And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
(John 17:3, KJV)
Reputation is determined by what a man does; character by what he won’t do.
Ability helps a man to get to the top; character will keep him there.
Character is not made in a crisis; it is only exhibited then.
A lazy man is of no more use than a dead man, and he takes up more room.
It is easier to raise objection than it is to get busy.
Some folks are like blisters– they only show up when the work is done.
A wise man has his afterthoughts first.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say and cannot be persuaded to say it.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Little minds discuss people.
It is human to bow to a superior; it is divine to bow to an inferior.
People who hold their heads too high miss a lot of the good things in life.
The branch that bends the lowest bears the most fruit.
Contentment consists not in great wealth, but in few wants.
Don’t spoil the life in making the living.
Some people get up bright and early, and some just get up early.
Kindness, Love, and Friendship
Faults are thick where love is thin.
Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the dumb can understand.
A man may fail many times, but isn’t a failure until he begins to blame someone else.
A pessimist is afraid that success will walk in while he is present.
Successful men forget yesterday, respect today, and anticipate tomorrow.
The thing about dreams is that you have to stay awake to make them come true.
The largest room in the world is the room for improvement.
A lie does not become the truth by frequent repetition.
A lie travels by lightning express; truth comes by stagecoach.
To know Christ, and to make Him known, is our business here.
Christianity is not a cloak put on, but a life put on.
The best way to live for another world is to live life in this one for others.
The cream of the Bible is never found by skimming the surface.
Be an “amen” Christian, but don’t shout it louder than you live it.
– Walter B. Clark (1906-2000)