Points to Ponder

Over the years I have compiled a list of “quotes”, and sayings, some are good enough to stop and ponder over. Here are a few of my favorites. (None are my originals}


Keep your words smooth and soft.
You may have to eat them someday.
When it comes to helping others, some people stop at NOTHING.
Beware of judging your future within the limitations of the present.
You can tell when you are on the right track -- It is usually uphill.
Be like a duck -
Keep calm and unruffled on the surface - and paddle like the devil underneath.
My friend hasn’t spoken to his wife for three days --
(he doesn’t want to interrupt)
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also tells us to love our enemies -- probably because they are the same people.
Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool,
then to open your mouth and prove it.
No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward of what he gave.
We don’t stop working and playing because we grow old --
We grow old BECAUSE we stop working and playing.
You can best guard against losing your shirt by keeping your sleeves rolled up...

Success depends on our glands - SWEAT GLANDS.
Grave diggers are the only people who start at the top, and they always end up in the hole..

You can get anything in life you want,
“IF” --
you help enough other people get what they want.

Aim at nothing - and you are sure to succeed.
You’re not beaten by being knocked down, you’re only beaten if you stay down.
Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to what happens to you.
Behold the turtle,- he makes progress only when it sticks his neck out.
If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.
You not only want to be proud of what you have done, but also the way you have achieved it’
If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.
When a man has reached his goal and fails to set new goals, he’s stopped living, and is merely existing. A man dies when he stops dreaming.
TRIUMPH is made up of two words,
It is better to do something imperfectly, then to do nothing perfectly
There is no progress without risk!
Some people are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Solve your problems, or your problems will dissolve you.
At times what you want will look far away and out of reach, but keep walking and
working toward it. Each step is progress.
No need for a cart, -- I’ve only got fifty bucks.

Columbus was an amazing person:

  • He didn’t know where he was going -
  • He didn’t know when he would get there -
  • He didn’t know where he was when he got there -
  • And he did it all on borrowed money.
Work hard.
When you wear out your shoes, just figure you are back on your feet.
A mistake is not something to complain about, or to be ashamed of, it is a great teacher,


  • Dilate - To live longer
  • Organic - Church musician
  • Varicose veins - veins close together.
  • Out patient - a person who has fainted.
  • Fester - Quicker
When you are at the end of your rope, "Tie a knot and hang on!"
If you are looking for a handout, -- look at the end of your arm.
You can be on the right road and still get run over if you are standing still.
Habits are like easy chairs,
- easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
Some people see things as they are and say “Why ?”
I imagine things as they could be and say “Why not ? "
Smoking doesn’t send a person to Hell,
-- It just makes them smell like they have already been there.
We can send messages 24,000 miles around the world in less than a second, but
it often takes years to penetrate the last 1/4 inch of skull surrounding the mind.
A lot of people are itching for what others have;
but, they do not want to scratch for it.
Too many workmen are “Early leavers” instead of “Eager beavers”!
It isn’t worth it to spend $1,000 worth of emotions,on a 5 cent irritation.
As you continue your journey to the top, remember that each rung of the ladder was put there for the purpose of holding your foot just long enough to step higher.
It wasn’t there to rest on!
If a hypocrite is standing between you and God, don’t you realize then the hypocrite is closer to God than you are?
Don’t take your problem to bed with you. (Sleep alone)
Positive thinking is only half the formula.
You must couple this with positive action.
You know you are getting old when you sit in a rocking chair and can’t make it go.
Tough times don’t last, but tough people do!
Maybe we should change the car and save the oil.
God made man and took one look at him and said “I can do better than that”,
so then He made women.
(Someone said, “if God wanted women to be smart, He would have used a piece of brain instead of a rib.) (OOPS I didn’t want to print that.)
Be thankful we don’t get as much government as we pay for!
The best cure for anger is to do an unexpected kindness for the person you are angry at!
Inasmuch as three quarters of the earth is water,and only one fourth is land,
the Good Lords intentions are very clear,--
”A mans time should be divided -- three fourths for boating, and one fourth for work.”
Make sure your rocking chair has an ejection seat, in case something good goes by.

Points to think about.

  • Thomas Edison’s teacher called him a dunce in school.
  • Henry Ford was broke at the age of 40.
  • Walt Disney went broke 7 times, and suffered several nervous breakdowns.
  • Albert Einstein flunked his math in early grades.
The next time you are on a zigzag path, just keep in mind that this is the best method of climbing to the top.
Failure doesn’t mean God doesn’t answer my prayer,
-- It means He has a better plan.
Even a fish would stay out of trouble if it kept its mouth shut.

There are three things hard to do:

  1. Climb a tree that is leaning toward you.
  2. Kiss a girl who is leaning away from you
  3. Help someone who doesn’t want to be helped.
No matter how big the problem is, break it down until you get the smallest lump,
and solve it, and then another, until you put the solved parts together like a puzzle.
Problem is gone.
You don’t drown by falling into deep water,- You only drown if you stay there.


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