't work where you are, it won't work anywhere.


If you want to convince others of the value of Christianity ‑ live it!


A genuine Christian is the best evidence of the genuineness of Christianity.


Christianity is a way of walking as well as a way of talking.


If you want to defend Christianity, practice it.


Those who say they believe in Christianity and those who practice it are not always the same people.


Christianity requires the participants to come down out of the grandstand and onto the playing field.


Satan is perfectly willing to have a person confess Christianity as long as he does not practice it.


Some people can talk Christianity by the yard but they can't, or won't, walk it by the inch.


Christians are the light of the world, but the switch must be turned on.


A Christian shows what he is by what he does with what he has.


What the world needs is not more Christian­ity but more Christians who practice Chris­tianity.


No one is more confusing than the fellow who gives good advice while setting a bad exam­ple.


The self‑made man is usually a pathetic ex­ample of unskilled labor.


Example is a language all men can read.


A good example is the best sermon you can preach.


Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.


None of us is entirely useless. Even the worst of us can serve as horrible examples.


The worst danger that confronts the younger generation is the example set by the older generation.


A good example has twice the value of good advice.


A great many children face the hard problem of learning good table manners without see­ing any.


The greatest gift we can bestow on others is a good example.


What can't be done by advice can often be done by example.


Always remember there are certain people who set their watches by your clock.


Following a good example is not always the wisest course ‑ look what happens to a coun­terfeiter!


People seldom improve when they have no model but themselves.


Foreign missionaries will be more successful when they can show Christianity to the hea­then and not merely tell them about it.


We are less convinced by what we hear than by what we see.


What the world wants is not advice but exam­ples. Any fool can talk.


Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.


No one is more confusing than the fellow who gives good advice while setting a bad exam­ple.


A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice.


People take your example far more seriously than they take your advice.


We do more good by being good than in any other way.


People are guided to heaven more by foot­prints than by guideposts.


No one will ever know of your honesty unless you give out some samples.


People seldom improve when they have no model to copy but themselves.


It is impossible for you to influence others to live on a higher level than that on which you live yourself.


Just one act of yours may turn the tide of another person's life.


Juvenile delinquency would disappear if kids followed their parent's advice instead of their examples.


Delinquents are children who have reached the age when they want to do what papa and mama are doing.


There would be less juvenile delinquency if parents led the way instead of pointing to it.


The reason parents don't lead their children in the right direction is because the parents aren't going that way themselves.


Love is more easily demonstrated than de­fined.


Nothing worries a parent more than the un­easy feeling that his children are relying more on his example than his advice.


It never occurs to some politicians that Lin­coln is worth imitating as well as quoting.


The greatest power for good is the power of example.


The prayers a man lives on his feet are just as important as those he says on his knees.


Prayer does not need proof, it needs practice.


Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.


The world looks at preachers out of the pulpit to know that they mean in it.


He who practices what he preaches may have to put in some overtime.


People are won to your religious beliefs less by description than by demonstration.


A man has no more religion than he acts out in his life.


True religion is the life we live, not the creeds we profess.


What a great world this would be if people would spend as much energy practicing their religion as they spend quarreling about it.


The hardest job that people have is to move their religion from their throats to their muscles.


People don't really pay much attention to what we say about our religion, because they'd rather watch what we do about it.


It's time for us to stop putting more saints in stained glass and start putting more in shoe leather.


It's extremely difficult to sell anyone a product you've never used ‑ or a religion you've never lived.


To really know a man, observe his behavior with a woman, a flat tire, and a child.


We talk a great deal of religion in this country, but we need to stop long enough to let our feet catch up with our mouths.


It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.


All sermons should have handles on them so people could pick them up and carry them home.


You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.


As a general rule, teachers teach more by what they are than by what they say.


The worst danger facing the younger generation is the example of the older generation.




Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is

unattainable; however, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come

much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them

give it up as unattainable.

Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)


All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose.

John W. Gardner (1912- )


All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

Benedict Spinoza (1632-1677)


Good is not good where better is expected.

Sir Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)


Hit the ball over the fence and you can take your time going around

the bases.

