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Concise and profound – a combination that is hard to beat.  Ponder the following, practice the truth of as many as you can, and honor God with the results.   

  • Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie.
  • Graciousness is to examine what is said, not him who speaks.
  • God gives the nuts but he does not crack them.
  • A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year.
  • He is rich who owes nothing.
  • Being intelligent and being kind are not either-or but both-and qualities.
  • Forgive, daily, those who caused the wounds that keep you from wholeness.
  • He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.
  • He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
  • Experience is a wonderful thing.  It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. (Mortimer Zuckerman)
  • A person is foolish not to be what he can be because he can’t be what he wants to be.
  • If your mind goes blank, don’t forget to turn off the sound.
  • The vast majority of moral problems that trouble us cannot be eradicated by law. (Don Eberly)
  • It is not substance that makes one an addict, but the need to escape from reality.  Thus, recovery is much more than giving up the addictive agent.
  • The law, mindful of its nature, is required to be tolerant of many evils that morality condemns. (John Courtney Murray)
  • There are two ways to get enough.  One is to accumulate more and more.  The other is to need less. (G.K. Chesterton)
  • Truth matters, but not all truth matters equally. (Roger Olson, in Christianity Today, Sept 6, 1999, p. 94)
  • Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
  • Everyone is a volume if you know how to read them.
  • The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.