In honor of Christmas, a few thoughts…

history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the
indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the
voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for
evil to triumph.
- Haile Selassie

is a con man, a tugger at your sleeve, a knocker at your door. 
Let me in for just a moment, it says, for just one moment of your
time.  The antidote to envy is one's own
work.  Not the thinking about it.  Not the assessing of it.
But the doing of it.  The answers you want can come only from the
work itself.  It drives the spooks away.
- Bonita Freedman

Reconsider your definitions.  We are prone to judge
success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles
rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

- Vince Lombardi (June 11, 1913-1970)

people aren't appreciated enough, and the bravest things we do in our
lives are usually known only to ourselves.  No one throws ticker
tape on the man who chose to be faithful to his wife, on the lawyer who
didn't take the drug money, on the daughter who held her tongue again
and again.  All this anonymous heroism.
- Peggy Noonan

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
- William Arthur Ward


About papillion

Intense Often Moody Transparent Exquisitely sensitive Animated Never satisfied Curious Eternal Romantic Creative Devotedly Christian Encouraging Multi-layered Loving Quick Judge Critical Forever evolving View all posts by papillion

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: