Saint Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu
It is His work. I am like a little pencil in His hand. That is all. He does the thinking. He does the writing. The pencil has nothing to do with it. The pencil has only to be allowed to be used.
Found on Mother Theresa's Wall
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
August 28, 1915 - June 18, 2008
Behind Green Briar Nature Center---
one summer day
Cape Cod Bay
I live on "the cape".
Horse Shoe Crab
Food For Thought
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link A change is as good as a rest A fool and his money are soon parted A friend in need is a friend indeed A good beginning makes a good ending A good man is hard to find A house divided against itself cannot stand A house is not a home A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step A leopard cannot change its spots A little knowledge is a dangerous thing A little of what you fancy does you good A miss is as good as a mile A new broom sweeps clean A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse A penny saved is a penny earned A person is known by the company he keeps A picture paints a thousand words A place for everything and everything in its place A problem shared is a problem halved A prophet is not recognized in his own land A rolling stone gathers no moss A stitch in time saves nine A thing of beauty is a joy forever A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men A watched pot never boils A woman's work is never done Absolute power corrupts absolutely Actions speak louder than words All good things come to he who waits All that glitters is not gold All the world loves a lover All things must pass All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy All you need is love All's fair in love and war An Englishman's home is his castle An apple a day keeps the doctor away An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure As you sow so shall you reap Ask no questions and hear no lies Attack is the best form of defense Barking dogs seldom bite Beauty is in the eye of the beholder Beauty is only skin deep Beggars can't be choosers Behind every great man there's a great woman Better late than never Better safe than sorry Better the Devil you know than the Devil you don't Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all Better to remain silent and be thought a fool that to speak and remove all doubt Beware of Greeks bearing gifts Birds of a feather flock together Blood is thicker than water Boys will be boys Charity begins at home Cleanliness is next to godliness Cold hands, warm heart Comparisons are odius Count you blessings Cut your coat to suit your cloth Discretion is the better part of valour Do as you would be done by Do unto others as you would have them do unto you Don't bite the hand that feeds you Don't burn your bridges behind you Don't cast your pearls in front of swine. Don't change horses in midstream Don't count your chickens before they are hatched Don't cross the bridge till you come to it Don't judge a book by it's cover Don't keep a dog and bark yourself Don't let the bastards grind you down Don't look a gift horse in the mouth Don't put all your eggs in one basket Don't put new wine into old bottles Don't rock the boat Don't spoil the ship for a ha'pworth of tar Don't try to teach your Grandma to suck eggs Don't try to walk before you can crawl Don't upset the apple-cart Doubt is the beginning not the end of wisdom Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise Easy come, easy go Empty vessels make the most noise Enough is as good as a feast Enough is enough Every dark cloud has a silver lining Every dog has his day Every man has his price Every stick has two ends Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die Failing to plan is planning to fail Faint heart never won fair lady Faith will move mountains Familiarity breeds contempt Finders keepers, losers weepers First things first Fish and guests smell after three days Flattery will get you nowhere Fools rush in where angels fear to tread Forewarned is forearmed Fortune favours the brave God helps those who help themselves Good fences make good neighbours Good talk saves the food Good things come to those who wait Good will prevail Great minds think alike Half a loaf is better than no bread Handsome is as handsome does Hard work never did anyone any harm Haste makes waste Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned He who hesitates is lost He who laughs last laughs longest He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword He who pays the piper calls the tune Hindsight is always twenty-twenty History repeats itself Home is where the heart is Idle hands are the devil's workshop. If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinkers If life deals you lemons, make lemonade If the mountain won't come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain If wishes were horses beggars would ride If you can't be good, be careful. If you can't beat em, join em If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery In the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is king In the midst of life we are in death Into every life a little rain must fall It goes without saying It never rains but it pours It takes a thief to catch a thief It takes one to know one It's all grist to the mill It's an ill wind that blows no one any good It's better to give than to receive It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness It's better to travel hopefully than to arrive It's never too late It's no use locking the stable door after the horse has bolted It's not worth crying over spilt milk It's the early bird that gets the worm It's the empty can that makes the most noise It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease Jack of all trades, master of none Keep your chin up Keep your powder dry Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and, you weep alone Laughter is the best medicine Let bygones be bygones Let not the sun go down on your wrath Let sleeping dogs lie Let the punishment fit the crime Life begins at forty Life is what you make it Life's not all beer and skittles Lightning never strikes twice in the same place Like father, like son Little pitchers have big ears Live for today for tomorrow never comes Look before you leap Love is blind Make love not war Man does not live by bread alone Many a little makes a mickle Many hands make work light. Marry in haste, repent at leisure Mighty oaks from little acorns grow Misery loves company Money doesn't grow on trees Money makes the world go round Money talks More haste, less speed Music calms the savage beast Necessity is the mother of invention Never judge a book by its cover Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today No man is an island No one can make you feel inferior without your consent No rest for the wicked Nothing is certain but death and taxes Oil and water don't mix Old soldiers never die, they just fade away One good turn deserves another One hand washes the other Only fools and horses work Opportunity only knocks once Out of sight, out of mind Pearls of wisdom Penny wise - pound foolish People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones Possession is nine tenths of the law Power corrupts; absolute power corruptsabsolutely Practice makes perfect Pride comes before a fall Procrastination is the thief of time Put your best foot forward Red skies at night sailor's delight, red skies in morning sailors take warning Revenge is a dish best served cold Rome wasn't built in a day Shuffle your feet, lose your seat Spare the rod and spoil the child Speak softly and carry a big stick Still waters run deep Stupid is as stupid does Talk is cheap That which does not kill us makes us stronger The apple doesn't fall far from the tree The best defence is a good offence The boy is father to the man The cobbler's children have no shoes The darkest hour is just before the dawn The early bird catches the worm The ends justify the means The faster I go the behinder I get The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world The more things change, the more they stay the same The pen is mightier than sword The proof of the pudding is in the eating The way to a man's heart is through his stomach There are none so blind as those, that will not see There, but for the grace of God, go I There's always more fish in the sea There's an exception to every rule There's many a slip twixt cup and lip There's more than one way to skin a cat There's no fool like an old fool There's no place like home There's no such thing as a free lunch There's no such thing as bad publicity There's no time like the present There's none so deaf as they that will not hear There's one born every minute Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas Time and tide wait for no man Time is a great healer To err is human, to forgive divine To the victor go the spoils To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive Tomorrow never comes Too many cooks spoil the broth Truth is stranger than fiction Two heads are better then one Two wrongs don't make a right Walk softly but carry a big stick Waste not want not What goes around , comes around When the cat's away the mice will play Where there's smoke there's fire. Where there's a will there's a way Worrying never did anyone any good You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink You can't get blood from a stone You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs You can't make bricks without straw You can't teach an old dog new tricks You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar Youth is wasted on the young