Proverbs and One Liners


Success should not go to head and failure should not go to heart. (Tamil proverb)
TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More.
Light travels faster then sound... which is why most people appear brilliant until you hear them.
Happiness is like a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly may alight upon you. (Hawthorne)
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work, and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. (Indira Gandhi)
The larger the lake of knowledge the longer the shore of wonder.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace. (Jimi Hendrix)
There is a light at the end of every tunnel, just pray it's not a train.
You were born as an original. Don't die as a copy.
He who feels that he is too small to make a difference has never been bitten by a mosquito.
If I knew grandchildren were going to be this much fun, I would have had them first!
If you let go of the past, it no longer has a hold on you.
There is a certain freedom in having nothing left to lose.
Rules + Regulations - Relationships = Resentment + Rebellion.
When I stand before the Lord, I'd rather explain why I went, rather than why I didn't go.
We do what we believe, the rest is just a bunch of religious talk.
Of course men can multitask, they read on the toilet.
Friendship should not be sought, but is usually found both by chance and good luck.
Enthusiasm can be like a fire that needs an occasional poke with a stick.
The envious praise me unknowingly. (Kahlil Gibran)
A lasting marriage consists of the 3 C's;
If you can laugh with a person, you can work with a person.
Strive for perfection in everything you do.
Take the best that exists and make it better.
When it does not exist, design it.
(Sir Frederick Henry Royce - of Rolls-Royce)
Smile is contagious; just smile at someone and see their reaction.
It takes a day to find a friend, a moment to lose them but a lifetime to forget them.
He, who doesn't hope to win has already lost. (Simon Bolivar)
Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.
Making your good times count and not forgeting your bad times makes a man sucessful.
Talent is useless without training, thank God. (Mark Twain)
Relationships-- of all kinds-- are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost. (Kaleel Jamison)
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Fate decides who walks into your life, you decide who you let stay, who you let walk away, and who you refuse to let walk out.
It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.
Don't make someone a priority, who only makes you an option.
If a man is not there for you at your worst, he does not deserve to see you at your best.
It is the pain of sacrifice or the pain of regret.
He who wrestles with us, strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skills. Our antagonist is our helper. (Edmund Burke)
It's good to have money and all the things that money can buy, but it's good too, to make sure you haven't lost the things that money can't buy. (George Horace Lorimer)
Friendship is not about who came first or who cares the most. It is all about who came in your life and never left.
Contingencies have tendencies to become dependencies. (W. Thomas McQueeney)
When you take things for granted, the things you are granted, get taken. (Phil Hennessy)
The older I get, the smarter my Dad gets. (Mark Twain)
The search for wisdom is a great challenge; to act on wisdom is an even greater challenge. (Jagad Guru)
Charity may begin at home, but if it goes no further, it's no longer charity. It's clan loyalty.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Advice for the day: If you have a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: Take two, and keep away from children.
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
When the well's dry, we know the worth of water. (Ben Franklin)
A succesful man makes more money than his woman can spend.
A succesful woman is one who can find such a man.
If you can't dance, don't blame the dance floor.
The road to a friends house is never long. (Swedish proverb)
The time to ensure that the toilet works is before you really need it.
Making enemies out of friends is easy.
Making friends out of enemies is difficult, but it is actually worthwhile.
Fools learn from experience. Wise men learn from the experience of others (Otto von Bismark)
When the congregation falls asleep it is time for the minister to wake up.
The measure of greatness is not found in your accomplishments. Its in how much discouragement it takes to stop you.
People are made to be loved and things are made to be used. There is much chaos in this world because things are being loved and people are being used.
Laziness is the mother of all vice... but, it's a mother and you should respect her! (Spanish popular wisdom)
Being Australian is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, and then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV.
Talent hits the target which no one else can hit; genius hits the target which no one else can see.
A beautiful relationship does not depend upon how good we understand someone but on how well we avoid misunderstandings.
Wisdom will keep you from getting into situations where you need it. (Bruce M. Sandbrook)
Opportunity is a bald man with a beard: You can catch him coming, but you can' t catch him going.
What is worth having is worth waiting for.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. (Robert Frost)
An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. (Mohandas Gandhi)
As long as people keep killing people, to stop the killing of people, the killing will go on.
