Win new friends but keep the old. The first are silver; the latter gold.
Imagine a baseball thrown thru the air. A high speed camera takes pictures of it showing very great detail -- names, laces, etc. Someone shows you a picture -- can you tell what direction it is travelling? or even if it is moving? NO. You would have to know where it was thrown FROM to know what direction it is going. In times of high change, it's good to know a little bit about the PAST to understand the present freeze frame of the NOW and project to some degree of accuracy where we are GOING (The Future).
The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.
The young sailor at sea was ordered to climb a mast to adjust a sail during a violent storm. He got halfway up, looked down, got dizzy and sick. An old sailor on deck shouted up to him Look up, son, look up. Young sailor looked up, regained his composure, and completed his mission. Moral: Look ahead, not back.
We all need to take great interest in the future because we will spend the rest of our life there.
We have inherited the past; we can create the future.
Whatever your past has been your future is spotless.
Eighteen might look at thirty-four through a rising mist of adolescence; but twenty-two would see thirty-eight with discerning clarity.
If you're a generous person you'll have no trouble admitting that somebody else is good. If you're a better person you'll find it's total impossibility.
What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God.
God gave man the challenge of raw materials -- not the ease of finished things. He left the pictures unpainted and the music unsung and the problems unsolved, that man might know the joys and glories of creation.
I shall pass this way but once; any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Why is Christmas just like a day at the office? You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit.
What most of us want for Christmas is the day after.
A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.