Miscellaneous

(61 quotes)

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Isaac D’Israeli

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

A year from now you will wish you had started today.
Karen Lamb

Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head.

A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.
Steve Prefontaine

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Dr. Seuss

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana

We don’t really want presents. We want presence.

Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
Galadriel, from The Lord of the Rings

I believe God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.
Eric Liddell (1924 Olympic Gold Medalist)

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is always to remain a child.
Cicero

The power of the waterfall is nothing more than a bunch of drips working together.
Theresa Morris

You don’t climb a mountain in leaps and bounds, but by taking it slowly.
Saint Gregory the Great

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
Saint John Paul the Great

To belittle is to be little.

After (my mother’s) death and, later, the death of my older brother, I was left alone with my father, a deeply religious man. Day after day I was able to observe the austere way in which he lived… his example was in a way my first seminary, a kind of domestic seminary.
Saint John Paul the Great

Shoot hoops, not people.

You can elect a lamppost if you make enough phone calls.
Pro-life Democrat from Massachusetts

If there is not enough time to read the good books, there cannot be any time to waste reading the bad ones.

I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.
G.K. Chesterton

Lose an hour in the morning and you will be all day hunting for it.
Richard Whately

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Laozi

They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days.
Garrison Keillor

The ashes mean I’m a sinner. The shape of the cross means I have a savior.
Father Mike Schmitz

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Dr. Seuss, from I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!

I learned as a beginning writer that compliments feel good, but criticism does good.
Father Dwight Longenecker

If you’re not a part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.
Matthew Kelly

Those who make the worst use of their time most complain of its shortness.

Babies are God’s greatest invention.
Melissa Miller

Honk if you love Jesus. Text while driving if you want to meet Him now. 

GODISNOWHERE (Now read it again).

The best way to improve the team is to improve yourself.
Coach John Wooden

The venerable dead are waiting in my library to entertain me, and relieve me from the nonsense of surviving mortals.
Samuel Davies

Smile! Happy looks good on you.

In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
Mortimer Adler

Social media is where people sometimes go to feel important.
Charles Barkley

Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book.
Saint John Bosco

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon

Our Catholic schools exist to help young people attain holiness in their lives, that is, to become saints.
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Funerals are not canonizations. Canonizations are canonizations.
Father Mike Schmitz

It’s one of the greatest comforts of working in ministry: the unspoken certitude that your spouse did not marry you for your money.
Mark Hart

It’s pretty sad that when people see a guy buying flowers, they assume he’s in trouble.
Mark Hart

It is so beautifully ironic that St. Francis – the great lover of animals – is now a pigeon’s target in countless yards.
Mark Hart

The atheist barista (who’s obsessed with astrology) asked me, “So what’s your sign?” I responded, “The sign of the cross.” I think she spit in my coffee…
Mark Hart

Haters are great motivators.

Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
Clementine Paddleford

Christians don’t always grow well in rows (pews). We grow well in circles (small groups).
Father Mike Schmitz

Give it to God and go to sleep.
Alec Sasse

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.
Mark Twain

Penance does not require hair shirts today; our neighbors are hair shirts.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
Saint Thomas Aquinas

Tell the devil to go to hell… that’s where he belongs.
Mark Hart

Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, there’s always laughter and good red wine.
Hilaire Belloc

Beware of bad Catholics.
Saint Augustine

My godson: “What happens when I receive the Holy Spirit?”
Me: “You become one of God’s Jedi.”
Him: “Ya, that’s pretty much what I figured.”
Mark Hart

Life was a lot more adventurous before caller I.D.
Mark Hart

AMAZING NEW FEATURE IN iOS 8:
1. Hold down button on top of phone until a red circle appears.
2. Swipe right.
3. Look up & experience life.
David Calavitta

Words are sticky.

Reality television is devoid of many things, most notably: Reality.
Mark Hart

Tweet others as you wish to be tweeted.
Mark Hart

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