A Word to the Wise

Here is where we just post little quotes to make you think or just brighten your day. We’ll try to get at least one out every week, and we may eventually decide to expand on some of these quotes in a blog post.

Week of 5/26/13: “It is just as easy to say you are powerful as it is to say you are powerless.” -Todd Fortier
Week of 6/2/13: “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” -Thomas A. Edison
Week of 6/9/13: “Take time to laugh. It’s the music of the soul.” -Dove chocolate

Week of 6/16/13: “People aren’t afraid of saying ‘I love you.’  They are just afraid of hearing what the response might be.” -Anonymus

Week of 6/23/13: “If you dislike someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way you’ll be a mile away from them and you’ll still have their shoes.” -Unknown

Week of 6/30/19: “As someone told me lately, everyone deserves the chance to fly!’ -Elphaba, Defying Gravity, Wicked (Stephen Schwartz)

Week of 7/7/13: “The God that created you without your permission cannot save you without your cooperation.” -Fr. Aniello

Week of 7/14/13: “To love another person is to see the face of God.” -Jean Valjean, Eponine, & Fantine in “Epilogue” of Les Misérables

Week of 7/21/13: “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” -G.K. Chesterton

Week of 7/28/13: “Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” -Mother Teresa

Week of 8/4/13: “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.  Aloud.” -Coco Chanel

Week of 8/11/13: “People come, people go.  They’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book.  When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures.  Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.” -Nicholas Sparks

Week of 8/18/13: “Happiness keeps you sweet.  Trials keep you strong.  Sorrows keep you human.  Failures keep you humble.  Success keeps you glowing, but only God keeps you going.” -Anonymous

Week of 8/25/13: “It’s the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” -Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

Week of 9/1/13: “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” -A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh

Week of 9/8/13: “When people walk away from you, let them go.  Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn’t mean they are bad people.  It just means that their part in your story is over.” -Tony McCollum

Week of 9/15/13: “Fear can turn to love if you learn to see the man behind the monster.” -The Phantom of the Opera

Week of 9/22/13: “It’s OK to be flawed AND fabulous!”- Dove chocolate

Week of 9/29/13: “At any given moment, you have the power to say: this is not how the story is going to end.” -Anonymous

Week of 10/5/13: “Love is Friendship set to music.” -Anonymous

Week of 10/13/13: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus, ” (Philippians 4: 6-7 NKJV from The Bible Promise Book for Teens by Jennifer Hahn).

Week of 10/20/13:  “I’ve chosen to be happy because it is good for my health,” -Voltaire

Week of 10/27/13:  “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud,” -Dr. Maya Angelou

Week of 11/3/13: “The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint,” -Marianne Moore

Week of 11/10/13: “If you love someone, you should be able to be yourself, but it’s not easy; it takes a lot of inner courage,” -Jenny Hoppe

Week of 11/17/13: “Even when the rain hides the stars, even when the mist swirls the hills, even when the dark clouds veil the sky, God is by my side.  Even when the sun shall fall in sleep, even when at dawn the sky shall weep, even in the night when storms shall rise, God is by my side.  God is by my side,” The Clouds’ Veil hymn.

Week of 11/24/13: “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think,” A.A. Milne’s Christopher Robin.

Week of 12/01/13: “When I was five years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy.’  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life,” -Anonymous.

Week of 12/8/13: “The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter- often unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter- in the eye,” Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

Week of 12/15/13: “Seeing isn’t believing; believing is seeing,” Disney’s The Santa Claus

Week of 12/22/13: “You are telling me there’s no hope.  I am telling you you’re wrong,” -Anonymous

Week of 12/29/13: “What lies before us and what lies behind us is nothing compared to what lies within us,” -Oliver Wendell Holmes

1/5/14: “Use your smile to change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile,” -Anonymous

1/12/14: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt.

1/19/14: “Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and becoming.” -Myrna Loy

1/26/14: “Your heart is free- have the courage to follow it.” -Anonymous

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