Vol 14 Goldmines Quotes and Quips

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  • A LESSON FROM CRAYONS: We could learn a lot from crayons.  Some are sharp, some are pretty, and some are dull.  Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
  • –Trib-Bits, Decatur Tribune
  • The first year that income tax was collected, 1914, Americans paid an average per capita tax of 41 cents.  Only one percent of the population was obligated to pay taxes at all.
  • – TribBits, Decatur Tribune
  • “IN POLITICS there are no accidents.  If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” (F.D. Roosevelt)
  • “Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.”  (Henry Asquith)
  • MATURITY IS DEPENDABILITY. It is keeping your promises and coming through rather than breaking your promises and then confusing the issue with alibis.
  • Pride is the most peculiar disease known to humans. It makes nearly everybody sick except the one who has it.
  • Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
  • Your temper may get you into trouble, but it is pride that keeps you there.
  • An Egotist is a person who seems to be ME_DEEP  in everything.
  • Quotable Quote: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s
  • character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • Quotable Quote: “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked” – Bernard Meltzer
  • Quotable Quote: “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.”
  • – William A. Ward
  • Quotable Quote: “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” – Mark Twain

  • There's a new and improved computer available. It combines a word processor and a food processor. It is really helpful for those times when you have to eat your words.
  • Prejudice is being down on things you are not really up on.
  • By being patient and quiet in one moment of anger you may escape many days of sorrow and regret.
  • Biting the dog that bit you is not wise. Why not just muzzle the dog?
  • Those who love bring their children up. Others let theirs down.
  • Those who love people try to build them up. Others tear them down.
  • Those who love the church, the gospel, and the Lord try to build them up.
  • What seems essential today may not even be important tomorrow.
  • What would you say about those who do not build them up but actually hinder them even if they do not actively and purposefully tear them down?
  • “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:19-20).
  • A RECENT STUDY  has revealed that a hot temper can make a person three-times more likely to have a heart attack than someone who remains relatively calm.  Researchers discovered the higher risk after studying nearly 13,000 people in four American communities for six years. [Nigel Hawks, Science Editor, Times Newspapers Ltd.
  • it seems that every family tree has some sap in it.”
  • People will forget what you said.  People will forget what you did.  But people will never forget how you made them feel.
  • You can’t direct the wind, but you can adjust your sails.”

  • “There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.” – William Frederick Halsey, Jr.
  • “It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.” – Margaret Thatcher
  • “Apologizing does not always mean that you are wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.” – Anonymous
  • There’s no limit to the amount of good one can do when he doesn’t care if someone else gets the credit for it. But he won’t do much good if he insists on getting credit for everything.
  • Marriage is a contract, not a ninety-day tryout with opt-out clauses.
  • Floating anchors will not keep your boat from drifting. Floating church members will not keep the church afloat. They will probably sink it.
  • By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right he has a son who is sure he is wrong.
  • “ Opportunity : A thing which keeps some people from succeeding because it’s disguised as hard work.”
  • “Rely on our dear Savior.  He will be the Father of the fatherless and husband to the widow.  Trust in the mercy and goodness of Christ, and always be ready to say with heartfelt resignation, ‘May the Lord’s will be done.’”  (Andrew Jackson)
  • “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all school boards would require all graduates to prove they can read their diplomas?”  --Trib-Bits, Decatur Tribune
  • “It takes courage to stand up and be counted, but to keep on standing after being counted is the real test.”

  • “Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.” – Aesop
  • “The shell must break before the bird can fly.” - Tennyson
  • “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “Preacher,” the sweet little lady said, “your sermons are just like the peace of God to me. They seem to be past all understanding.”
  • How can those who hate what God loves and love what God hates dare to call themselves “Christian” and presume to speak for God in and to the world?
  • Killing the hornet who has stung you may give a certain pleasure and satisfaction, but it doesn’t make the wound heal any faster.
  • No one can have too many friends, but even one enemy is a surplus.
  • “At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected?  I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us.  It cannot come from abroad.  If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.  As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Maybe being old isn’t always being out-of-date!
  • THE TEST of character is not whether you conform to moral standards when they are the community norm, but whether you continue to adhere to them when the community strays elsewhere.
  • INFLATION : The price we pay for those government benefits everybody thought were free.  – Trib-Bits; Decatur Tribune

  • “Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!” – Oscar Wilde
  • “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William A. Ward
  • “The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.” - Dante Gabriel Rosetti
  • A smile is a gently curved line that can set a lot of things straight.
  • In order to get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three persons, two of whom are absent. ~Robert Copeland
  • Nobody can go back and make a new beginning or undo anything that has been done. But we can always start again at the present moment, correct things that are wrong and start doing what is right and make a brand new ending.
  • As yet, no one has invented a self-starting rumor.
  • Most rumors are about as hard to unspread as jelly on bread.
  • “AN OPTIMIST is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stop light.  But the truly wise person is colorblind.”  (Dr. Albert Schweitzer)
  • “One man with courage is a majority.” (Thomas Jefferson)
  • “THAT BOOK (the Bible) is the rock on which this republic rests.”  (Andrew Jackson)

  • “If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.” - Horace Trubel
  • “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” – Anonymous
  • “The starting point for all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind.” – Napoleon Hill
  • It is not chance but the choices you make that determines your destiny.
  • Those who invite trouble find that it generally accepts the invitation and often brings some uninvited company along with it.
  • A compromise is a deal in which two people get what neither of them really wanted.
  • HISTORY: The past recorded by winners.
  • “SELF RESPECT can never be bought, but it can always be sold.”
  • “A FRIEND is someone who thinks you’re a good egg even when you’re half-cracked.”

  • Some are willing to do anything to become Christians, except give up their sins.
  • Ignorance is when you don’t know something and somebody finds out about it.
  • Love forgives what courtesy and courage could have avoided.
  • Maybe you should stop trying to make a living and instead work with God in order to make a life.
  • To marry a woman for her beauty is like buying a house for its paint.
  • Woman to her fiancee: "When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles and lighten your burden."
  • "That's kind of you, but I don't have any worries or troubles."
  • "That's because we aren't married yet!”
  • God designed marriage for a man and a woman. Nothing else is marriage in His sight. Animals copulate – temporary connection – and sometimes mate. Humans can copulate and mate like animals but it is sacrilege to call it marriage.
  • “Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.” – Charles Dickens
  • “A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.”
  • “IT IS RIGHT to be content with what you have, but never with what you are.”
  • “LAZINESS grows on people: It begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains.” (Matthew Hale)
  • “The grand essentials in this life are some-thing to do, something to love and something to hope for.” ( Addison )
  • “IT’S EASIER to fool people than it is to convince them they have been fooled.” (Mark Twain)
  • “Sometimes the Lord calms the storm.  Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His children.”