Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Who Are Those People?

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Strasburg, PA

We should have much peace if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others.  (Thomas 'A Kempis, in The Promise Of A New Day, by Casey and Vanceburg, 2 December)

...the world is full of people who would love you to behave in whatever ways are most convenient for them.  (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pull Your Own Strings, p. xiv)

"How rarely we weigh our neighbor in the same balance in which we weigh ourselves."  (Thomas 'A Kempis, in Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary by Warren W. Wiersbe, p. 731)

...comparing one person to another negates each person's uniqueness and is often insulting to each person individually, and comparisons will never lead you to self-knowledge.  (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Wisdom Of The Ages, p. 256)

Speculating on other people's attitudes and motives is a waste of time and effort.  To search out the reasons for my own is a voyage of discovery.  (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 3 December)

Let them talk, whoever "they" may be.   (Eric V. Copage, Black Pearls, 27 December)

You don't get to judge what other people have or how other people live.  (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 29 December)

One of the hardest lessons to learn is that for all our good intentions, we can still royally mess up other people's lives.  (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 15 November)

We tend to emulate the people we admire, so be careful about the heroes you select.  (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 804)

It is easy to lose what you have gained by making friends with the wrong people. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 841)

We need to consider our relationships continually, and make sure we are doing our part to nourish them so they thrive.  (Eric V. Copage, Black Pearls, 16 December)
4 January 2012

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