John W. Raper


If I had given you any parting advice it would, I think, all have been

comprised in this one sentence: to live up always to the best and

highest you know.

Hannah Whithall Smith (1832-1911)


There is a canyon of difference between doing your best to glorify God

and doing whatever it takes to glorify yourself. The quest for

excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish.

Max L. Lucado (1955- )


Those who attain to any excellence spend life in some one single

pursuit, for excellence is not often gained on easier terms.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


To get the best out of a man go to what is best in him.

Daniel Considine


True excellence is rarely found; even more rarely is it cherished.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)


Excellence in any art or profession is attained only by hard and

persistent work.

Theodore Martin




Why does everyone think he is an exception to the rules?




An excuse is usually a thin skin of falsehood stretched tightly over a bald‑faced lie.


It is soon going to be too hot to do the job it was too cold to do last winter.


An excuse is a statement given to cover up for a duty not well done, or not done at all.


When you don't want to do anything, one excuse is as good as another.


The man who really wants to do something finds a way; the other man finds an excuse.


If you need some kind of an excuse, see your preacher; he has heard more than anybody else.


The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.


Those who are most successful in making excuses have no energy left for anything else.


Time wasted thinking up excuses would be better spent avoiding the need for them.


The most prolific inventors are those who invent excuses for their failures.


For every sin Satan is ready to provide an excuse.


A flimsy excuse is one that your wife can see through.


Great riches await the man who will manufacture crutches for lame excuses.


Some executives call passing the buck delegating authority.


People are great manufacturers. Some make good, others make trouble, and some just make excuses.


Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Thomas Szasz


A person who is going to commit an inhuman act invariably excuses

himself by saying, "I'm only human, after all."

Sydney J. Harris


An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a

lie guarded.

Alexander Pope

If you have an excuse, don't use it.


Most failures are expert at making excuses.


Excuses fool no one but the person who makes them.


There are always excuses available if you are weak enough to use them.


A real man is one who finds excuses for others, but never for himself.


You can catch some men without money, without tobacco, but never without an excuse.


There aren't really enough crutches in the world for all the lame excuses.


Never give an excuse that you would not be willing to accept.




The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men

to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from

meddling with them while they do it.

Theodore Roosevelt

When they say a man is a "born executive," they mean his father owns the business.


The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self‑restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.


An executive is a man who talks to the visi­tors while others are doing the work.


The chief executive of a large business firm in Milwaukee told his underlings at an office meeting, "The day of the yes‑man is over. Does everybody agree?"


With some executives the real test of a good idea is whether they thought of it first.


A good executive is one who can make decisions quickly ‑ and sometimes correctly.


Plaque on the desk of an executive: "Once I thought I was wrong ‑ but I was mistaken."


Some executives call passing the buck delegating authority.


A certain ineffective executive was recently fired. No one filled his vacancy. He didn't leave one.


An executive is a fellow who can take as long as he wants to make a snap decision.


One of the greatest failings of our pres­ent‑day executive is his inability to do what he's supposed to do.


A survey shows that slender executives make more money than fat ones. The chunky son of the president is apt to be an exception.


Sign on a junior executive's desk: "It's not whether you win or lose ‑ it's how you place the blame.


An executive refused an employee's request for a raise, adding, "I know you can't get mar­ried on what I pay you ‑and some day you'll thank me."


An executive reports that his secretary is making two hundred a week. Not dollars ‑mistakes!


Some big executives have computers to do all their thinking for them. Some just have wives.


The executive most hated by those around him is the one who is always annoying office workers by asking them to do something.


A business executive in Denver gave his em­ployees long vacations to find out which ones he could do without.


Executives of large industrial firms are look­ing for men between twenty‑five and thirty with forty years of experience.


Sign on an executive's desk: "Don't tell me what I mean. Let me figure it out myself."


If you want a job done fast, give it to a busy executive. He'll have his secretary do it.


A good executive is judged by the company he keeps ‑ solvent.


Slogan of a new executive: "If you haven't developed ulcers, you're not carrying your share of the load."


