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Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Every opportunity has a difficulty, and Every difficulty has an opportunity.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. Groucho Marx  


Every calendar's days are numbered.

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.

Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. Helen Keller

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. Groucho Marx

Wherever the cause exists the same results can follow.

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. Picasso

The truth always turns out to be simpler than you thought. Richard Feynman

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. 
Aristotle Onassis

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Sincerity exacts a cost... Frank Webb 

No one will ever have enough money to buy back their past.

If societies continue on the current path set by major political leaders, financial powers, multinational interests and military forces, we can forecast with full confidence that tomorrow will bring more sorrow than joy, more hardship than prosperity, more war than peace, more physical and mental illness than strong bodies and sound minds. Gerald Calente

The grass isn't greener on the other side. It's greener where you water it.

Never fear criticism when you are right; never ignore it when you are wrong.

All work and no play can take the joy of life away.

Be wise - Do right.

Our attitude toward death often determines how we live.

Adding up your blessings can multiply your joy.

You never win when you play with sin. 

Freedom always comes with a price.

Fire refines gold; Adversity refines human nature. In the day of adversity, consider.

All Time spent with God is time well spent.

The presence of trouble does not mean the absence of God.

To lose is not always failure.

Little is much when God is in it.

If you pause to think you'll have cause to thank.

God uses life's stops to prepare us for the next start.

In our daily lives we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful; but gratefulness that makes us happy. Albert Clarke

Greatness without goodness is valueless.

Children may close their ears to advice, but their eyes are always open to example.

Indifference to evil is a great evil.

A change in behavior begins with a change in the heart.

Our greatest freedom is freedom from sin.


A small light can dispel great darkness.

It's not where you're from, but where you're going that counts.

If it wasn't for the last minute nothing would get done. 

Courage is resistance to fear, not absence from fear. Mark Twain

Not all who wander are lost. 

If light and truth is within our reach, and we neglect to improve the privilege of hearing and seeing it, we virtually reject it. E. G. White

The trouble with the truth is that it can change everything.

Consider the postage stamp my child... Its usefulness consists in its ability to stick to one thing until it reaches its destination.

The longest journey is performed by taking one step at a time. E. G. White

A skeptic is one who won't take know for an answer.

The door to the human heart can be opened only from the inside.

To understand is to pardon.

Books can change the world. 


He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose. 
Jim Elliot

It doesn’t work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps.  American Proverb

The first rule of holes: When you're in
one, stop digging. Molly Ivans

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.  Groucho Marx

Teach a man to fish and you’ll feed him for the rest of his life. Teach a man to phish and he’ll clean out your bank account.

It is the mark of the cultured man that he is aware of the fact that equality is an ethical and not a biological principle.
Ashley Montagu

If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

When words fail....Music speaks.

Opportunities are seldom labeled.  John A. Shedd

When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. Gilbert K. Chesterton

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.  James Thurber

The only thing worse than being blind is
having sight, but no vision. Helen Keller

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.

Human rights can only be assured
among a virtuous people.
George Washington

Intensity of belief in a subject has nothing to do with its accuracy.

People largely accept truth in terms of reasonableness. But, ... reasonableness is not the only criteria for establishing truth.  Larry Wilson

A Government big enough to give you
everything you want, is strong enough
to take everything you have.
Thomas Jefferson

Time is God's way of keeping everything from happening all at once.

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

People don't always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them.

Writing is thinking on paper.  William Zinsser

Your weakness may be your biggest strength.

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

Time is a great revealer of secrets.

Every test in our life makes us bitter, or better. Every problem comes to break us, or make us. The choice is ours whether we become victim, or victor.

Endorsement of some point by a majority, or scholarly defenses on the same, does not confirm truth.  Larry Wilson

To keep moths out of old clothing, it is recommended to give the clothing to the poor. From the Gospel Sickle, July 1, 1887

The real greatness of the man is measured by the power of the feelings that he controls, not by those that control him.  E. G. White

Many people who are able to create lasting value in a short time share a common attribute: humility. These individuals have a clear resolve and determination, but they also stay open to the idea that the way they're doing things may not necessarily be the best way - that a better way may be right around the corner.  Vince Poscente

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.  Abigail Van Buren



 
What Will Matter
 
Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured, or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned, or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies, will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to do lists, will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important, will fade away.
It won’t matter where you came from, or what side of the tracks you lived on, at the end.
It won’t matter whether you were beautiful, or brilliant.
Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built;
Not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage, or sacrifice, that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew,
But how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories,
But the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom, and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident.
It’s not a matter of circumstance, but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters.
  
Michael Josephson
 


 
There are two ways to interest a man, or arouse his curiosity. One is to tell him something he didn't know. The other is to remind him of something he has forgotten.  A.E.N. Gray

Some minds are like concrete; all mixed up and permanently set.

To do something different isn't wrong; unless what you're doing is wrong.  Chris Teske

Faith is simply taking God at His word.

Anything you lose automatically doubles in value.
Mignon McLaughlin

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.  Ayn Rand

The best vision is insight.  Malcolm S. Forbes

Knowledge is the power of the mind,
wisdom is the power of the soul.
Julie Shannahan

When you hear the sound of hoof beats, most people think of horses... But some will think zebras.

Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your dream. A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.  Herb Caen

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.  Albert Einstein

The Lord uses small tools to perform large tasks.

A different world (or church) cannot be built by indifferent people.

You can't face a rapidly changing world with yesterday's skills.

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered.The point is to
discover them. 
 Galileo Galilei

We cannot be where we need to be by remaining where we are.

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.  Winston Churchill

Every generation needs regeneration.
Charles H. Spurgeon

There is a great difference between knowing a thing and understanding it. Charles Kettering

It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
Publilius Syrus

Many of the insights of the saint stem
from his experience as a sinner.
Eric Hoffer

There is nothing permanent except change.  Heraclitus

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.  Samuel Taylor

Common sense isn’t common.  Chris Teske

Everything should be made as simple
as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein

Nothing is more common than unfulfilled potential.
Howard Hendricks

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.  Albert Einstein

A belief is not merely an idea the mind
possesses, it is an idea that possesses
the mind. 
 Robert Oxton Bolt

...[I]t's important to realize that when two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.  Richard Dawkins

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.  Albert Szent-Gyorgi

Everything that has been said wasn’t worth saying.
Chris Teske

There are three classes:Those who see.Those who see when they are shown.Those who do not see.  Leonardo Da Vinci

Another version of 3 classes.There are three classes of people in this world:Those who know much.Those who know little.Those who don't know anything.  Codrut Magheru


More Quotes With Great Insight



Time is a great revealer of secrets.

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

Don't find yourself believing that the only colors are the ones in the box.

Too many people are ready to carry the stool when the piano needs to be moved.

Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed.

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you're feeling your worst, that's when you get to know yourself the best.  Leslie Grossman

The tragedy of war is that it uses man's
best to do man's worst.
Henry Fosdick

I complained I had no shoes, until I saw someone who had no feet.

Religion and Science attempt to outsmart each other; yet no one can
outsmart God. 
 Codrut Magheru

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.

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

The best is yet to be.  Robert Browning

Realize that true happiness lies within you.  Lucian

Defeat is simply a signal to press
onward. 
 Helen Keller

We do not sing because we are happy, we are happy because we sing. William James

Why does the caged bird sing? Because it can.

The oyster turns into pearl the sand
which annoys it.
Sidney Newton Bremer

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