Thoughts on Humility

Do you wish to rise?  Begin by descending.  You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds?  Lay first the foundation of humility.  (Saint Augustine)

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.  (Rick Warren)

Humility is the sold foundation of all virtues.  (Confucius)

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.  (Thomas Merton)

The World Needs More Hugs

A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.   (Bil Keane)

That’s what people do who love you.  They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not lovable.  (Deb Caletti)

I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.  (Ann Hood)

Hugs can do great amounts of good especially for children.  (Princess Diana)


Thoughts on Religious Freedom

Protection of religious freedom means considering the faiths and beliefs of everyone involved. (Mike Quigley)

The right to religious freedom and the right to vote are both fundamental to our democracy.  (Lois Frankel)

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty Gods or no God.  (Thomas Jefferson)

I have ever regarded the freedom of religious opinions and worship as equally belonging to every sect.  (James Madison)


Thoughts on Perseverance

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.  (Newt Gingrich)

The path from dreams to success does exist.  May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.  (Kalpana Chawla)

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.  (John Quincy Adams)

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.  (Samual Johnson)

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.  (Walter Elliot)


Patience is Important

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.  These things are your greatest treasures.  (Lao Tzu)

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.  (Billy Graham)

I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.  (Greg Behrendt) 

Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Hope is patience with the lamp lit.  (Tertullian)