An honest executive is one who shares the credit with the man who did all the work.


An executive is one who hires others to do the work he's supposed to do.


A modern executive is a man who wears out his clothes at the seat of his pants first.


Sign on a Chicago executive's desk: "It's too late to agree with me. I've already changed my mind."




To exercise is human; not to is divine.

Robert Orben


Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy you don't need it, if you are

sick you shouldn't take it.

Henry Ford, Sr.


After dinner, rest a while, after supper walk a mile.

Arabian proverb


I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who

annoy me.

Fred Allen


If you don't find time to exercise you'll have to find time for illness.




The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts

is in eternal bondage to himself.

Eric Hoffer




Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be



'Tis expectation makes a blessing dear,

Heaven were not heaven, if we knew what it were.

Sir John Suckling (1609-1642)


As a man gets wiser, he expects less, and probably gets more than he expects.

Joseph Farrell


Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how

happy those are who already possess it.

François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)


Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744)


Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep

in the sunlight.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


Every day cannot be a feast of lanterns.

Chinese Proverb


I cannot change yesterday. I can only make the most of today and look

with hope toward tomorrow.


Keep your eye on the ball, your ear to the ground, and your shoulder

to the wheel. Now-in that position-try working.


Men expect too much, do too little.

Allen Tate (1899-1979)


Men have a trick of coming up to what is expected of them, good or bad.

Jacob August Riis (1849-1914)


Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


Our expectation of what the human animal can learn, can do, can be,

remains remarkably low and timorous.

George B. Leonard


The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than

those crowned with fruition.

Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)


There is something new every day if you look for it.

Hannah Hurnard (1905-1990)


Those who dwell continually upon their expectations are apt to become

oblivious to the requirements of their actual situation .

Charles Sanders Pierce (1831-1914)




Beware of little expenses: a small leak will sink a great ship.

Benjamin Franklin


Meeting your expenses is easy--in fact, it's impossible to avoid them.




What a wonderful world this would be if we all did as well today as we

expect to do tomorrow.


A burnt child dreads the fire.

English Proverb


All we need to experience is that we have "passed out of death into

life." What we need to know takes all time and eternity.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)


Deep experience is never peaceful.

Henry James (1843-1916)


Every experience God gives us, every person he puts in our lives, is

the perfect preparation for the future that only he can see.

Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983)


Experience dulls the edges of all our dogmas.

Gilbert Aimé Murray (1866-1957)


Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Franklin P. Jones


Experience is a comb that nature gives to men when they are bald.


Experience is a costly school, yet some learn no other way.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


Experience is a dim lamp which only lights the one who bears it.

Louis Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961)


Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.

Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)


Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the

lessons afterwards.

Vernon Sanders Law


Experience is a jewel, and it had need be so, for it is often

purchased at an infinite rate.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an

immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider web of the finest silken

threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness and catching every

air-borne particle in its tissue.

Henry James (1843-1916)


Experience is never the ground of our trust, it is the gateway to the

One whom we trust.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)


Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is the best.

Spanish Proverb


Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what

happens to you.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)


Experience is that which makes a person better or bitter.

Samuel Levenson


Experience is the extract of suffering.

Arthur Helps (1813-1875)


Experience is the mother of truth; and by experience we learn wisdom.

William Shippen, Jr. (1736-1808)


Experience is the name people give to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


Experience is the one thing you can't get for nothing.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.


Few men are worthy of experience. The majority let it corrupt them.

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)


He who has not believed will not experience, and he who has not

experienced will not understand; for just as experiencing a thing is

better than hearing about it, so knowledge that stems from experience

outweighs knowledge derived through hearsay.

Saint Anselm (C. 1033-1109)


He who has once burnt his mouth always blows his soup.

German Proverb


It's not the same to talk of bulls as to be in the bullring.

Spanish Proverb


Nor deem the irrevocable past

As wholly wasted, wholly vain

If, rising on its wrecks, at last

To something nobler we attain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)


Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced-even a proverb is no

proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.

John Keats (1795-1821)


One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)


Only he who has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep.

Chinese Proverb


Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.

English Proverb


Practice is the best of all instructors.

