"To act and act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait and wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the rising and falling tides (of affairs), so that with nature and law at his back, and truth and beneficence as his beacon light, he may accomplish wonders. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other. Man thus becomes the victim of the tides when he should be their master." -- Helena Petrova Blavatsky
"Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late."
-- Felix Frankfurter
"To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future."
"True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance." -- Akhenaton
Sometimes, with luck, we find the kind of true friend, male or female, that appears only two or three times in a lucky lifetime, one that will winter us and summer us, grieve, rejoice, and travel with us.
A friend thinks of you when all others are thinking of themselves.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
--Henry David Thoreau
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.
--Guy H. King
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
--Satchel Paige, 1974
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him.
Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! God Bless one and ALL!