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Sow an act, and you reap a habit.
Sow a habit, and your reap a character.
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
— Charles Reade

Habits are chains that are too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson

Choose the best and habit will make it yours. — Francis Bacon

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.” — Elbert Hubbard

What you do when you don’t have to, determines what you will be when you can no longer help it.” — Rudyard Kipling

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today will curse tomorrow, only one things endures… character.” — Horace Grille

Man transforms himself into the things he loves. When the time arrives for his sun to set, he has become that which, during the course of his life, he has, consciously or unconsciously, chosen to be.” — Alexis Carrel

You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometime fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?” — Robert Louis Stevenson

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. — Aristotle


We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it, than to consume wealth without producing it. — George Bernard Shaw

The church wouldn’t even make a good museum any more. Museums are more fun. — Leonard Sweet

I believe the ultimate in self-actualization is when a person is confused about the difference between employment and recreation. — Ken Blanchard

People rarely succeed at anything unless they are having fun doing it. — La Rouchefoucauld

When you are told you are good, you should not relax but should try to become even better. Your continuous improvement gives happiness to you, to those around you, and to God. — Paramahansa Yogananda

Self-achievement is no guarantee of self-acceptance. — Sydney Harris

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness. — George Orwell

The joy that ought to come from serving others in Christ’s name is missing because so much of what we do for the church is done out of a spirit of obligation. — Bob Buford

If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that was rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day. — W. Beran Wolfe

If you are too busy to go fishing, you are too busy. — Jed Clampet ($156 million in Mr. Drysdales bank)

That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria! –Calvin

Hardness of Heart

The worst prison would be a closed heart. –Unknown 

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. — Stephen Vincent Benet

[He was] a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity. –Mark Twain

Hatred vs. Love

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love, one another. — Jonathan Swift


The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.” — Herbert Spencer

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like and do what you’d druther not. — Mark Twain


Those most conscious of another world have made the most effective Christians in this one. – C.S. Lewis



Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. –George Santayana (1863-1952)

Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scariest materials, or none at all. – Gerald White Johnson


The way to grow in holiness is to be around people more holy than ourselves. We hear their stray comments and absorb their judgment of what’s important. We listen to their prayers and find that God is bigger than we’d thought. — Oswald Chambers


The best definition of the gospel message I ever heard is that the gospel is the permission and command to enter difficulty with hope. — Donna Schaper, A Book of Common Power

Hope is passion for what is possible. — Kierkegaard

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but which direction we are moving. — Oliver Wendell Holmes

The USA now faces many serious economic, political, social problems.

We’ve dug ourselves into a hole. It’s going to take all that we have in terms of spirit and dedication to fight our way out. Like an athlete returning from a lazy summer we must get long unused muscles back into shape. All American must join together to fight cynicism and restore the values in our family, the community, and the workplace. What is needed is a resurgence of spirit on the part of the American people.”

John Gardner a while back wrote an article in USA Today “the need for a rebirth in the American Spirit”

Hope has two beautiful daughters Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are. — Augustine


Hospitality is the art of making someone feel at home, when you wish they were. — Unknown


There is no cause half so sacred as the cause of a people. There is no idea so uplifting as the idea of the service humanity. – Woodrow Wilson, 1912


It is good for a man to eat thistles and to remember that he is an ass. –E. S. Dallas 

I must be poor and want, before I can exercise the virtue of gratitude; miserable and in torment, before I can exercise the virtue of patience. — John Donne

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. — Isaac Newton Source: Dictionary of Quotations, Collins Gem

Earth is crammed with heaven
And every bush aflame with God
But only those who see take off their shoes. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We may be many, but we ain’t much. — Vance Havner

One does not gain much by mere cleverness. — Marquis de Vauvenargues

We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.” — Thomas Edison

Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundations. — Augustine

Those who believe in God can never, in a way, be sure of Him again. Once they have seen Him in a stable, they can never be sure where He will appear or to what lengths He will go, to what ludicrous depths of self-humiliation He will descend in His wild pursuit of man. If holiness and the awful power and majesty of God were present in this least auspicious of all events, this birth of a peasant’s child, then there is no place or time so lowly or earthbound but that holiness can be present there too. And this means that we are never safe, that there is no place that we can hide from God, no place where we are safe from His power to break in two and recreate the human heart because it is just where He seems most helpless that He is most strong, and just where we least expect Him that comes most fully. — Frederick Buechner

The honest work of yesterday has lost its social status, its social esteem. — Peter F. Drucker

Any student I’m not prepared to learn from, I’m not prepared to teach. — James D. Nelson, Historian

The biggest addiction we have to overcome is to the human ego. Why? Because ego stands for “Edging God Out.” — Ken Blanchard

The secret, Joey, is to know you’re somebody without thinking your somebody. Dennis the Menace

Don’t bother to give God instructions; just report for duty. — Corrie ten Boom

I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow. — Woodrow Wilson

Our army is composed of the scum of the earth, the mere scum of the earth. — General Wellington

He shows himself worthy, in that he confesses himself unworthy. — Augustine

Humility is not thinking less of myself, but not thinking of myself at all. – Andrew Murray


Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. — Horace Walpole

A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds. — Percy Ross

“Your socks should never be funnier than you are.” — Hal Rubenstein


Life cannot be hurried.” — Maasai saying

Every hour is rush and most of our food is fast. — Ellen Goodman

We are a society of notoriously unhappy people — people who are glad when we have killed the time we are trying so hard to save. — Erich Fromm

I am not this steeply sloping hour in which you see me hurrying — Rainer Maria Rilke

One would think the rat race would be exercise enough! — Unknown

Life is already too short to waste on speed. – Edward Abbey


It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you. — Mark Twain

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