Fear Quotes


Who of us hasn’t known fear at some point in our lives? Some fears can be paralyzing while others can prompt us to take action. Sometimes it’s helpful to know another’s take on fear as we will read in the following quotes on the subject. Happy Saturday.

The only thing we have to fear is…fear itself…Franklin D. Roosevelt

Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain. Mark Twain

He who overcomes his fears will truly be free. Aristotle

Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try. Michael Jordan

He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears. Michel De Montaigne

For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me…Job 3:25

Courage is fear that has said its prayers. Dorothy Bernard

More Powerful Words


Our pastor recently mentioned a quote by Winston Churchill which made me think of the battle we are fighting in today’s world.

Never was so much owed by so many to so few” was a wartime speech made by the British prime minister, Winston Churchill, in August 1940. He was referring to the pilots of the Royal Air Force, who fought so fiercely in the Battle of Britain. They were sorely outnumbered.

To me, this applies to all the front line workers who are too few for the too many who are suffering from the corona virus. Doctors, nurses, all medical and scientific personnel waging war against the battle of Covid, to save lives while risking their own.

As the RAF crews experienced victory in the past, may those on this new frontier experience the same victorious outcome as new battling words are spoken: “Mask up, keep a distance, wash your hands.”

Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”

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Strong Quotes


Strength is a powerful word; not just physical strength, but moral strength and spiritual strength as well. Sometimes we need help to keep up our strength, and sometimes that help comes in the form of words spoken by others.

You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. Bob Marley, singer/songwriter.

Strength is a matter of a made up mind. John Beecher, author.

Hope is the only thing stronger than fear. Suzanne Collins, American author and screenwriter.

Courage isn’t the strength to go on…it is going on when you don’t have the strength. Napoleon Bonaparte

“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.” Isaiah 40:29

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi

Happy Saturday.

More Reflection


Upon reflection, I thought it would be good to see what others think of reflecting and found a few quotes. Happy Saturday.

We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience. John Dewey

Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see.

The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us. Gabrielle Bernstein

Learning without reflection is a waste. Reflection without learning is dangerous. Confucius

Contentment


Contentment is a wonderful state to be in. Scripture recommends it highly and I can vouch for it, myself

…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4;11

The fear of the LORD leads to life;  then one rests content, untouched by trouble. Proverbs 29:23

But godliness with contentment is great gain. …1 Timothy 6:6

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have. Hebrews 13:5

And a quote from Henry Fielding: “I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more.”

And William Shakespeare said this in Henry VIII: “Our content is our best having.”

And last but not least: Man’s happiness really lies in contentment. Mahatma Gandhi

Happy Sunday.

Some Sound Advice


Sometimes we read a book, put it down, and say, “Wow, that was really good!” I have read many books like that, and Tuesdays with Morrie was one of them, Morrie being a man at the edge of life’s fragile end.

Here is some of what I learned from one of Mitch Albom’s very popular books.

“Don’t cling to things because everything is impermanent.”

“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

“Be compassionate,” Morrie whispered. “And take responsibility for each other. If we only learned those lessons, this world would be so much better a place.”

“As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed as ignorant as you were at twenty-two, you’d always be twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”

“I thought about all the people I knew who spent many of their waking hours feeling sorry for themselves. How useful it would be to put a daily limit on self-pity. Just a few tearful minutes, then on with the day.”

“The truth is, when our mothers held us, rocked us, stroked our heads -none of us ever got enough of that. We all yearn in some way to return to those days when we were completely taken care of – unconditional love, unconditional attention. Most of us didn’t get enough.”

“Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

Happy Tuesday.

10 favorite quotes from Tuesdays with Morrie - The Crown Publishing Group

New Horizons


“You can not swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” This is a quote by William Faulkner, Nobel Prize laureate.

This quote became my motivation to step out into a different world than the one that I had inhabited for twenty-one years as wife, homemaker, and mother; the world that changed when the “I do” became “I don’t”. It was my reminder that life goes on after separations, divorces, and even death.

When I lost sight of the shore, the new horizon held a new partner, self-employment, the publishing of two books, and a whole new spiritual dimension.

Take heart if your life seems to be stuck on the shores of strife…new horizons are just a swim away.

Searching for Quotes


It is a ton of fun researching quotes…just another Covid19 pastime. Here are some I found yesterday:
“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I’m beginning to believe it.”– Clarence Darrow
“We stopped looking for monsters under our bed when we realized that they were inside us.” Charles Darwin
Diapers and politicians should be changed often…and for the same reason.” Mark Twain
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)
“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.” Mark Twain
That’s it for today, who knows what tomorrow will find?

Call on Your Power


It is my belief that deep within each of us is a Power to be used for the good of all as indicated by the following people including me.

You are never given a wish without also being given the Power to make it come true. Richard Bach

Never measure God’s unlimited Power by your limited expectations. Our Daily Bread 2010

Call on the Power inherent in you…(My poem, All Things are Possible)

The beginning of Power is consciously opening our minds to God and being receptive to his presence, his spirit, his voice and his will. Charles L. Allen

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of Power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7

And then there is the poem I wrote in 1998:

THE POWER OF YOU

If you would be more powerful

release your ego

let it soar

let the roar of you subside,

look inside,

see the power of you

released

to empower others.

1998

Our Power is not to be mistaken for the power wielded by those who use and abuse it because they feel basically powerless in their own right. That power is actually a weakness.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty Power. Ephesians 6:10

 

What the Thinkers Think of God


I’m always interested in what others think of God and so it is that I convey the thoughts of some top thinkers today.

The beginning of power is consciously opening our minds to God and being receptive to his presence, his spirit, his voice and his will.  Charles L. Allen

To know God is to live.  Leo Tolstoy

Never measure God’s unlimited power by your limited expectations. (Our Daily Bread Magazine 2010)

I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.  — Albert Einstein
People see God every day, they just don’t recognize him.  Pearl Bailey
“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”  Abraham Lincoln
I’ll leave it at that and perhaps visit this subject another time.