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You Never Can Tell

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

You never can tell when you send a word,
Like an arrow shot from a bow
By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind,
Just where it may chance to go.
It may pierce the breast of your dearest friend.
Tipped with its poison or balm,
To a stranger’s heart in life’s great mart,
It may carry its pain or its calm.

You never can tell when you do an act
Just what the result will be;
But with every deed you are sowing a seed,
Though the harvest you may not see.
Each kindly act is an acorn dropped
In God’s productive soil
You may not know, but the tree shall grow,
With shelter for those who toil.

You never can tell what your thoughts will do,
In bringing you hate or love;
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe —
Each thing must create its kind,
And they speed o’er the track to bring you back
Whatever went out from your mind.


When Fear rules the will, nothing can be done, but when a man casts Fear out of his mind, the world becomes his oyster.  To lose a bit of money is nothing, but to lose hope – to lose nerve and ambition – that is what makes men cripples.     ~Herbert N. Casson

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Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

~William Ernest Henley

There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.  ~Mother Teresa

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What Is A Dad?

A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.

A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.

A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail…
– Unknown



By Rudyard Kipling

IF YOU can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream and not make dreams your master;

If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

Margaret Thatcher Quotes

Shane —  April 10, 2013 — Leave a comment

Margaret Thatcher Quotes

 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013

In honor of the life of Margaret Thatcher, ‘The Iron Lady’ here are some of her many quotes.

– “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”

– “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”

– “To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.”
~Margaret Thatcher


– “It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.”

– “There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.”

– “Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.”

– “Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.”

– “It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.”

– “Of course it’s the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”

– “If you want to cut your own throat, don’t come to me for a bandage.”

– “People think that at the top there isn’t much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “To those waiting with bated breath for that favorite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: ‘You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.'”



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