“FRIDAY’S QUOTATIONS” – Food For Weekend Thought – (selected and distributed weekly by R.Varga, Johns Creek, GA since 1988)

It is a very dangerous thing to have an idea that you will not practice.”

Phyllis Bottome


Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though ’twere his own.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”

C. S. Lewis


If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

Nelson Mandela


You can pretend to care, but you can’t pretend to show up.”

– George L. Bell


“There is nothing anti-intellectual in the leap of faith, for faith is not believing without proof but trusting without reservation.”

William Sloane Coffin Jr.


A man who lacks reliability is utterly useless.”

– Confucius


Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.”

John R. Wooden


“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

Henry David Thoreau


Pray not for easy lives, pray to be stronger men.”

– John F. Kennedy


“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.”

– Isabelle Hollande


One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it’s remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver’s license.”

– P.J. O’Rourke


“I once thought losing my confidence was the worst thing that could happen; then I lost my faith.”

– Bobby Vee


Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.”

Glen Turner


He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.”

– Proverbs 12:11


We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.”

– M. Facklam


Example moves the world more than doctrine.”

– Henry Miller


Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry–all forms of fear–are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”

Eckhart Tolle


“We are either in the process of resisting God’s truth or in the process of being shaped and molded by his truth.”

– Charles Stanley


A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.”

Mark Twain


The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.”

– Colin Powell

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