Collection of Inspiring Sayings

General Quotations


  • Envy is the art of counting the other fellows’ blessings instead of your own – Harold Coffin
  • The envious person thinks that if his neighbor breaks a leg, he will be able to walk better himself – Helmut Shoek.
  • Jealousy says, “I want what you have.” Envy says, “I not only want what you have but I want you to lose what you got.” Envy not only says that I want my grass to be greener but I want yours to burn out.”
  • You are never too old to set another dream/goal or too old to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis.
  • Most people are down on what they are not up on.
  • I am more afraid of an army of one hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of one hundred lions led by one sheep – Count Talleyrand.
  • Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple – C.W. Ceran.
  • Listen to whispers and you won’t have to hear screams. – Cherokee proverb.
  • Don’t put live eggs under dead chicken.
  • Criticism is something you can avoid easily – by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing – Aristotle.
  • If the average church made as much noise about God on Monday as they make on Sunday we would have a revival – Kirk & Cameron Scott.
  • Even the mightiest river loses its force when it splits up into streams.
  • The condition of the society is the report card of the church – Jackson Senyona, Uganda Revivalist.
  • Let the past be a launching pad, not a parking lot.
  • When you say a situation, or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God – Charles Allen.
  • You don’t trust Christ at all if you don’t trust Him with all.
  • The slandering tongue kills three – the slanderer, the slandered, and him who listens to the slander – Talmud.
  • Success is never final, failure never fatal; it’s the courage to continue that counts – Churchill.
  • Envy is rebellion against God’s leading in the lives of His children. It is saying that God has no right to bless His someone else more than me – Erwin Lutzer.
  • Criticism is often nothing more than low-grade envy.
  • A blacksmith can do nothing when the fire is out – Spurgeon.
  • The envious man feels others’ fortunes are his misfortunes, their profit, his loss, their blessing, his bone; their health, his illness, their promotion, his demotion; their success, his failure – Leslie Flynn.
  • One man cannot hold another down in a ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him – Booker T. Washington.
  • If you step on people in this life, you are going to come back as a cockroach in the next life – Willie Davis.
  • A blind man’s world is bounded by the limits of his touch; an ignorant man’s world by the limits of his knowledge; and a great man’s world by the limits of his vision.
  • · Some men see things as they are and say, “Why?” I dream of things that never were and say, “Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw.
  • We live under the same sky, but we don’t have the same horizon – Konrad Adenover.
  • God chooses what we go through. We choose how we go through.
  • What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny compared to what lies within us – Walt Emerson.
  • When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost, but when character is lost, all is lost.
  • A politician thinks of the next election, a statesman of the next generation – J.F. Clarke.
  • Leadership has a harder job to do than just choosing sides, it must bring sides together – Jesse Jackson.
  • A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back against the crowd.
  • · The man who follows the crowd will never be followed by a crowd.
  • · A leader is the one who climbs the tallest tree, surveys the entire situation, and yells, “Wrong jungle.” – Stephen Covey.
  • We are each of us angels with only one wing. And we can fly embracing each other.
  • A ship is safe in a harbor where there are no waves…but that’s not what ships are for. – William Shed.
  • When I was born I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half.
  • Never argue with an idiot – they’ll drag you down to their level and beat you through experience.
  • We don’t see things the way they are. We see things the way we are. – Annais Nin (Talmud).
  • If the stars came out once a year, we’ll stay out all night to watch them.
  • There is enough in the world for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed. – Evangelist Frank Buchanan.
  • We are all like the moon. We all have a dark side we want no one else to see. Mark Twain.
  • Anger is only one letter away from Danger.
  • If hell were on one side, and sin on the other side, I would rather leap into hell than willingly sin against God – Ancelem.
  • I preach and think it is bitter to sin against Christ than to suffer the torments of hell – John Chyrosostom.
  • No person was ever honored for what they received. Honor has been the reward for what they gave – Calvin Coolidge.
  • A man is not defeated by his opponents but by himself – South African general Jan Smuts.
  • Success is not a destination – not a place where you arrive one day, it’s a journey you take – John Maxwell.
  • The dictionary is the only place Success comes before Work.
  • The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn’t hear the referee – H. E. Jensen.
  • A possibility is a hint from God – Soren Kierkgaard.
  • A champion is one who gets up when he can’t.
  • God uses people who fail – coz there aren’t any other kind around.
  • Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther. J.P. Morgan.
  • A leader is one who sees more than others see, farther than others see, and who sees before others see – Leroy Eimes.
  • It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up – Baby Ruth.
  • Only a fool learns from his mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others. – Otton Von Bismarck.
  • A lie gets half-way around the world before the truth has a chance to gets its pants on – Churchill.
  • People ask for criticism, but they only want praise – Somerset Maughan.
  • Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap… but by the seeds you plant – Robert Stevenson.
  • It’s better to keep you mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. – Mark Twain.
  • True friends stab you in the front, not on the back. – Oscar Wilde.
  • You are what you think, not what you think you are.
  • To carry a burden to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back. – Teen esteem.
  • God gave man a mouth that closes and ears that don’t; which could tell us something.
  • It takes two years for a baby to learn to talk but 50 years for a person to learn to keep his mouth shut.
  • Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows. – Author Helen Nelson.
  • As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud person is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something or someone above you – C. S. Lewis (Mere Christianity).