Publilius Syrus (First Century B.C.)


The snare of experiences is that we keep coming back to the shore when

God wants to get us out into the deeps.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)


The things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing.

Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)


The years teach much which the days never knew.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Today is yesterday's pupil.

Sir Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)


Truth divorced from experience will always dwell in doubt.

Henry Krause


We cannot afford to forget any experience, even the most painful.

Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961)


We must guard against grounding our spiritual commitment on the

quicksands of fluctuating experiences. Experience (yes, even revival

experience) must be constantly tested and verified by the objective

truths of the Word of God.

Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )


We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that

is in it-and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a

hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again-and

that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create

experience. You must undergo it.

Albert Camus (1913-1960)


A Christian life based on feeling is headed for a gigantic collapse.

Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )


Before we can feel the deepest tenderness for others, we must feel the

deepest tenderness of God.

Emily Morgan


Don't bother much about your feelings. When they are humble, loving,

brave, give thanks for them; when they are conceited, selfish,

cowardly, ask to have them altered. In neither case are they you, but

only a thing that happens to you. What matters is your intentions and

your behavior.

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)


It is terribly amusing how many different climates of feeling one can

go through in one day.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906- )


Most Christians understand that salvation comes by faith, apart from

feelings. But they think that the Spirit-controlled life requires some

type of mystical experience-a feeling, a surge of power, or being

overcome by waves of love. Those experiences are usually not around

when you need them. What you need is spiritual power, independent of

feelings, experiences, or circumstances. That comes when we give each

day to God and anticipate his blessing.

Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )


No natural feelings are high or low, holy or unholy, in themselves.

They are all holy when God's hand is on the rein. They all go bad when

they ... make themselves into false gods.

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)


Our generation is characterized by a craze for subjective experience.

Our society has placed an inordinate emphasis on feeling good.

Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )


Respect in yourself the oscillations of feeling: they are your life

and your nature; a wiser than you made them.

Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881)


There is no feeling in a human heart that exists in that heart

alone-which is not, in some form or degree, in every heart.

George Macdonald (1824-1905)


Experience teaches best because it gives you individual



Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.


Experience is what's left after you've lost everything else.


You acquire experience in one of two ways: by doing, or by being done.


Experience is what you get while you are looking for something else.


Experience is what happens to you while you are making other plans.


Deep experience is never peaceful.

Henry James


Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde


A proverb is no proverb to you till life has illustrated it.

John Keats


Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.

George Bernard Shaw


Good judgment comes from experience, and experience--well, that

comes from poor judgment.



You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.

Albert Camus


The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the

clearer we should see through it.

Jean Paul Sartre


He returns wisest that comes home whipped with his own follies.


Once bit, twice shy.


The best advice you'll get is from someone who made the same mistake himself.


Sixty‑five is the age when one acquires suffi­cient experience to lose his job.


The study of the Bible is a postgraduate course in the richest library of human experi­ence.


Character grows in the soil of experience, with the fertilization of example, the mois­ture of desire, and the sunshine of satisfac­tion.


Train your child in the way you now know you should have gone yourself.


The least expensive education is to profit from the mistakes of others ‑ and ourselves.


Education is what you get from reading the small print in a contract. Experience is what you get from not reading it.


Executives of large industrial firms are look­ing for men between twenty‑five and thirty with forty years of experience.


If experience is the best teacher, many of us are mighty poor pupils.


Experience has been described as "Compul­sory Education."


Trying to give people the benefit of your expe­rience is one way of getting a lot more.


Experience is about the cheapest thing a fel­low can get if he's smart enough to get it secondhand.


One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.


Experience is what helps you make an old mistake in a new way.


The wealth of experience is one possession that has not yet been taxed.


About all some of us get from experience is experience.


Experience is what you have left after you've pulled the boner.


Past experience should be a guidepost ‑ not a hitching post.


Don't expect to buy experience at a discount house ‑ it can't be done.


A wise man learns by the experience of oth­ers. An ordinary man learns by his own expe­rience. A fool learns by nobody's experience.


Every time you think you've graduated from the school of experience, somebody thinks up a new course.


