Today’s Disappointments

“One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher


“Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.”
~ Unknown origin


“Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.”
~ Eliza Tabor


“What do you do when disappointment comes? When it weighs on you like a rock, you can either let it press you down until you become discouraged, even devastated, or you can use it as a stepping-stone to better things.”
~ Joyce Meyer


“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.”
~ Robert Kiyosaki


“Life is not always a celebration; so be ready to courageously face disappointments when they come, and be sure to grow stronger and wiser from them.”
~ Edmond Mbiaka


“In the midst of my disappointment I am never defeated. Only given the opportunity to rise again willing to take on new challenges.”
~ Eleesha


“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”
~ Henry David Thoreau


“As you say goodbye to lingering disappointments and unattended grief, you will discover that every person, situation and painful incident comes bearing gifts.”
~ Debbie Ford


“Alas! Alas! Life is full of disappointments; as one reaches one ridge there is always another and a higher one beyond which blocks the view.”
~ Fridtjof Nansen


“The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.”
~ Fred G. Gosman

Honesty & Wisdom

“A fair exchange is no robbery.”
~ Scottish Proverb

“A friend’s eye is a good mirror.”
~ Gaelic (saying)

“A loan though old is not a gift.”
~ Hungarian (saying)

“A man who never made a mistake, never made anything.”
~ Unknown (saying)

“Dally not with other folk’s spouses or money.”
~ Ben Franklin

“Don’t pretend to be something you aren’t.”
~ Aesop

“Following the path of least resistance is what makes both men and rivers crooked.”
~ Unknown Source

“He that steals an egg will steal an ox.”
~ George Herbert

“The sting of a reproach is the truth of it.”
~ Ben Franklin

“From the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks.”
~ Jesus Christ

Thus With Farming

“A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.”
~ E. B. White

“The glory of the farmer is that, in the division of labors, it is his part to create. All trade rests at last on his primitive activity. He stands close to Nature; he obtains from the earth the bread and the meat. The food which was not, he causes to be.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Factory farming came about from a moral race to the bottom, with corporations vying against each other to produce more and bigger animals with less care at lower cost.”
~ Matthew Scully

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
~ Masanobu Fukuoka

“It is thus with farming: if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work.”
~ Cato the Elder

“Agriculture for an honorable and highminded man, is the best of all occupations or arts by which men procure the means of living.”
~ Xenophon

“Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man.”
~ George Washington

“It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.”
~ B. C. Forbes

“Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning.”
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

All The Mothers…. What!

“One warm mother-kiss dried the little wet eyes and stilled the little troubled heart.”
~ Jay Benson Hamilton

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Jealousy is one of the wickedest of all the passions. It is that which has been the most fruitful mother of tragedies, murders, and wars. But reprehensible though it is, jealousy is almost rather to be pitied than blamed–its first victims are those who harbour the feeling.”
~ Arthur Lynch

“The mob is the mother of tyrants.”
~ Diogenes

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
~ Albert Ellis

“When two brothers are busy fighting, an evil man can easily attack and rob their poor mother. Mankind should always stay united, standing shoulder to shoulder so evil can never cheat and divide them.”
~ Suzy Kassem

“Pride is the mother of arrogance.”
~ Toba Beta

“When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”
~ Erma Bombeck

“All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.”
~ Proverb

“A mother’s heart is always with her children.”
~ Proverb

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”
~ Robert Browning

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”
~ Cardinal Mermillod

“Men are what their mothers made them.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My Mother.”
~ Anne Taylor

“For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.”
~ William Ross Wallace

“No matter how old a mother is, she still watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.”
~ Florida Scott-Maxwell

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”
~ Calvin Trillin

Happy Mother’s Day!

Wanna be…..Rich?

“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.”
~ Proverbs 22:7

“No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or “get rich” in business by being a conformist.”
~ J. Paul Getty

“Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards”
~ Elbert Hubbard

“A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.”
~ W. C. Fields

“Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.”
~ Euripides

“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.”
~ Sholom Aleichem

“Rich men’s sons are seldom rich men’s fathers.”
~ Herbert Kaufman

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci

“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.”
~ John Steinbeck

“Never rob your character to enrich your pocket.”
~ James Lendall Basford

Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.
~ Charles Caleb Colton

“Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each.”
~ Christopher Rice

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.”
~ Edmund Burke

“We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”
~ Mother Teresa

“The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.”
~ Sholom Aleichem

“To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.”
~ Richard Baker

“Who is wise? He that learns from every One. Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.”
~ Benjamin Franklin