  

On Marriage

    

  • “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” -Mignon McLaughlin.
  • “Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.”- Fawn Weaver
  • “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” -Ruth Bell Graham
  • “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” Sam Keen
  • “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” - Unknown
  • “Once we figured out that we could not change each other, we became free to celebrate ourselves as we are.” - H. Dean Rutherford (in a letter to his wife on their 59th wedding anniversary)
  • “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” - Henry Ford.
  • “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” -Dave Meurer.
  • “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”- Unknown.
  • “You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.” - Jamie Randall (from the movie, Love and Other Drugs)
  • “You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.” -Richard Needham.
  • “When you compromise your beliefs for the sake of gain, that is a lack of integrity. When you compromise your beliefs for the sake of greater understanding with your spouse, that’s called wisdom.” -Fawn Weaver.
  • “To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.”- Ogden Nash.
  • “Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes.
  • “They say it takes a village to raise a child. That may be the case, but the truth is that it takes a lot of solid, stable marriages to create a village.” - Diane Sollee.
  • “A happy marriage doesn’t mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you’ve chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both.” -Fawn Weaver.
  • “To keep the fire burning brightly there’s one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart – about a finger’s breadth – for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.” -Marnie Reed Crowell.
  • “A successful marriage isn’t the union of two perfect people. It’s that of two imperfect people who have learned the value of forgiveness and grace.” -Darlene Schacht.
  • “In the opinion of the world, marriage ends all, as it does in a comedy. The truth is precisely the opposite: it begins all.” -Anne S Swetchine.
  • “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.” -Barnett R. Brickner.
  • “The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.” - Peter De Vries.
  • “Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. Its the way you love your partner every day.” - Barbara De Angelis.
  • “There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.” -Ronald Reagan.
  • “When people tell me they’ve learned from experience, I tell them the trick is to learn from other people’s experience.” -Warren Buffett.
  • “Marriage is like a fine wine, if tended properly, it just gets better with age.” – Unknown.
  • “Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.” -James C. Dobson.
  • “One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.” - Judith Viorst.
  • “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” - Rita Rudner.
  • “When there is love in a marriage, there is harmony in the home; when there is harmony in the home, there is contentment in the community; when there is contentment in the community, there is prosperity in the nation; when there is prosperity in the nation, there is peace in the world.” - Chinese Proverb.
  • “The couple who prays together – stays together.” – Unknown.
  • ‎”…Your gift to me is uninsurable. No appraiser can put a value on it… It’s like fruit of the month or a lifetime subscription – a perpetual-motion happiness machine. It starts off fresh and brand new every day, shining up my whole world…” - Ronald Reagan – in a letter to his wife Nancy.
  • “Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.” - Michael Leunig.
  • “I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each other’s gaps.” - Rocky Balboa (Rocky, the movie).
  • “Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground.” - Darlene Schacht.
  • “Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” - Zig Ziglar.
  • “Motto for the bride and groom: We are a work in progress with a lifetime contract.”- Phyllis Koss.
  • “Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.” - Tom Mullen.
  • “One of the most beautiful things in the world is a woman’s heart. It is fragile yet strong. Delicate yet resilient. When a woman gives you her heart, she gives you her most prized possession. If you love, nurture, cherish and protect it, she’ll give you the world.” - Fawn Weaver.

“Rules for a happy marriage: 

  • 1. Never both be angry at the same time.
  •  2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.
  •  3. If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your spouse.
  • 4. If you have to criticize, do it lovingly.
  • 5. Never bring up mistakes from the past. 
  • 6. Neglect the whole world rather than each other. 
  • 7. Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled. 
  • 8. At least once a day say a kind word or pay a compliment to your partner. 
  • 9. When you have done something wrong, admit it and ask for forgiveness. 
  • 10. It takes two to make a quarrel, and the one in the wrong is usually the one who does the most talking.” – Unknown.


  • “The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.” - Robert C. Dodds.
  • “For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” - Rosemond Gerard.
  • “Make a list of ten of your spouse’s faults, which, for the sake of your marriage, you will always overlook. You can live with those ten.” - J & G Murphy.
  • “In every marriage, more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and to continue to find, grounds for marriage.” - Robert Anderson.
  • “Happiness is by choice…not by chance.” – Unknown.
  • “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”,- Frederick Keonig.
  • “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.” – Unknown.
  • “Don’t compare your love story to those you watch in movies. They’re written by screenwriters, yours is written by God.” – Unknown.
  • “I want a marriage more beautiful than my wedding.” – Unknown.
  • “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”- Unknown.
  • “The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It’s focused attention.” - Rick Warren.
  • “A happy man married the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries.” - Susan Douglas.
  • “My husband is one of my greatest blessings from God. His love is a gift that I open every day.” -Darlene Schacht.
  • “We adore more than we irritate, that’s why we’ve lasted so long.” - Cathy Thorne.
  • “Marriage succeeds only as lifetime commitment with no escape clauses.” – Dr. James Dobson.
  • “It’s always nice to have someone in your life who can make you smile even when they’re not around.” –Unknown.
  • “When I am with you, the only place I want to be is closer.” – Unknown.
  • “A marriage is a gift. It should be opened up and enjoyed.” - Greg Evans.
  • “Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots.” - Hoosier Farmer.
  • “Love is a language spoken by everyone, but understood only by a heart.” -Shirley Rindani.
  • “I’ve learned … that no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.” - Andy Rooney.
  • “Love is not blind, it sees but it doesn’t mind.” - Rizi Jane Baldon.
  • “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward in the same direction.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
  • “No relationship is all sunshine, but once you’ve learned how to play in the rain, you’ve discovered the secret to surviving the passing storm together.” – Unknown.
  • Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?" "Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life." The child thought about this for a moment, then said, "So why is the groom wearing black?"
  • Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
    The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
    Henny Youngman
  • It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass. - Rodney Dangerfield
  • Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier. H. L. Mencken.
  • A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. Joey Adams.
  •  Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die. Johnny Carson.
  • Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth. John Lyly.