Experience is the best teacher, and consider­ing what it costs, it should be.


It requires experience to know how to use it.


It was bitter experience that put the "prod" into the prodigal son.


There is no way to get experience except through experience.


Experience makes a person better or bitter.


Experience is not only an expensive teacher, but by the time you get through her school, life is over.


One thorn of experience is worth a whole wil­derness of warning.


Experience is sometimes a very costly com­modity that rarely has little resale value.


Some people speak from experience; others, from experience don't speak.


Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't seem to reduce our follies.


Some people profit by their experiences; oth­ers never recover from them.


Experience may be a thorough teacher, but no man lives long enough to graduate.


If a man could sell his experiences for what they cost him, he would never need Social Security.


Experience is often what you get when you were expecting something else.


The school of experience would be more pleasant if there were a vacation once in a while.


Experience is what you've got when you're too old to get a job.


The school of experience never changes; it always issues its diplomas on the roughest grade of sandpaper.


If experience is the best teacher, how is it that some husbands still think they're the boss of the family?


We learn from experience. A man never wakes up his second baby just to see it smile.


Experience may not be worth what it costs, but we can't seem to get it for any less.


Many people are beginning to learn that the cost of experience has gone up like every­thing else.


Experience is a form of knowledge acquired in only two ways ‑ by doing and by being done.


One reason experience is such a good teacher is that she doesn't allow any dropouts.


Experience is what prevents you from mak­ing the same mistake again in exactly the same way.


There is no free tuition in the school of expe­rience.


By the time you learn all the lessons of life, you're too old and weak to walk to the head of the class.


Experience is what makes your mistakes so familiar.


Very few people listen to the voice of experi­ence ‑ they heed only the kick in the pants.


Experience surely teaches that there's a small but important difference between keeping your chin up and sticking your neck out.


About the time one makes good marks in the school of experience he is old enough to re­tire.


Experience is a great teacher, but the fees are high.


Unused experience is a dead loss.


Experience is one thing you can't get on the easy payment plan.


The proof that experience teaches us nothing is that the end of one love affair does not prevent us from beginning another.


Experience is what teaches you that you need a lot more.


Another reason why experience is the best teacher ‑ she is always on the job.


Experience is what tells you to watch your step, and it is also what you get if you don't.


When you pay for experience, be sure to keep the receipt.


Experience may be the best teacher, but she's not the prettiest.


A failure is a man who has blundered and is not able to cash in on the experience.


Old fools are the biggest fools. This is quite natural because they've had more experi­ence.


One‑fifth of the population of the United States is in the schools, and the other four‑fifths are in the school of experience.


The most difficult school is the school of hard knocks. One never graduates.


A person becomes wise by observing what happens when he isn't.


Our wisdom usually comes from our experi­ence, and our experience comes largely from our foolishness.


The man who has to eat his own words never asks for another serving.




If it weren't for picketing many Americans wouldn't walk at all.


Walking a mile for a cigarette may be health­ier than smoking one.


Jumping to conclusions is about the only ex­ercise some people get.


Those who perform the modern dance exer­cise everything except discretion.


It's time to go on a diet when you notice you're puffing going down stairs.


Walking is good exercise if you can dodge those who aren't.


Digging for facts is better mental exercise than jumping to conclusions.


If exercise is so good for us, why do so many athletes retire at thirty‑five?


The exercise that wears most people out is running out of cash.


There's nothing like a little exercise to change a man's life ‑ especially if it's a walk down a church aisle.


The best exercise today is hunting for bar­gains.


If it weren't for giving directions, some peo­ple wouldn't get any exercise at all.


The stock market gives you a lot of exercise ‑ you run scared, lift your hopes, and push your luck.


About the only exercise some young fellows get is running out of money and after women.


Some people get all their mental exercise by climbing up and down molehills.


The best thing to get out of exercise is rest.


Thanks to jogging more people are collapsing in perfect health than ever before.


A woman in Montana recently complained that the only exercise her husband gets is changing the dial on their TV set.


Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsi­bility, and pushing their luck.


