|Smoky Mountains (May 2013) - photo by Cindy Caraway|
- Phyllis Bottome
"Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less."
- C. S. Lewis
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
- Nelson Mandela
"You can pretend to care, but you can't pretend to show up."
- George L. Bell
"There is nothing anti-intellectual in the leap of faith, for faith is not believing without proof but trusting without reservation."
- William Sloane Coffin Jr.
"A man who lacks reliability is utterly useless."
"Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights."
- John R. Wooden
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
- Henry David Thoreau
"Pray not for easy lives, pray to be stronger men."
- John F. Kennedy
"As long as you don't forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind."
- Isabelle Hollande
"One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it's remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver's license."
- P.J. O'Rourke
"I once thought losing my confidence was the worst thing that could happen; then I lost my faith."
- Bobby Vee
"Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere."
- Glen Turner
"We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made."
- M. Facklam
"Example moves the world more than doctrine."
- Henry Miller
"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry--all forms of fear--are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence."
- Eckhart Tolle
"A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time."
- Mark Twain