Here is something that I have from a friend that I would like to share it with all of you...... Something To Think Of - J. Maurus Ability We should develop competence and ability, which would help us to utilise the opportunities, which are now open to us. -S Radhakrishnan The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. - Gibbon Behold the turtle. It makes progress only when its neck is out.
- Proverb Absence Short absence quickens love; long absence kills it. - Thomas H. Bayly Absence makes the heart grow fonder. - Mirabeau
When a man is out of sight, quickly also he is out of mind. -Thomas A Kempis Abstinence Against disease the strongest fence is the defensive virtue, abstinence. -Harrick Total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. - Augustine of Hippo Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one. - Penn Accident What men call accident , is the doing of God's providence. - Bailey Nothing is or can be accidental with God. -Longfellow ACQUAINTANCE
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendship in constant repair. -Johnson Sudden acquaintance brings repentence -Thomas Fuller Action Heaven never helps the man who will not act. �VSophocles Action may not always bring happiness ; but there is no happiness without action. �VDisraeli The whole praise of virtue lies in action. �VCicero Every action of our life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. -E.H. Chapin Things don��t turn up in this world until somebody turns them up. - Garfield ADVENTURE Adventure is the champagne of life. - G. K. Chesterton In order to do anything worth doing, we must not stand shivering on the bank, and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. �V Sydney Smith. ADVERSITY He that has no cross will have no crown. - Quarles Adversity is the first path to truth. - Byron Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with. - Leighton Who has not known ill fortune, never knew himself or his own virtue. �VMallet God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them but to cleanse them. �V Aughey Adversity borrows its sharpest sting from our impatience. �V Horne If affliction grasps thee rudely, And presents the rack and cup, Drink the draught and brave the torture, Even in despair look up! - Chester The good are better made by ill As odours crushed are sweeter still. - Rogers ADVICE To accept good advice is but to increase one��s own ability. - Goethe An honest man may take a fool��s advice. - Dryden Do not give to your friends the most agreeable counsels, but the most advantageous. - Tuckerman Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it. -Syrus A handicap-whatever its nature-should be a challenge to battle. �VSir Herbert Barker The worst man often give the best advice.- Bailey He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it. �VVon Knebel AFFECTION Affection bends the judgement to her uses.- Dante Of all earthly music that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart. - H. W. Beecher AFFLICTION God measures our affliction to our need. - John Chrysostom Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honour, sweet humilty. and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish - Mallet It is not until we have passed through the furnace that we are made to know how much dross ther is in our composition. - Colton Heaven is not always angry when he strikes, But most chastises those whom most he likes . -J. Pomfret I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work, and my God. -Helen Keller AGE As a white candle in a holy place, So is the beauty of an aged face. - Joseph Campbell A graceful and honourable old age is the chjildhood of immortality. �V Pindar Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own. -J. P. Senn The golden age only comes to men when they have, if only for a moment, forgotten gold. -G.K. Chesterton The golden age is before us, not behind us. -St. Simon Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret. -Disraeli ALMSGIVING He who gives all, keeps all. -Tagore Alms are but vehicles of prayer. -Dryden To pity distress is but human, to relieve it is godlike. -A. Mann Doing good is the only certainly happy action of man��s life. -Sir P. Sidney I never knew a child of God being bankrupted by his benevolence. What we keep we may lose, but what we give to Christ we are sure to keep. -T. L. Cuyler The petition of an empty hand is dangerous. -John of Salisbury AMBITION Ambition is the mind��s immodesty.-Sir William Davenant Too low they build who build below the skies. -Young Hitch your wagon to a star. -Emerson The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory. -Cicero Hew not too high lest the chip fall in thy eye. - John Heywood Watch ambition. See that it is in the direction of good. It is a leaping horse which may land you in the ditch. - O�� Connell Desire of greatness is a godlike sin.-Dryden High seats are never but uneasy, and crowns are always stuffed with thorns. �V Brooks It is by attempting to reach the top at a single leap, that so much misery is caused in the world. - Cobbett ANGEL An angel is an intelligent essence in perpetual motion, with freewill, incorporeal, ministering to God having obtained by grace an immortal nature; and the creator alone knows the form and limitations of its nature.-John of Damascus The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they were always looking down upon us. -Richter ANGER The greatest remedy for anger is delay. -Seneca Anger is quieted by a gentle word just as fire is quenched by water. - J. Camus Never answer a letter while you are angry. -Proverb Anger is to be very specially avoided in inflicting punishment. - Cicero ANXIETY Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what never happens. Keep in the sunlight. �VFranklin Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy. �VTryon Edwards Worry is interest paid on trouble before it becomes due. �VDean Inge The worst evils are those that never arrive. �VProverbs APPETITE Reason should direct, and appetite obey. �V Cicero Now good digestion wait on appetite, and health on both. �VShakespeare Good cheer is no hindrance to a good life. �VAristippus A well governed appetite is a great part of liberty.-Seneca Animals feed; man eats. Only the man of intellect and judgement knows how to eat. �VBrillat-Savarin APPLAUSE Applause is the spur of noble minds; the end and aim of weak ones. �VColton Do you wish to be applauded? Applaud another. �VJohn Chrysostom APPRECIATION One of the godlike things of this world is the veneration done to human worth by the hearts of men. -Carlyle To love one that is great , is almost to be great oneself.- Madame Necker ASCETICISM Man was created to praise, honour and serve God. We therefore no more prefer health to sickness, riches to poverty, honour to disdain, long life to short, but desire and choose only that which more surely leads towards the end for which we were created.-Ignatius of Loyola Aspiration God has never ceased to be the one true aim of all right human aspiration - Vinet Not failure, but low aim, is crime. �VJ. R. Lowell In great attempt it is glorious even to fail. �VLonginus High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds. �V Tyron Edwards What are the aims which are at the same time duties? -They are the perfecting of ourselves, and the happiness of others. �VKant Have a purpose in life, and having it throw into your work such strength of mind and muscle as God has given you. -Carlye Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets. -Bulwer Man ought always to have something that he prefers to life; otherwise life itself will seem to him tiresome and void. -Seume You will become as small as your controlling desire or as great as your dominant aspiration. -James Lane Allen We can fix our eyes on perfection and make almost everything speed towards it. �VChanning
-Surfing the JavaRanch in a sunny garden with a cold drink and laptop can't be beat. by Frank Carver(sheriff)