As I have gotten older, I have come to realize that quotes and sayings aren’t just, well, “quotes and sayings.” In many cases, they actually contain good advice!
So, here is some of my favorite “stuff” floating around in my head. BTW, I am only listing things that I can quote from memory, to keep the list short (because we all know — I have a REALLY short memory!):
“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” Dante
“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of other are stiffened. ” Billy Graham
“Lefty loosey, righty tighty.” (I wouldn’t be able to unscrew anything without this one!)
“Thirty days hath September . . .” (Are there actually people who remember how many days are in each month WITHOUT using this little ditty?!!)
“The truth of the matter is, we always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” General Norman Schwartzkopf
“All things work to the good for those who know and love God.” Romans 8:28 (My favorite bible passage, that has helped me through many a rough time.)
I learned this poem in high school and have always been charmed by the pictures it creates:
~~Outwitted by Edwin Marcum~~
He drew a circle that shut me out.
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
Ah, but love and I had the wit to win.
We drew a circle that took HIM in!
If you have a favorite quote or bible passage or memory jogger or any kind of tip that helps you get through life, I’d love for you to share it in a comment!