Text Box: “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people He gives it to!”

--Samuel Yellin

Previous Quotations, in case you missed them:


“Time flies like an arrow;

Fruit flies like a banana.”  —Groucho Marx


“I cannot teach people anything; I can only make them think.” 



“I hate quotations.”    --Ralph Waldo Emerson


“God comes to us disguised as our life.” –Paula D’Arcy, CAC


“God loves things by becoming them.”  --Richard Rohr OFM


“Actions speak louder than words. Let your words teach and your actions speak.” --Saint Anthony of Padua


“God is not an obligation or a burden. God is the joy of my life!” —Fr. Mychal Judge


“Love is the greatest force in the universe. It is the heartbeat of the moral cosmos. He who loves is a participant in the being of God.” –Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


I believe in order to understand; and I understand, the better to believe.”  --St. Augustine


“We are not on earth to guard a mausoleum, but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life.”  Saint John XXIII


“Jesus came, and He never went away.”--Mother Mary Teresa Tallon, Servant of God

The church is not a museum of saints, but a hospital for sinners. -- Pope Francis


“From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, good Lord deliver us!” --Saint Teresa of Avila


“‘With my mouth,’ God says, ‘I kiss my own chosen creation. I uniquely, lovingly, embrace every image I have made out of the earth’s clay. With a fiery spirit I transform it into a body to serve all the world.’” --Hildegard of Bingen

“Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks and serve him with great humility.” --Saint Francis of Assisi

“Faith lifts the soul. Hope supports it. Experience says it must. And Love says let it be!” --Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton 


“We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become.” --Saint Clare of Assisi


“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” -- Jackie Robinson 


“It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.” --Saint Ignatius of Loyola


“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” --Saint Teresa of Calcutta


“In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” 

--Albert Camus


“f you pay attention when you are corrected, you are wise.  If you refuse to learn, you are hurting yourself. If you accept correction, you will become wiser.  Reverence for the Lord is an education in itself. You must be humble before you can ever receive honors.”                 Proverbs 15: 31-33 

“We shall pass this way on Earth but once, if there is any kindness we can show, or good act we can do, let us do it now, for we will never pass this way again.” – Stephen Grellet

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair.  We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” ― Pope John Paul II


“The fruit of silence is prayer,
the fruit of prayer is faith,
the fruit of faith is love,
the fruit of love is service,
the fruit of service is peace.” –Saint Teresa of Calcutta


“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”   --Albert Einstein                  


“Faith is tied to love in a way that logical deduction and reason are not. We are changed by what we love more than what we think.” --Cherie Harder



“Always aim for achievement, and forget about success.” --Helen Hayes


"If we were meant to talk more than listen, we would have two mouths and one ear." -- Mark Twain


“What a person is before God, that he is and no more.”  St. Francis of Assisi, Admonition XX


"Statistically 100 percent of the shots you don't take don't go in." -- Wayne Gretsky


“Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” -- John Watson


“He who is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else.” 

—Benjamin Franklin


“Be not simply good; be good for something.” —Henry David Thoreau


“There's nothing remarkable about [making music]. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.”    —Johann Sebastian Bach


“You can observe a lot just by watching.”  --Yogi Berra


Blame nobody,

Expect nothing,

Do something!

-- Erica Jong


“If you do not raise your eyes you will think you are the highest point.”   

--A. Porchia


“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --Martin Luther King Jr.


“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”--Herm Albright


“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.” --Frank A. Clark


“Nothing endures but change." --Heraclitus


“A witty saying proves nothing.” –Voltaire


“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”   —Daniel Boone


“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” --J.K. Rowling


“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”  —Joseph Brodsky


“Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.”

--Will Rogers


“Start each day with a smile and get it over with.”—W. C. Fields


“Some people have a negative attitude, and that's their disability.”

--Marla Runyan, Olympic runner who is legally blind


“Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish that they are after.”     --Henry David Thoreau


“Spoon-feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”  –E. M. Forster


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”  —Walt Disney


“If at first you do succeed, try something harder.” –Ann Landers


“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t been in bed with a mosquito in the room.”   –Anita Roddick


“Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.”  --Maya Angelou


"Adults are only obsolete children." —Dr. Seuss


"We need metaphors of magic and monsters in order to understand the human condition." --Stephen Donaldson


"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." —G.K. Chesterton


“There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.” —Ursula K. LeGuin 


“Anecdotes, personal stories, reminiscences, like biblical parables, are the medium through which faith is restored.  Stories are a form of poetry, and give us a saving  image to personally relate to.” —Peter Block


"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." –Dwight D. Eisenhower


“To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.” —A. A. Milne


“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." –Beverly Sills


“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”—Douglas Adams


“The man who does not make any mistakes does not usually make anything.” –William Connor Magee


“Learning is not compulsory…neither is survival.” –W. Edwards Deming


“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” —James Michener


“Those are my principles, and if you don't like them ... well, I have others.”–Groucho Marx


“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  –Leo Tolstoi


“Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them.” — Washington Irving


“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -- Mahatma Gandhi


“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” –Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”  –Anne Bradstreet 


“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”



“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

 –Pablo Picasso


“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours.”

–Eric Idle


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

 –Thomas Edison


"I believe in having an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out."

–Admiral Grace Hopper 


"People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little."

—Jean-Jacques Rousseau


“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.”  --Abraham Lincoln


“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” —Gail Godwin


“I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul.”  --Saint Thérèse of Lisieux



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