Mothers

Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. She is their earth. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better.
Katharine Hathaway

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Abraham Lincoln

I am amazed (and secretly delighted) at how many people stop me to have a look at my baby. Motherhood seems to break all social barriers as conversations with strangers of all ages and backgrounds evolve.
Simone Bloom

You have omitted to mention the greatest of my teachers – my mother.
Sir Winston Churchill, on being asked to check a list of those who had taught him

In the event of an oxygen shortage on airplanes, mothers of young children are always reminded to put on their oxygen mask first, to better assist the children with theirs. The same tactic is necessary on terra firma. There’s no way of sustaining our children if we don’t first rescue ourselves. I don’t call that selfish behavior. I call it love.
Joyce Maynard

It’s the Little Things

I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and job to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Helen Keller

You must be willing to do the things that are not fun.
Pat Summitt

The point is not to do remarkable things, but to do ordinary things with the conviction of their immense importance.
Teihard de Chardin

Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.
Publilius Syrus

A little neglect may breed great mischief. For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse, the battle was lost; for want of the battle, the war was lost.
Benjamin Franklin

Experience

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley

There is no quick way to learn; the only teacher is experience.
Forrest Gregg

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold Geneen

If experience was so important, we’d never have had anyone walk on the moon.
Doug Rader

If you are not in a lifelong learning situation then you are the person who has 35 years in business and one year’s experience 35 times.
Sir Graham Day

A Great Reward

No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.
Andrew Carnegie

Life is an exciting business and most exciting when lived for other people.
Helen Keller

What we’ll remember when we’re old are the things we did for others.
Will Rogers

When we meet other people’s needs, God always meets our needs.
Joel Osteen

Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble. The Lord will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes. The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
Psalm 41:1-3

The Power of Courage

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Herodotus

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
General George Patton

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right, even though I think it is hopeless.
Admiral Chester Nimitz

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage.
Sydney Smith

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.
Billy Graham

How to Love

Real love has staying power. It refuses to look for ways to run away. It always opts for working through.
Charles Swindoll

If you have something to say to someone, say it now. Let that person know you love him or her while you still have the time.
Pat Williams

True love is when you give up your own selfish preferences, desires and wants in order to accept someone for who they are, not what you want them to be.
Ralph Reed, Jr.

My father and I make a great team, and I try to tell him as often as I can that I love him.
Tiger Woods

Love is silence when your words would hurt,
It’s patience when your neighbor’s curt.
It’s deafness when the scandal flows,
It’s thoughtfulness for another’s woes.
It’s promptness when stern duty calls,
It’s courage when misfortune falls.
Anonymous

God Will Provide

We can depend on God to fulfill His promise, even when all the roads leading to it are closed.
Matthew Henry

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo

None of us can see the future, but we can know for sure that whenever we get there, God will have been there ahead of us. And as long as He’s there, what do we have to fear?
Pat Williams

I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
Psalm 37:25