This blog was inspired by 31 for 21 & is about my wonderful family.

"As a mother, my job is to take care of what is possible & trust God with the impossible." ~Ruth Bell Graham

"Never look down on someone, unless you're helping them up!"

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

If only closed minds came with closed mouths.

Just a few quotes that I found fitting for my current state of mind...

"Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."  ~Julius Caesar

"When looking for faults use a mirror, not a telescope."  ~Edith Wharton

"While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions."  ~Stephen Covey

"Take an old dirty, hungry, mangy, sick and wet dog and feed him and wash him and nurse him back to health, and he will never turn on you and bite you. This is how man and dog differ."  ~ Lord Byron

"Practice what you preach."  (American proverb)

"For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."  (Gal. 6:7)

"Before criticizing a man, walk a mile in his shoes."  (Author unknown)

"A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword."  ~Robert Burton

"What goes around, comes around."  (Proverb)

"When you blame others, you give up your power to change."  (Author Unknown)

"When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself."  ~Louis Nizer

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."  ~William Shakespeare

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it."  ~David Star Jordan

"Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking.  There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught."  ~J.C. Watts

"Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to."  (Author Unknown)

"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip."  ~Will Rogers

"Conscience is that still, small voice that is sometimes too loud for comfort."  ~Bert Murray

"It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong."  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves."  ~Will Durant

"Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns!"  ~Allison Gappa Bottke

"You can stand tall without standing on someone.  You can be a victor without having victims."  ~Harriet Woods

"One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others."  ~Moliere

"Many of us believe that wrongs aren't wrong if it's done by nice people like ourselves."  ~Author Unknown

"Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all."  ~William Shakespeare

"God has given you one face, and you make yourself another."  ~William Shakespeare

"What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What is told in the ear of a man is often heard 100 miles away."  ~Chinese Proverb

"Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you."  ~Spanish Proverb

"It isn't what they say about you, it's what they whisper."  ~Errol Flynn

"Man is inclined to exaggerate almost everything - except his own mistakes."  (Author unknown)

"Judge me all you want, just keep the verdict to yourself."  ~Winston 

"There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience."  ~French Proverb

"You can forgive someone almost anything. But you cannot tolerate everything...We don't have to tolerate what people do just because we forgive them for doing it. Forgiving heals us personally. To tolerate everything only hurts us all in the long run." ~Lewis B. Smedes

"The worst wounds I ever felt were the ones people gave to my children. Wrong my kids, you wrong me. And my hurt qualifies me to forgive you. But only for the pain you caused me when you wounded them. My children alone are qualified to forgive you for what you did to them." ~Lewis B. Smedes

"People who have been wronged badly and wounded deeply should give themselves time and space before they forgive...There is a right moment to forgive. We cannot predict it in advance; we can only get ourselves ready for it when it arrives...Don't do it quickly, but don't wait too long...If we wait too long to forgive, our rage settles in and claims squatter's rights to our souls." ~Lewis B. Smedes

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