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.

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

Virtue: The Fruit Of The Spirit

“(22)But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (23)gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
~ Bible: Galatians 5:22, 23.

“Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.”
~ Thomas Carlyle

“Persevere in virtue and diligence.”
~ Plautus

“A man’s indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.”
~ Ruth Benedict

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty. the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable: they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”
~ Ernest Hemingway

“All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.”
~ Voltaire

“Who sows virtue reaps honor.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
~ Maya Angelou

“All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.”
~ Aristotle

“Virtue is its own reward.”
~ Cicero

“If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.”
~ Edmund Burke

“Sell not virtue to purchase wealth.”
~ English Proverb

“To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.”
~ Laozi

“The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.”
~ F. H. Bradley

“The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.”
~ Confucius

“The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.”
~ Plato

“Empathy is the greatest virtue. From it, all virtues flow. Without it, all virtues are an act.”
~ Eric Zorn

“Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”
~ Confucius

“Virtuous and vicious everyone must be; few in extremes, but all in degree.”
~ Alexander Pope