Quotes and Proverbs
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (pdf by T.)
A Silent Tear
Stand proud wild horse of the desert plain
Do not let them your spirit claim
Stand tall, stand firm, do not give in
Though domination men seek to win.
God made you strong and gave you heart
And set you free right from the start
To roam the valleys and the hills
Yet your freedom men seek to steal.
Don’t they know or can’t they see
This is where you were meant to be.
Other beasts of burden cannot compare
Nor your beauty do they share.
If we listen we might hear
The thunderous roar, the silent tear
Of slaughtered ones from the past
And understand your plight at last.
From a Facebook friend, Cherokee The Wild Mustang- US 479
Psalm 112 1Praise the LORD.
Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
who finds great delight in his commands. 2 His children will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house,
and his righteousness endures forever. 4 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,
for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. 5 Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely,
who conducts his affairs with justice. 6 Surely he will never be shaken;
a righteous man will be remembered forever. 7 He will have no fear of bad news;
his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. 8 His heart is secure, he will have no fear;
in the end he will look in triumph on his foes. 9 He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor,
his righteousness endures forever;
his horn will be lifted high in honor. 10 The wicked man will see and be vexed,
he will gnash his teeth and waste away;
the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.
Psalm 231The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalm 24 1The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. 7Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. 9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah. Psalm 25 1Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 2O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. 3Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. 4Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. 5Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. 6Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. 7Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD. 8Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. 9The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. 10All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. 11For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. 12What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. 13His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. 14The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. 15Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. 16Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. 17The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses. 18Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins. 19Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. 20O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee. 21Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee. 22Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.
8 Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.
9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.
He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart, he put other different desires.
If we must die, we die defending our rights.
Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
It’s amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest.
Life is short and if you’re looking for extension, you had best do well. ‘Cause there’s good deeds and then there’s good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.
L’enfer est plein de bonnes volontés ou désirs.
(“Hell is full of good intentions or wishes”).
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
And of course, the wise sayings from my dad, Ronnie Walters…
–Either Fish or Cut Bait!
–Don’t start shootin’ until you have all your ducks in a row. If you still miss one, reload and catch ’em on the flip side!
–There are three sides to every story: Your side, Their side, and the Truth. You’d be amazed at the distance between each one of those.
–Take care of business.
–Go straight. Don’t put your blinkers on, go straight.
–Don’t ever talk out of both sides of your mouth. You might get hit more than once.
–Keep your eyes and ears open, keep your mouth shut.