Goldmines Quotes and
- 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
- – TribBits, Decatur Tribune
- “IN POLITICS there are no
accidents. If it happens, you can
bet it was planned that way.” (F.D.
- “Youth would be an ideal state if it
came a little later in life.”
- 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
- 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
- character, give him power.” – Abraham
- 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
- 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
- “Defeat? I do not recognize the
meaning of the word.” – Margaret
- “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.” –
- 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
- “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
- 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
- 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
- “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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- “One man with courage is a majority.”
- “THAT BOOK (the Bible) is the rock on
which this republic rests.”
- “If the world is cold, make it your
business to build fires.” - Horace
- “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
- 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
- Some are willing to do anything to
become Christians, except give up their
- Ignorance is when you don’t know
something and somebody finds out about
- 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
- "That's kind of you, but I don't have
any worries or troubles."
- "That's because we aren't married
- 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.” –
- “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.”
- “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.”
- “Sometimes the Lord calms the
storm. Sometimes He lets the storm
rage and calms His children.”