Past - Pam's Quote of the Month

"To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; 
you should wear it inside, where it functions best."
-Margaret Thatcher
The first step binds one to the second.  ~French Proverb

"It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the end of our journey, He is also at every stopping place."  ~Elizabeth Elliot

"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right."          ~Hannah Whitall Smith   (1902)

"What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say."
  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference,
ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up
to big differences that we often cannnot foresee."
(Marian Wright Edelman)

"When death, the great Reconciler has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity."
(George Eliot. from Adam Bede)

"A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. 
People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation."
  - Bertrand Russell

"My brother kneels, so saith Kabir,
To stone and brass in heathen-wise
But in my brother's voice I hear
My own unanswered agonies.
His God is as his fates assign
His prayer is all the world's… and mine."
-Rudyard Kipling

"We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves
 than by those given to us by others."
  - Blaise Pascal

"It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... We make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones."- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, What! You too? I thought I was the only one." - C.S. Lewis

 "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone 
who can do him absolutely no good."
  - Samuel Johnson

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. ~ Abraham Lincoln

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson

 "Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary 
 to a worthwhile achievement."
(Henry Ford

 "Why did He not summarize all the rules in one book,  and all the basic doctrines in another? He could have eliminated the loopholes, prevented all the schisms  over morality and false teaching that have plagued His Church for two thousand years. Think of the squabbling and perplexity we would have been spared. And think of the crop of dwarfs He would have reared!"
(Elizabeth Elliot)

 "Typos are very important to all written form.
It gives the reader something to look for so they
 aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing."
  - Randy K. Milholland

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle."
-- John Watson

 "All the way my Savior leads me; what have I to ask beside?  Can I doubt His tender
mercy, Who through life has been my guide?"  (Fanny J. Crosby)

"I wanted to change the world but I found the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself."  (Aldous Huxley)

 "Man cannot discover new oceans unless
he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
Andre Gide

"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.
 An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered."
G.K. Chesterton

"Remember what Bilbo used to say: It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."
J.R.R. Tolkien