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A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him in front of the service station. Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump. "Reverend," said the young man, "sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip." The minister chuckled, "I know what you mean. It's the same in my business.".
Topic: Cliches
Author: Unknown
If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour! -Twelfth Night. Act i. Sc. 1.
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
Topic: Birth
Author: Mark Twain
Can you remember when you didn't want to sleep? Isn't it inconceivable? I guess the definition of adulthood is that you want to sleep.
Topic: Cliches
The cure for admiring the house of lords is to go and look at it.
Topic: Advice
We griev'd, we sigh'd, we wept; we never blushed before.
Topic: Blushes
The smallest things become great when God requires them of us; they are small only in themselves; they are always great when they are done for God, and when they serve to unite us with Him eternally.
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Topic: Youth
There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire. - Journal, December, 1900.
Author: Jules Renard
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
Topic: Dreams
Commemoration of Samuel Seabury, First Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796 Gather my broken fragments to a whole, As these four quarters make a shining day. Into thy basket, for my golden bowl, Take up the things that I have cast away In vice or indolence or unwise play. Let mine be a merry, all-receiving heart, But make it a whole, with light in every part.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Topic: Greed
Author: Donald Trump
One should eat to live, not live to eat.
Topic: Glutton
Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.
Author: John Balguy
The price for independence is often isolation and solitude.
Far out at sea,--the sun was high, While veer'd the wind and flapped the sail, We saw a snow-white butterfly Dancing before the fitful gale, Far out at sea.
Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.
Topic: Help
What is the source of sadness, but feebleness of the mind? What giveth it power but the want of reason? Rouse thyself to the combat, and she quitteth the field before thou strikest.
Topic: Sadness
Author: Akhenaton
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
Topic: Abstinence
Thy deathbed is no lesser than thy land, Wherein thou liest in reputation sick; And thou, too careless patient as thou art, Committ'st thy anointed body to the cure Of those physicians that first wounded thee.
Topic: Reputation