My faith is an important part of my life and over the years I've learnt that it takes a proud man to say he doesn't need anything. It has been a quiet strength and a backbone through a lot of difficult times. Bear Grylls
'Music survives everything and like God, it is always present. It needs no help, and suffers no hindrance. It has always found me, and with God's blessing and permission, it always will.' Eric Clapton
'It is impossible to read the daily press without being diverted from reality. You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities - life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper. You are disillusioned and wrecked.'
Patrick Kavanagh- Poet
But with Christ, we have access in a one-to-one relationship, for, as in the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at a Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
It always seems impossible until its done.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
-Helen Keller, blind and deaf author.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
God does not play dice."
- Albert Einstein
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."
"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."
- Mother Teresa of Calcutta
I read the Bible every day. Denzel Washington
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success. Henry Ford
Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it. Confucious
'Wherever you have friends that's your country, and wherever you receive love, that's your home.' Dalai Lama, exiled from Tibet since 1959.
'Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.’
‘The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.’
‘My mom was a source of strength. She showed me by example that women, regardless of how difficult life may get, can do it all.’
I am a sinner. And this is what I said when they asked me if I would accept my election as pontiff: I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I accept in a spirit of penance. Pope Francis
I am not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I'm going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: 'Lord, remember me.' Billy Graham
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. Ingrid Bergman
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. Plato
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. Michelle Obama
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. Steve Jobs
'Deliver me from evil Lord and save this soldier's heart. I trust in Thee to keep me Lord, I'm done with Bonaparte.'
'We are fools to make war on our brothers in arms.'
“Every time we make the decision to love someone, we open ourselves to great suffering, because those we most love cause us not only great joy but also great pain. The greatest pain comes from leaving. When the child leaves home, when the husband or wife leaves for a long period of time or for good, when the beloved friend departs to another country or dies … the pain of the leaving can tear us apart.
Still, if we want to avoid the suffering of leaving, we will never experience the joy of loving. And love is stronger than fear, life stronger than death, hope stronger than despair. We have to trust that the risk of loving is always worth taking.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas Edison
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
My life is my message.
- Mahatma Gandhi
It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere.
Music is a safe kind of high.
The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye.
Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude.
The pinnacle of the fulfillment I can ever experience for my spirit and soul is to hear from the Lord, when I see Him face to face, 'Well done my good and faithful servant.'
- Nick Vujicic
'Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.'
Robert Frost - Poet
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.
Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. J. R. R. Tolkien, Author 'Lord of the Rings'