If love was a raindrop I would send you a shower
If hope was a minute I would send you an hour
If happiness was a leaf I would send you a tree
If you need a friend you will always have me!
Surely it's no coincidence that the word "listen" is an anagram of the word "silent".
May every day of your life together be worse than the next. (Old Irish wedding blessing)
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. (Abraham Lincoln)
A good match blows fire...
You may have grown old, but you may not have grown up.
It is not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
A Sunday school teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible, Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the verse. Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. Then came the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation. When it was his turn, Rick stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, "The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know."
A Sunday school teacher asked, "Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark?"
"No," replied Johnny. "How could he, with just two worms?"
A Sunday school teacher was carefully explaining the story of Elijah, the Prophet and the false prophets of Baal. She explained how Elijah built the altar, put wood upon it, cut the steer in pieces, and laid it upon the altar. And then Elijah commanded the people of God to fill four barrels of water and pour it over the altar. He had them do this four times - "Now," said the teacher, "can anyone in the class tell me why the Lord would have Elijah pour water over the steer on the altar?"
A little girl in the back of the room started waving her hand, " I know, I know!" she said, "To make the gravy!"
A Sunday school teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, "My Mummy looked back once while she was driving," he announced triumphantly, "and she turned into a telephone pole!"
Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday school.
"Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved."
"No Joey, is that really what the teacher taught you?" his mother asked.
"Well, no, Mom, but if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!"
The banquet was about to begin when the master of ceremonies was informed that the clergyman invited to give the blessing was unable to attend.
He asked the main speaker if he would oblige, and the man agreed.
He began, "There is no clergyman present, let us thank God."
If you need time alone, try cleaning the house.
If I never had a bad day, how would I know whether I was having a good day? (Lee)
Looks capture the eyes.
Personality captures the heart.
Heaven is where the police are British, the mechanics German, the cooks are French, the lovers Italian, and all is organize by the Swiss.
Hell is where the police are German, the mechanics are French, the cooks are British, the lovers are Swiss, and it's all organized by the Italians!
(Eliane Kirchner)
When you give and don't expect anything back that's love. But if you give and expect a return it's an investment.
God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
The teenager lost a contact lens while playing basketball in his driveway. After a fruitless search, he told his mother the lens was no where to be found.
Undaunted, she went outside and in a few minutes returned with the lens in her hand.
"How did you manage to find it, Mom?" the teenager asked.
"We weren't looking for the same thing," she replied. "You were looking for a small piece of plastic. I was looking for $150."
Laughter is a smile with the volume turned up.
Sometimes we all have days where we are 386's in a P4 world.
Have you ever noticed how the contents of a box are much more interesting before the box is opened?
It is okay to visit your past just don't bring any luggage with you.
Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.
There's a book that tells you where you should go on your vacation. It's called your checkbook.
Knowledge is proud she knows so much; wisdom is humble that she knows no more. (Cowper)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did. (Mark Twain)
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
We can't always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
Be not simply good; be good for something. (Henry David Thoreau)
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. (Winston Churchill)
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. (Mark Twain)
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
A children's catechism class was learning the Apostles Creed. Each child had been assigned a sentence to repeat.
The first one said, "I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth."
The second child said, "I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son."When he had completed his sentence, there was an embarrassing silence.
Finally, one child piped up, "Teacher, the boy who believes in the Holy Spirit isn't here."
People laugh because I'm different, I laugh because they're all the same.
My Sunday school class of kindergartners was studying the creation story.
After several weeks, we were ready to review.
"What did God make the first day?" I quizzed.
"The second day?" They answered both questions correctly.
"And what happened on the third day?" I asked.
One little child, face shining with enthusiasm, exclaimed, "He rose from the dead!"
Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future.
Faith is having the courage to dance to it today.
You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone else make yours. (Colin Powell)
Impossibility simply means I'm possibility. (Monsieur Nana Adom)
Faith is personal, but never private.
Tears are the baptism of the soul.
Utility is when you have one telephone,
luxury is when you have two,
and paradise is when you have none.
A politician is the one who shakes your hand before elections and your confidence after.
Quality rather than quantity determines your success.
Turn the despair of being alone into the wonder of being alone with God.
Don't protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.

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