F E B R U A R Y
- Sympathy: Two hearts tugging at one load.
-- Charles H. Parkhurst
- After the verb 'to love', the verb 'to help' is the most beautiful verb in the world.
-- Bertha von Suttner
- "Is anybody home?" called out Pooh very loudly.
"No!" said a voice; and then added, "you needn't shout so loud. I heard you quite well the first time."
-- A.A. Milne, from Winnie-the-Pooh
- When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
- A person who seeks help for a friend, while needy himself, will be answered first.
-- The Talmud
- Live as if everything you do will eventually be known.
-- Hugh Prather
- If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
-- Soren Kierkegaard
- While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
-- Angela Schwindt
- You can delegate authority, but not responsibility.
-- Stephen W. Comiskey
- There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.
-- Bern Williams
- None of us is a smart as all of us.
-- Phil Condit
- The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes of it.
-- John Ruskin
- Believe in miracles but don't depend on them. When you hear a kind word spoken about a friend, tell him so. Spoil your spouse, not your children. Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.
To help your children turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.
-- H. Jackson Brown, Jr., from Life's Little Instruction Book
- He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived, but lost.
-- Thomas Fuller
- Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
-- George Sewell
- The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.
- Shared joy is joy doubled. Shared sorrow is sorrow halved.
- Life is too short to be little.
- The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.
-- John Holt
- A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.
-- C. S. Lewis
- Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge, and dares to forgive an injury.
-- Edwin Hubbell Chapin
- The less you have, the less you have to worry about.
- Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.
-- Henry Van Dyke
- Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
-- George Eliot
- You can do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
- Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other -- it doesn't matter who it is -- and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.
-- Mother Teresa
- And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
- If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person
If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house
If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation
If there is order in the nation, there will be Peace in the World.
-- Chinese Proverb
- I claim to be no more than an average man with less than average abilities. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
-- Mahatma Gandhi