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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 23   

  1The 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.

Proverbs 31

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.
Sitting Bull

If we must die, we die defending our rights.
Sitting Bull

Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
Winston Churchill

 It’s amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest.
Chuck Berry

  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.
Ben Harper

  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.
Albert Camus

 The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.
Wilma Mankiller

  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.



28 Responses to “Quotes and Proverbs”

  1. Andi said

    Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.–Matthew 11:29

    • Andi… ur the best! 😉

  2. “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”
    — Jack Kerouac

    “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
    — Oscar Wilde

    Andy Rooney said, “Contrary to popular belief, everyone is NOT entitled to their own opinion. If you don’t know the facts, your opinion doesn’t count.”

    “The truth shall set you free, but first it’s going to piss you off.” -Gloria Steinem
    The worst way to defend our freedom is to let our leaders start taking away our freedoms! It is exactly during times like these [a national crisis] that we need more freedom of speech, a strong and critical press, and a citizenry that is not afraid to stand up and say that the emperor has no clothes.
    – MICHAEL MOORE, Stupid White Men

    “For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.”
    – GEORGE WASHINGTON, address to the officers of the army, Mar. 15, 1783

    “Should freedom of speech include the freedom to tell lies? Who decides what is true and what is a lie? Should the young and impressionable be exposed to propaganda deliberately designed to make them hate others? If we deny the deniers the right to spread their venom, are we then putting our own right to free speech at risk? At which point does hate speech so directly provoke violence that it should be banned?”
    – TED GOTTFRIED, Deniers of the Holocaust

    “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”
    — Friedrich Nietzsche

    “I do this real moron thing, and it’s called thinking. And apparently I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.”
    — George Carlin

    “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
    — Harlan Ellison

    “Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.”
    — Michael Crichton (State of Fear)

  3. “1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
    Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

    2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
    Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

    3. Don’t Make Assumptions
    Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

    4. Always Do Your Best
    Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.”
    — Miguel Ruiz

  4. Andi said

    We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: … the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.–Romans 12:6, 8

  5. Andi said

    I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me.–John 5:30

  6. Andi said

    On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul.–Psalm 138:3

  7. Andi said

    Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink. … Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?–Matthew 6:25

  8. Andi said

    The human mind may devise many plans, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.–Proverbs 19:21

  9. Andi said

    May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance.–Jude 1:2

    • Amen! Seems like we all need those blessings – especially right now. *T*

  10. Andi said

    Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.–Colossians 3:14

  11. Andi said

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.–Matthew 6:21

  12. Andi said

    He woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm.–Luke 8:24

  13. Andi said

    Be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”–Hebrews 13:5

  14. Andi said

    May he grant you your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your plans.–Psalm 20:4

  15. Andi said

    I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might.–Isaiah 12:2

  16. Andi said

    “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  17. LOUIE COCROFT said


    • Agreed.

  18. LOUIE COCROFT said


    • Thank you. Even if he wasn’t my Dad, I’d still have to say that he’s a very smart and wise man.

  19. LOUIE COCROFT said


    • “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
      -Edmund Burke

      It is very interesting that you thought of this… Edmund Burke was a conservative member of the House of Commons in Great Britain in the late 1700s.Since the twentieth-century he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism.
      In April 1774, he gave a speech to King George III regarding the motion to repeal the tea duty on the American Colonies. As you read this, think of the wild horses and burros as the people of the American Colonies. It’s very similar in my mind…

      “Again and again, revert to your old principles—seek peace and ensue it; leave America – if she has taxable matter in her – to tax herself. I am not here going into the distinctions of rights, nor attempting to mark their boundaries. I do not enter into these metaphysical distinctions; I hate the very sound of them. Leave the Americans as they anciently stood, and these distinctions, born of our unhappy contest, will die along with it… Be content to bind America by laws of trade; you have always done it… Do not burthen them with taxes… But if intemperately, unwisely, fatally, you sophisticate and poison the very source of government by urging subtle deductions, and consequences odious to those you govern, from the unlimited and illimitable nature of supreme sovereignty, you will teach them by these means to call that sovereignty itself in question… If that sovereignty and their freedom cannot be reconciled, which will they take? They will cast your sovereignty in your face. No body of men will be argued into slavery. Sir, let the gentlemen on the other side…tell me, what one character of liberty the Americans have, and what one brand of slavery they are free from, if they are bound in their property and industry by all the restraints you can imagine on commerce, and at the same time are made pack-horses of every tax you choose to impose, without the least share in granting them. When they bear the burthens of unlimited monopoly, will you bring them to bear the burthens of unlimited revenue too? The Englishman in America will feel that this is slavery; that it is legal slavery, will be no compensation either to his feelings or to his understandings.”

      Later in March 1775, Burke gave a speech pertaining to the reconciliation with America…

      “…the people of the colonies are descendants of Englishmen… They are therefore not only devoted to liberty, but to liberty according to English ideas and on English principles. The people are Protestants… a persuasion not only favourable to liberty, but built upon it… My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties which – though light as air – are as strong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights associated with your government; they will cling and grapple to you, and no force under heaven will be of power to tear them from their allegiance. But let it be once understood that your government may be one thing and their privileges another, that these two things may exist without any mutual relation; the cement is gone, the cohesion is loosened, and everything hastens to decay and dissolution. As long as you have the wisdom to keep the sovereign authority of this country as the sanctuary of liberty, the sacred temple consecrated to our common faith, wherever the chosen race and sons of England worship freedom, they will turn their faces towards you. The more they multiply, the more friends you will have; the more ardently they love liberty, the more perfect will be their obedience. Slavery they can have anywhere. It is a weed that grows in every soil. They may have it from Spain, they may have it from Prussia. But, until you become lost to all feeling of your true interest and your natural dignity, freedom they can have from none but you.”

  20. LOUIE COCROFT said


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  22. Lisa LeBlanc said

    ‘I do not know if all I do is the Lord’s Will, but I believe He appreciates that I try’.

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