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Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
Every house where love abides And friendship is a guest, Is surely home, and home sweet home For there the heart can rest.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
For those who love... time is eternity.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
The simple life which blandly ignores all care and conflict, soon becomes flabby and invertebrate, sentimental and gelatinous.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
Time is: Too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear.
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Hours fly, Flowers die: New days, New ways: Pass by! Love stays.
Heaven often seems distant and unknown, but if He who made the road... is our guide, we need not fear to lose the way.
No amount of energy will take the place of thought. A strenuous life with its eyes shut is a kind of wild insanity.
Favorite People, Favorite Places, Favorite Memories of the past ... These are the joys of a lifetime Those are the things that last
What do I owe my father? Everything!
There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.
Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul, May keep the path, but will not reach the goal; While he who walks in love may wander far, Yet God will bring him where the blessed are.
Faith is an adventure; it is the courage of the soul to face the unknown. But that courage springs from the hope and confidence of the soul that its adventure will succeed.
Of all the things that man has made, no is so full of interest and charm, none possesses so distinct a life and character of its own, as a ship.
It is better to follow even the shadow of the best, than to remain content with the worst.
Love is not getting, but giving; It is goodness, and honor, and peace and pure living.
It is better to burn the candle at both ends, and in the middle, too, than to put it away in the closet and let the mice eat it.
Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
Tact is the unsaid part of what you think.
There is no conflict between the Old and the New; the conflict is between the False and the True.
The strength of your life is measured by the strength of your will.
Love that leads life upward is the noblest and the best.
The best rose-bush, after all, is not that which has the fewest thorns, but that which bears the finest roses.
But this I know. Those who seek Him will do well to look among the poor and the lowly, the sorrowful and the oppressed.
In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.
As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
The woods would be quiet if no bird sang but the one that sang best.
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
This is the soldier brave enough to tellThe glory-dazzled world that "war is hell":Lover of peace, he looks beyond the strife,And rides through hell to save his country's life.
Love is the heart s immortal thirst to be completely known and all forgiven.
Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
Love is not about getting - but giving.
Gratitude is a two fold love - love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.
The birth of Jesus is the sunrise in the Bible.
Jazz: Music invented for the torture of imbeciles.
O' who will walk with me along lifes merry way? A comrade blithe and full of glee, who dares to laugh out loud and free.
You may have to live in a crowd, but you do not have to live like it.