It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever your situation, seek God’s will for your future. Pray about it, seek wisdom from others, search God’s Word for direction, and trust him to guide you. His will for you during retirement may not differ greatly from what you have envisioned—or it may take you in new and unexpected directions. But whatever the outcome, make God’s will your priority for your retirement years. Then you will be able to look back over your life and say with King David, “My share in life has been pleasant; my part has been beautiful” (Psalm 16:6 NCV).
Nearing Home, p. 45
It is one thing to show a man he is in error and another to put him in possession of the truth.
The true character of a man is measured by what he does while no one is watching.
There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when you’re busy interrupting.
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.
J. K. Rowling
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance.
Cicero, 55 BC
Renewal begins with recognizing the sparks of life already present in the church and then fanning those sparks into flame. The principle is basic and self-evident: Life begets life.
Signs of the Spirit
All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story, which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.
The Last Battle
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.