More of What People Say


Here are a few more sayings from my collection of many. It’s interesting how just a few words can make most us sit up and take notice.

Every generation needs regeneration. Charles H. Spurgeon

If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it. Marcus Aurelius

Seek not every quality in one individual. Confucius

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet. African Proverb

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the light. Plato

Let us not be known for our knowledge alone but for the love and the caring and kindness we’ve shown. Mary Frances Martin

The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live. Norman Cousins

Losing your temper is no way to get rid of it. Our Daily Bread

Those with tunnel vision will eventually see the light. pab

 

 

What People Say


I’m not sure what you would call a collector of sayings and quotes but it’s part of my life’s enjoyment. Every once in awhile I post some and today is no different. Happy Saturday.

Listening is the act of entering the skin of the other and wearing it for a time as if it were your own. David Spangler

Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength. Francis De Sales

Empty pockets never held anyone back, it’s only empty heads and empty hearts that do it. Norman Vincent Peale

Progress always includes risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. Frederick Wilcox

People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln

Timely Messages


Once again I have come across a lovely message in one of my spiritual journals. It is from a 2007 Our Daily Bread article and goes like this:

“To show his love, Jesus died for me; to show my love, I must live for him.”

And here’s one from Pearl Bailey: People see God every day; they just don’t recognize him.

Another is from Winston Churchill: Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it’s the courage to continue that counts.

We can’t change the past but we can change the future by making the right choices today. Joel Osteen

It is better to get wisdom and understanding rather than silver and gold. Proverbs 16:16 paraphrased

Make me a channel of your peace…St. Francis of Assisi

Jesus wept. John 11:35 …This for the grief stricken in Humboldt, Saskatchewan.

Some Collected “Wiseries”


“Wiseries” is a new word I coined to describe different and wise sayings I have collected over the years; to name a few…

Put on a glove and get in the game of life. A father to his son.

Your job isn’t to always hit a home run; it’s simply to step up to the plate. Matthew Ruttan

Insight sees what eyesight cannot see.

As you travel on life’s journey, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the whole. David Lynch.

The things we see are a very small fraction of the things that are.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

For every time there is a season and for every life there is a reason.

Pessimism is a waste of time. Norman Cousins

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is what happens while you are making other plans.

In the journey of life what may appear to be the end is actually a new beginning.