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Sayings and Proverbs
Nails on the Door
Adeste Fideles

Compiled and edited by Daysounds Copyright 2001-2012

"If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have no love, I gain nothing." --The Bible
"Just as a mother holds her child's face in her hands to cover it with kisses, so does God hold the devout man." [or woman]--John Vianney
"Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear?" --The Bible
"He who desires nothing but God is rich and happy."--Alphonsus Liguori
"Write my words in your heart, and carefully meditate in them, because they will be necessary to you in the time of temptation. "--God's prophetic word to Thomas of Kempis, written by him in his book The Imitation of Christ (XV century A.C.)
"Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truth than merely contemplate."--Thomas Aquinas
"God is the one who delivers those who wait upon Him; and away from Him there is no true help, useful advice, or longlasting remedy."--Thomas of Kempis
"Occupy your minds with good thoughts, or the enemy will find the bad ones. Unoccupied they cannot be."--Thomas Moore
"The Kingdom of God is joy and peace in the Holy Spirit."--The Bible
"Be not anxious about what you have, but about what you are."--Gregory the Great
Two Famous Quotes Provided by an Anonymous Contributor
"There can be no freedom without responsibility."

"There are three types of people in the world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wondered what happened."

From Protagoras by Plato--attributed to Socrates and Solon
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"Know yourself"
From Antigone by Sophocles
"Whenever God prepares evil for a man, He first damages his mind, with which he deliberates."
"Don't give in to people who tell you to turn off your brain. Your cranium is private property and what goes on up there is up to you. Respect your abilities and respect yourself." --Delisle & Galbraith

"The family that prays together, stays together." --Al Scalpone

"Racism is not racist." (Racist people can be found in all races.) --DaySounds

"The darker the storm, the brighter the rainbow." --DaySounds

"Sticks and stones ae hard on bones;
Aimed with angry art,
Words can sting like anything,
But silence breaks the heart." --Phyllis McGinley

"Il faut qu'une porte soit ouverte ou fermee." --Old French Proverb (A door has to be either closed or open.)

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing." --Anon.

"Procastination is the thief of time." --Young, 1742

"L'enfer est plein de bonnes volontes ou desires." --St. Bernard (Hell is filled with good intentions or desires/The road to hell is paved with good intentions.)

"Procellae, quanto plus habent virium, tanto minus temporis." --Seneca (The sharper the storm, the sooner it's over.)

"A stitch in time saves twice/nine." --Anon.

"Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have." --Emily Chartier

If you expect learning to happen to you--like an accident or a suntan--you'll end up learning only what others want you to learn." --Delisle & Galbraith

"When I think of the hundreds of things I might be, I get down on my knees and thank God that I am me." --Elsi Janis

"It is not work that kills, but worry." --D.M. Mulock, 1879

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." --Eleanor Roosevelt

"Now, we are becoming the men we wanted to marry, Once women were trained to marry a doctor, not to be one." --Gloria Stinem

"To have someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings." --Miles Franklin

"Crosses are ladders that lead to Heaven." --T. Drake, 1616

"Thinke well and thou shalt speak well." --R. Edgeworth, 1557

"Think twice before you speak and then talk to yourself." --E. Hubbard, 1902

"If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well." --Chesterfield, 1746

"Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it,
you don't give the person who loves you enough chance
to love you enough." --Dinah Shore

"The sun shines into dung but is not tainted." --Diogenes Laertius

"Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden." --Swiss Proverb (Speech is silver, Silence is gold.)

"Inopy beneficium bis dat, qui dat celeriter." --Publius Syrus (He gives twice who gives quickly.)

"Non omne quod nitet aurum est." --Anon. (All that glitters is not gold.)

"God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble." --The Bible

"Where God builds a church, the devil will build a chapel." --Becon, 1560

"God likes to assist the man who toils." --Aeschylus

"Eat to live, not live to eat." --Socrates

"Trabaja para vivir, no vivas para trabajar." --Anonymous (Work to live, don't live to work.)

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder." --Anon. [Where there is real love]

"Out of sight, out of mind." --Anon.[Where love is superficial.]

"When in doubt, do nowt." --Anon.[Do nothing in persisting doubt.]

"The Devil finds work for idle hands to do." --St Jerome

"If anything can go wrong, it will." --Captain E. Murphy at Wright Field-Aircraft Laboratory in California, quoted by George Nichols (1949) [This famous quote is not based on reality; it's funny, but it can be tragic. When we don't trust something, someone, or ourselves to do something right, that very lack of trust makes our work sloppy; and if it is someone else we don't trust, that very fact will influence him/her not to do his/her best for us.]

"De gustibus non est disputandum." --Anon.{There is no disputing about tastes.)

"L'appetit vient en mangeant." --Rabelais, 1534 (Hunger comes with eating)

"Charity begins at home."--Anon.

"The best doctors are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman." --Anon. [Those doctors are very good, but the best one is Dr. God]

"The best things in life are free." --B.G. de Silva, 1927 [Free to the receiver, not to the giver (eg. salvation through the sacrifice of Christ on the cross).]

"Half the truth is often a big lie." --Anon.

"Tenacity and quietness of manner are preferible to ostentation." --Anon.

"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread." --Anon.

"Desires to write come after you have started writing." --M. Prior, 1721

"Bear and forbear." (Be patient and endure.) --Epictetus

"The best is the enemy of the good." --Anon.[If you are thinking of doing something the very best[perfect], chances are that you won't even start doing whatever it was. It is better to strive to do something well, even if it is not perfect.]

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Updated September 4, 2012