Favorite Quotes


  • "My richness consists not in the extent of my possessions; but in the fewness of my wants." J. Brotherton

  • If I had not fallen, I could not have arisen; If I had not sat in darkness, God would not have been a light for me. . . Midrash Tehillim from "Hours of Devotion: Fanny Neuda's Book of Prayers for Jewish Women"

  • Start where you are !!

  • "No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway to the human spirit." Helen Keller

  • ''Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity'' - Joseph Sugarman

  • Real difficulties can be overcome; only the imaginary ones are unconquerable

  • "You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."

  • Thoughts damage not the brain but the heart. - Martin Luther

  • When life gives you a million reasons to cry - show a billion reasons to smile

  • "One day at a time...one minute at a time...one prayer at a time". - Jill Kelly in "Without A Word - How a Boy's Unspoken Love Changed Everything"

  • Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. - Leo Buscaglia

  • Procrastination assumes that we have power (control) over tomorrow. Tomorrow is the most dangerous word – it assumes tomorrow is in our hands

1 comment:

  1. I love your quotes.

    Here's a poem that made me think of you. A friend posted it on FB saying it's from "Climbing, a book by Rosalind Goforth, wife of Jonathan Goforth, missionary to China. It describes her reasons for writing about her and her husband's life--to encourage others who are climbing the same path that they climbed. It's a cry of encouragement to keep on. It doesn't say who wrote the poem, so I can give no credit."


    If you have gone a little way ahead of me, call back--
    'Twill cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track;
    And if, perchance, Faith's light is dim, because the oil is low,
    Your call will guide my lagging course as wearily I go.

    Call back, and tell me that He went with you into the storm;
    Call back, and say He kept you when the forest's roots were torn;
    That when the heavens thundered and the earthquake shook the hill,
    He bore you up and held you where the very air was still.

    O friend, call back and tell me, for I cannot see your face;
    They say it glows with triumph, and your feet bound in the race;
    But there are mists between us, and my spirit eyes are dim,
    And I cannot see the glory, though I long for word of Him.

    But if you'll say He heard you when your prayer was but a cry,
    And if you'll say He saw you through the night's sin-darkened sky--
    If you have gone a little way ahead, O friend, call back--
    Twill cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track.