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Excluding Chesterton, Greenfell, and Johnson, the anonymous clan holds the cards in this collection!!

  • After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
  • The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
  • Keep doing what you have always done, and you will keep getting what you have always gotten.
  • If a job takes 10 minutes to do, give it 10 minutes.  If it takes 15 hours, give it 15 hours.  In other words, no more or less than it deserves
  • People, including God, come first.
  • Be fair and honorable, not for what you get from it, but because it is right.
  • Forbidden fruits create many jams.
  • He who angers you controls you.
  • Kindness is difficult to give away, because it keeps coming back.
  • Plan ahead.  It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.
  • Wisdom has two parts: 1) Having a lot worth saying, and 2) Knowing when not to say it.
  • Happy is the person who can laugh at himself.  He will never cease to be amused.
  • Better to sleep on what you plan to do than to be kept awake by what you have done.
  • If you have never been amazed by the very fact that you exist, you are squandering one of the greatest facts of all.
  • Pity the poor person who, with all the world to fall in love with, he chose himself.
  • True friendship has been achieved when silence between them is comfortable.
  • Straddling an issue is like straddling the middle of the road – you can get hit from both sides.
  • The business of tradition is to ensure the future.  Only when we know how the story has run to this point, can we responsibly decide how the plot might now unfold. (Luke T. Johnson in Scripture and Discernment)
  • God’s work does not wait to be done by perfect Christians.
  • The measure of our real wealth is how much would we lose if we lost all our money.
  • You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will not forget with whom you wept.
  • Democracy tells us not to neglect a good man’s opinion even if he takes care of our horses.  Tradition asks us not to neglect a good man’s opinion even if he is our father. (G.K. Chesterton in Orthdoxy)
  • Be kinder than necessary. (Sir Wilfred Greenfell)