Moses' Collection of Quotations
Positive Comments, Encouragement, Kind Words, Smiles, Encouraging Others
"All of us need encouragement, and the beautiful part about encouragement is this: anybody can do it!" Chuck Swindoll, (born October 18, 1934) is an evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher.
a littler kinder than necessary." James M. Barrie, (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, the child of a family of small-town weavers, and best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.
"But it isn't true to say we had no special advantages . . . the greatest thing in our favor was growing up in a family where there was always much encouragement to intellectual curiosity." Orville Wright of the Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane.
"Compliments are the helium that fills everyone's balloon; they elevate the person receiving them so he or she can fly safely on the other side." Bernie S. Siegel M.D. from his book 101 Exercises for the Soul (Shared by Yogi)
"Correction does much, but encouragement does more." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832), German poet, playwright, novelist, philosopher, and scientist.
"Dear Heavenly Father, help me today to season my words with grace. May all that I say and do be gracious to others and pleasing to You, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer." Prayer in Our Daily Bread, August 26, 2015
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue." Proverbs 18:21
"Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow." Abraham Lincoln, (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
"Do a deed of simple kindness, though its end you many not see, it may reach, like widening ripples, down a long eternity." Joseph Norris
Fragrance lingers on the hands of those who hand out roses. Unknown
"I made you a kite so you would have to look up." Unknown
"I thank my God every time I remember you . . ." Philippians 1:3
I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.
"It is fun to be in the same decade with you." Franklin Roosevelt, (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. He wrote this in a letter written to Winston Churchill.
"It is never my custom to use words lightly. If 27 years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are, and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die." Nelson Mandela, 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
"It was only
a sunny smile,
And little it cost in the giving.
But like morning light,
It scattered the night,
And made the day worth living." Unknown
"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist.
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." Mother Theresa, (1910–97), Roman Catholic nun and missionary, born of Albanian parentage in what is now Macedonia; born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She became an Indian citizen in 1948. She founded the Order of Missionaries of Charity, noted for its work among the poor in Kolkata (Calcutta).
"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better." Mother Teresa, (1910–97), Roman Catholic nun and missionary, born of Albanian parentage in what is now Macedonia; born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She became an Indian citizen in 1948. She founded the Order of Missionaries of Charity, noted for its work among the poor in Kolkata (Calcutta).
"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." Hebrews 10:24 NIV
"Life is made up not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart." Sir Humphrey Davy, (17 December 1778 – 29 May 1829) was a Cornish chemist and inventor.
"Man doesn't live by bread alone. He needs buttering up once in a while." Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist.
"Most of us, swimming against the tides of troubles the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we'll make the goal." J. P. Fleishman
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop, (c. 620 – 564 BCE) was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller
"Now Harry, you be good." Harry Truman's mother, Martha Ellen Young Truman. She said this to him every day when he left home to go to school or work.
"People will forget what you say; People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou, April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author, poet, and civil rights activist.
"Sometimes the best helping hand you can give is a good, firm push." Unknown
"Smile - It's the second best thing you can do with your lips." Unknown
"Take care of those who take care of you." Tony Niccoli
"Thank you for believing in me before I believed in myself." Kobi Yamada (Shared by Cowboy from Thank You complied by Dan Zadra)
"The emancipated race has already made remarkable progress. With unquestioning devotion to the Union with a patience and gentleness not born of fear, they have ‘followed the light as God gave them to see the light’ . . . They deserve the generous encouragement of all good men. So far as my authority can lawfully extend they shall enjoy the full and equal protection of the Constitution and the laws." 20th USA President James A. Garfield
"The glue of life and work is loving support." Estelle Frederickson
"The greatest good we can do for others is not to share our riches but to reveal theirs." Unknown
"The sisters concentrated, instead, on loving their neighbors." Eric Greitens in The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens. (Eric was doing short-term work in Mother Teresa's home for the destitute and dying in Calcutta and wrote, ". . when we see self-righteousness it is often an expression of self-doubt and self-hatred. In a place where people are able to accept themselves, love themselves, and know that they are loved, there is no need to criticize or compare, cajole or convince.)" Eric Greitens in The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens
"The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious." Ecclesiastes 10:12
"There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks all of them." Rose Butikofer
"There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one." Chesterton
"There are people who knock the heart out of you and others who put it back in. Encouraging others simply means giving them 'a courage transfusion.' " On the Right Note, May 1, 2007
There is no tranquilizer in the world more effective than a few kind words.
"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." James M. Barrie, (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, the child of a family of small-town weavers, and best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.
"Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you." (From the last episode of "Cheers")
"To Fred Rogers, every child required special attention, because every child needed assurance that he or she was someone who mattered." Maxwdll King, author of The Good Neighbor - The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
" . . . we are rarely in a situation where there isn't someone we can encourage." Taken from the Life Application Study Bible commentary about Barnabas, Son of Encouragement"
"We never know what ripples of healing we set in motion by simply smiling on one another." (Shared by ODS Zippy, Laurie, out of a devotional book she uses)
"When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire." Whoopi Goldberg, Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), better known by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedian, singer, writer, social critic, and television host.
"When you care, people notice." Susane Berger
When you throw dirt, you lose ground.
"Wise words often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away." Arthur Helps, (10 July 1813 – 7 March 1875) was an English writer and dean of the Privy Council.
"You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away." Sonia, wife of the main character Ove in A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
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