Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Some of these are for laughter's sake only. Others are of a more serious nature. I hope you will be challenged and I hope you will smile!

I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God.

Elisabeth Elliot

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Abraham Lincoln

I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
Mother Teresa

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Amelia Earhart

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Mark Twain

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
Mark Twain

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill

Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
Winston Churchill

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
Helen Keller

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
Helen Keller

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
Helen Keller

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
Henry David Thoreau

Be not simply good - be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
Mitch Hedberg

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Galloping Guitarist said...

Very good quotes. You succeeded in making me smile and think deep about some of them.
I like the last one. :-)
How did your day go sis? How many students did you have?

The Ponderer said...

I have had one student already. The other one is coming later. I'm really excited though I was very nervous at first. This little gal is just the type of student I've dreamed of. She is going to be so much fun. :)