If some people didn't lift their eyebrows they never would get any exercise.


The only exercise some people get in the morning is brushing their teeth and sharpen­ing their tongues.


Many a man who is too tired to help around the house plays golf for exercise.


Violent exercise after sixty is apt to be harm­ful ‑ especially if you do it with a knife and fork.


Exercise doesn't make you nearly as hungry as thinking does ‑ especially thinking about food.


The only exercise some people get is pulling ice trays out of the refrigerator.


About the only part of the body that is over exercised is the lower jaw.


The trouble with some wives is that their idea of exercise is making bank withdrawals.


The best exercise is to exercise discretion at the dining table.


Many men hire someone to mow their lawns so they can play golf for exercise.


The trouble with being physically fit is that you're apt to wear yourself out trying to stay that way.


The physical condition of a man can best be judged from what he takes two of at a time ‑stairs or pills.


If you must exercise, why not exercise kind­ness?


You've reached middle age when all you ex­ercise is caution.


A sleepwalker is the only person who gets his rest and his exercise at the same time.




A style expert can make a woman feel modest when she doesn't look it.


An expert can take something you already know and make it sound confusing.


An expert knows all the answers ‑ if you ask the right questions.


The public would have greater respect for the judgments of experts if the experts would agree.


Often an expert is the fellow you employ to do what you'd rather not.


Be careful about calling yourself an expert. An ex is a has‑been, and a spurt is a drip under pressure.


The trouble with being an expert is that you can't turn to anybody else for advice.


An expert is someone who doesn't know any more than you do but is better organized.


Fashion experts tell us that women dress to express themselves ‑ but on that basis, some have very little to say.


An expert is always able to create confusion out of simplicity.


What this country needs today is fewer ex­perts on what this country needs.


An expert is a man who doesn't know all the answers, but is sure that if he's given enough money he can find them.


The function of an expert is not to be right more than other people, but to be wrong for more sophisticated reasons.


An expert is a man from another city; the farther away the city, the greater the expert.


Have you noticed that an expert will gladly give you his advice fee‑ly?


If you want to know how to handle a big for­tune, ask the man who hasn't any.


If the world blew itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it couldn't be done.




He who buys what he needs not, sells what he needs.

Japanese proverb


Americans sink millions of dollars in un­sound financial schemes, one of which is try­ing to keep up with the neighbors.


Extravagance is anything you buy that you can't put on a credit card.


The extravagant girl usually makes a poor mother and a bankrupt father.


One reason why a great many American fam­ilies don't own an elephant is that they have never been offered one for a dollar down and a dollar a week.


Buying what you don't need often ends up in needing what you can't buy.


Most of us would be better off financially if it weren't for the extravagance of our neigh­bors.


We never knew what real extravagance was until we had this so‑called planned economy.


The thing that keeps some men broke is not the wolf at the door but the silver fox in the window.


Extravagance is buying whatever is of no earthly value to your wife.


Most husbands know what an extravaganza is. They married one.


Thanks to inflation it's costing more than ever to live beyond our means.


Too many of us spend our time the way politi­cians spend our money.


Increased earnings nearly always lead to in­creased yearnings.


It is especially hard to work for money you've already spent for something you didn't need.


The remarkable thing about most of us is our ability to live beyond our means.


The average man's ambition is to be able to afford what he's spending.


America may be the land of the free, but not the debt‑free.


America unquestionably has the highest standard of living in the world. Too bad we can't afford it.


America is rapidly proving to be a place with two cars in every garage ‑ and none of them paid for.


America is the land of the spree and the home of the crave.


If Americans bought only what they could afford it would destroy our economy.


The average American doesn't really believe he is having a good time unless he is doing something he can't afford.


Living on a budget is the same as living be­yond your means except that you have a re­cord of it.


The American dream is owning a British sports car, smoking a Havana cigar, and drinking Russian vodka on the French Rivi­era.


Planned economy is fast becoming calculated extravagance.




An eye can threaten like a loaded and leveled gun, or it can

insult like hissing or kicking; or, in its altered mood, by beams of

kindness, it can make the heart dance for joy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson