“Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem.” – John Galsworthy


“The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer.” – WWII Military Slogan


“My salad days. When I was green in judgement.”

– William Shakespeare

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” – Woodrow Wilson


“The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.” – Walter Bagehot


“The thorns which I have reaped are of the tree I planted.” – Lord Byron


“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting, it has been tried and found difficult and left untried.” – G.K. Chesterton


“Where God has his church, the Devil will have his chapel.” – Spanish Proverb


“Colleges don’t make fools, they only develop them.” – George Horace Lorimer


“Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.” – Jean De La Bruyere


“Adversity make men think of God.” - Livy


“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark: You know what you are doing but nobody else does.” – Ed Howe


“In giving advice I advise you, be short.” –Horace


“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats.” – H.L. Mencken

“We are but tenants and shortly the great Landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired.” – Thomas Jefferson


“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” – Edmund Burke

“All of us have a core desire to be respected. When this desire isn’t met, we are tempted to lapse into a self-defeating response.” – Gary Thomas, author “Sacred Marriage”


“Sometimes what is hard to take in the first years of marriage is not what we find out about our partner, but what we find out about ourselves.” – Gary Thomas, author “Sacred Marriage”


“Mature adults realize that every relationship involves conflict confession and forgiveness.” – Gary Thomas, author “Sacred Marriage”


“The first hundred years are the hardest.” – Wilson Mizner


“Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kiekegaard


“God won’t advance someone who is willing to stab someone in the back to get there.” – Tim Covert


“Mission includes not just what we do but also what we become.” – Gary Thomas, author “Sacred Marriage”


“Marriage is the merciless revealer, the great white searchlight turned on the darkest places of human nature.” – Katherine Anne Porter


“If you treat a man as he is, he will stay as he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be he will become the bigger and better man.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Thy fate is the common fate of all; into each life some rain must fall.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“Do not lengthen the quarrel while there is an opportunity of escaping.” – Latin Proverb


“He who knows nothing doubts nothing.” – Italian Proverb

“My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it.” – Robert Montgomery


“Where there is a sea there are pirates.”  - Greek Proverb


“A yawn is a silent shout.” - G.K. Chesterton


“Common sense could prevent most divorces. Also most marriages.” –Unknown


“Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt.” – Ken Hubbard


“Conceit is incompatible with understanding.” – Leo Tolstoy


“We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. – Aneurin Bevan


“He was a bold man who first swallowed an oyster.” – James I


“When a man commits the same crime twice, and is not punished, it seems to him permissible.” – The Talmud


“Of all tasks of Government  the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence.” – John Foster Dulles


“Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.” – Barry Farber


“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.” – Channing Pollock


“The test of a man or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.” – George Bernard Shaw

“If you want your dreams to come true, don’t.” – Yiddish Proverb

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