March 16, 2012




You cannot win if you do not begin.

A day without the presence of God, is a wasteful day.

In every life, it's hard to learn which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.
The best way to be successful is for a person
to follow the advice they give others.

Whoever gossips to you will be a gossip of you.

Jesus is a friend who knows all about your faults
but loves you anyway.

Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see.

The right angle to approach a difficult problem is the "try-angle."

Even a woodpecker owes his success to the fact he uses his head.

 church is a place where you are not too bad to come in and you are not too good to stay out.

Keep on "keeping on" for the Lord. 
By perseverance, the snail reached the Ark.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people,
instead of on the form of its government.
The worse moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful,
and has no one to thank.
Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed and permanently set.
It is not guided missiles, but guided morals, that is our great need today.
When you flee temptations, don't leave a forwarding address.
May your day be filled with blessings
Like the sun that lights the sky,
And may you always have the courage
To spread your wings and fly.

The memories of tomorrow depend on your attitude today.

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. 

You have to love life to live it and vice versa. 

A journey begins with a single step. 

How we spend our days is, how we spend our lives.

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Faith is the vision of the heart. It sees God in the dark as in the day.

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

As you think, so you are; you make or mar your success.

It is better to forgive and forget than to resent and remember.

Wherever the Spirit of the Lord sways a heart, there is a passion to serve.

A good thing to remember, a better thing to do--work with the construction gang, not with the wrecking crew.

Pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended upon man.

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.

Be careful of your thoughts: They may become words at any moment.

Life is not a problem to be solved but a gift to be enjoyed.

The world needs the peace that passes all misunderstanding.

A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.

Believe and you'll achieve.

Doubt and you'll do without.

Keep your words sweet---you may have to eat them!

The successful person is one who does not let the 
disappointments of life turn him bitter.

Friendship is the art of overlooking the shortcomings of others.

Remember when you were at your best? Now be there again.

The world at its worst needs the witness of Christians at their best.

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.

One refused to do anything but his best. The result? Success.

Every moment is the right one to be kind.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Romans 12: 2 NKJV.

There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, and all things in succession.

That which grows slowly endures.

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

"For nothing is impossible with God."

People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do.

Character is not made in crisis, it is only exhibited.

The man who humbly bows before God can walk upright before men.

Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.

Your greatest power lies in the power of prayer.

Don't forget that God is between you and your enemy.

Better, though difficult, the right way to go.
Than wrong, though pleasant, which ends in woe.

Accustom yourself to commune with God, not with thoughts deliberately formed to be expressed at a certain time, but with the feelings with which your heart is filled.
 If you enjoy His presence, and feel drawn by the attraction of His love, tell Him that you delight in Him, that you are happy in loving Him, and that He is very good to inspire so much affection in a heart so unworthy of His love.
 But what shall you say in seasons of dryness, coldness, weariness? Still say what you have in your heart. Tell God that you no longer find His love within you, that you feel a terrible void, that He wearies you, that His presence does not move you. 
Say to Him, "0 God, look upon my ingratitude, my inconstancy, my unfaithfulness. Take my heart, for I cannot give it; and when Thou hast it, oh, keep it, for I cannot keep it for Thee; and save me in spite of myself."

I am fond of collecting quotes and one-liners.  The above lines are taken from a friend's collection, who shares lots of Godly wisdom in our Multiply community.  His name is Alfie Eskander.
If any of you feels like it, you may pick a line or two to make a post and share it in your own blog. 

 If we are connected and follow each other's blogs, I will be able to catch it immediately. Otherwise, please link.  This would be a lovely avenue to share our thoughts about a "one-liner" and in a way, this would be a sure way to "enrich" ourselves with wisdom picked from our circle of Godly-wise-hearted-extravagantly-loving-encouraging people.

Share also, if you have one written in the past, of quotes, which may not be found in those listed above.  Just put the link in the comments box.  It would be, as sure as five o'clock strikes the face of the clock, I will go and read it. Even if I've been there in the past, still I would re-visit.

This is not an essay writing contest.  It is only intended for learning from each other.  Who knows what would be stirred by these one-lines in us.  No deadline also. 

Pardon also for this may tire your eyes, or make you "thought-weary," but will exercise our hearts and wisdom-fill our minds.

Alfie did not put the owners names.  So I assume they are free of copyright limitations.  But if you recognize any of the quote's owner, I urge you to affix it.  



  1. I love quotes and on-liners, as well, Lolita. I always have. They are sermons packed into only a few words. I will "camp" here (as we Amercians say) for a while and gleen!

    Here is the link to my quotes page (Worth Repeating To Yourself) on my blog:

  2. I just clicked on Alfie's name to go to his page, but it wouldn't open for some reason. I'll try again later.

  3. Thank you, Diane, for the link. I am gonna go there, and park too, soon.

    As for Alfie's site, I know it is difficult to link to a Multiply account if you are not logged in to it, especially if the owner has set his account to private. Only he and his friends can view his posts.

    Anyway, I just put the link, for propriety reasons or so as to disclaim ownership of the collections.

    Thank you.

  4. And I have been to your worth-repeating page. I have parked in all of those pages, I cried in most of them, especially Linda's last days with you holding hands; with your Mother-in-law's love which opened your heart to accept love and love back; the pictures of your happy/hilarious kids, yours and Joe's photos, the story about pain and nutrition (which is the one I inquired you about if it was your story, and where is the formula/nutrition that helps ease up pain), your collections, etc.... which you collected before as your Memoirs.

    And to my surprise, when I went back to those "worth repeating" page, I had a quote listed in them, including Pam. And I thought, "ohhh, Diane quoted my line as mine-originally mine. Thanks Di, another tear-initiator, that is.

  5. Wow, Lolita...I'm so blessed that you parked and have read my pages. You get a little glimpse into my life.

    The pastor asked for written testimonies so that she can share them. I have SO MANY..don't know which I would share. I'm thinking of just sharing the Forgiveness Rendered story. Of course I'll pray and ask The LORD what He wants me share.

    Anyway...Have a wonderful day! With love
    and hugs to you and your family, my Filippino sister!

  6. Bless you with your testimony. I know God will use your life story to give proof of His glory and the truth in His promises. All to well to the time of commemorating Easter.

    God bless you!


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