"Rebate--r-e-b-a-t-e," spelled the student.
"That's correct," said the teacher. "What does it mean?"
"That's when you have to put a new worm on your fishhook."
Judge A Man by his questions rather than by his answers.
A couple were being interviewed on their Golen Wedding Anniversary.
"In all that time--did you ever consider divorce?" they were asked.
"Oh, no, not divorce," one said.
"Murder sometimes, but never divorce."
"What lies behind you, and what lies ahead of you is of very little importance when it is compared to what lies within you." If love, trust, and commitment lie within you, yours will be a happier, more productive life. No matter what obstacles confront you, you will find a way to win. Every day.
Never compare yourself with anyone. What's the point?
Love, indeed, is light from heaven;
A spark of that immortal fire
With angels shared, by God given,
To lift from earth our low desire.
Devotion wafts the mind above
But heaven itself decends in love;
A feeling from the Godhead caught,
To wean from self each sorid thought:
A ray of Him who form'd the whole;
A glory circling round the soul.
No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person's enemies say about him.
The only lasting favor which the parent may confer upon the child is that of helping the child to help itself.
A construction crew was building a new road through a rural area, knocking down trees as it progressed.
A superintendent noticed that one tree had a nest of birds who couldn't yet fly and he marked the tree so that it would not be cut down.
Several weeks later the superintendent came back to the tree. He got into a bucket truck and was lifted up so that he could peer into the nest. The fledglings were gone. They had obviously learned to fly. The superintendent ordered the tree cut down.
As the tree crashed to the ground, the nest fell clear and some of the material that the birds had gathered to make the nest was scattered about. Part of it was a scrap torn from a Sunday school pamphlet. On the scrap of paper were these words: He careth for you.
A Minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city and attached the following message to his windshield: "I have circled this block 10 times. I have an appointment to keep. Forgive us our trespasses."
When he returned to his car he found this reply to his note along with a ticket: "I've circled this block for 10 years. If I don't give you a ticket, I lose my job. Lead us not into temptation."
Is it not strange that we fear most that which never happens? That we destroy our initiative by the fear of defeat, when, in reality, defeat is a most useful tonic and should be accepted as such.
A MIDST all the mysteries by which we are surrounded, nothing is more certain than that we are in the presence of an Infinite and Eternal Energy from which all things proceed.
It's tough to climb the ladder of success, especially if you're trying to keep your nose to the grindstone, your shoulder to the wheel, your eye on the ball, and your ear to the ground.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
Most of us will never do great things, but we can do small things in a great way.
I have seen death stare at me with my own eyes in a way many cannot know
I've seen death take others but still leave here below.
I've heard many screams of mother cries but death has refused to hear.
In my life I have seen many faces filled with many, many tears.
After death has come and gone, a tombstone sits for many to see.
But it serves no more than a symbol of a person's memory.
Under the person's name it reads the date of birth--and the date the person passed.
But the more I think about the tombstone the only important thing is the dash.
Yes, I see the name of the person, but that I might forget.
I also read the date of birth and death, but even that might not stick.
But thinking about the person, I can't help but to remember the dash
Because it represents a person's life and that will always last.
So when you begin to chart your life, make sure you are on a positive path
Because people may forget your birth and death, but they will never forget your dash.