“Friends are made by many acts, and can be lost by just one.”

“We have been so anxious to give our children what we didn’t have that have neglected to give them what we did have.”

It was Mark Twain who said, “Most people are bothered by the passages of scripture they do not understand, but the ones that bother me are the ones I do understand.”

“Leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.”

“Happiness comes when we stop wailing about the troubles we have and offer thanks for the troubles we don’t have.”

“It’s hard to make people feel at home when you wish they were.”

“Peoplelike to say they have an open mind, but with some of them it’s hard to find the opening.”

“Tact: The ability to close your mouth before someone else wants to.”

“Those who think it permissible to tell white lies soon grow color blind.”


“A bit of love is the only bit that will bridle the tongue.”

“Unless there is within us that which is above us, we will soon yield to that which is about us.”

“Don’t think your Bible is dry inside just because it is dusty outside.”

“Why don’t we jump at opportunities as quickly as we jump at conclusions.”

“The strongest words are usually the weakest arguments.”

“If ‘God’ is taken out of ‘good,’ nothing [o] is left.”

Taken from “Papo’s Proverbs,” which were submitted by C. Y. “Papo Blakeney” and appeared in this bulletin on April 19, 1993.