Quotes to Live By
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
Regret your sins for all yesterdays, give thanks to God for your life today, and keep fighting for all tomorrows.
What saves a man is to take a step towards God. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
Don't wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Another day is purchased By God's Son, and we are His debtors.
If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.
It's better to fight for God than against God.
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present.
The best way to predict your future is to create it.
You don't get to choose how you are going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you are going to live. Now.
The future depends on what we do in the present.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
They can because they think they can.
Don't let what you can't do stop you from what you can do.
If you are going through a hard time, keep going.
To live godly is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist ungodly, that's all.
You are more than rich if you have good friends, good health, and a good conscience before God.
Success is ninety-nine per cent mental attitude. It calls for love, joy, optimism, confidence, serenity, poise, faith, courage, cheerfulness, imagination, initiative, tolerance, honesty, humility, patience and enthusiasm.
The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere.
Rather than be discouraged, always remember that rejection and resistance are almost guaranteed when you are doing something very important and very special for the glory of God.
We break our necks to earn respect and admiration from people, when it comes as a free gift to be loved by God.
In the course of your ungodly lifetime, you will be tempted to try to hold on to 'what is this transitory thing', when in fact, 'what is this transitory thing' is only a temporary phase that evolves almost immediately into 'what was this transitory thing'.
Laziness will cause you pain.
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
God grant me the serenity to pray for the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.
Excess on occasion is never good. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
Keep on renovating yourself, do so from day to day. Yea, let there be daily renovation.
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice that which we are for our daily progress into sanctity.
The only way you may correct the bad things in your past is to add better things to your future.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.
Whatever you are, be a good Christian.
The day will happen whether or not you get up.
Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.
Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.
All philosophy in two words, - sustain and abstain.
biggest problem in the world
Could have been solved when it was small.
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship.
Is bread the better for kneading? so is the heart. Knead it then by spiritual exercises; or God must knead it by afflictions.
You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, the cross of Christ and other spiritual things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.
There is often less danger in the things we fear than in the things we desire.
Friends and neighbors complain that taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly.
Sometimes the only way you can take a really good look at yourself is through somebody else's eyes.
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a mind that is thinking of others.
When you find peace within yourself from a Christian living, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
I shall pass through this life but once. Any good therefore that I can do, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it. For I shall never pass this way again. Heaven or hell awaits, we choose!
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
God will never give you any problems that he thinks you can't solve.
A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.
Decorate yourself from the inside out.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. Turn to God for strength and guidance everyday.
The friend in my adversity I shall always treasure most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.