“The most painful goodbyes are the ones never said, but the heart already knows it’s over”
— Bebeth’s FB wall

“Everyone hears what you say;
Friends listen to what you say;
Best friends listen to what you don’t say”
— unknown

“Friendship is not a big thing. It is a million of little things.”
— my friend Febi

“When I count my blessings I count you twice.”
— Unknown

“My thoughts are free to go anywhere, but it’s surprising how often they head in your direction.”
— Unknown

“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.”
— Claudia Ghandi

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.”
— Swedish Proverb

“When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.”
— John Gray

“Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough. Little kindness and courtesies are so important. In relationships, the little things are the big things.”
— Stephen R. Covey

“Someone is special only if you tell them.”
— Byron Pulsifer

“The word special has more meaning when I think of you.”
— Unknown

“A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.”
— Russian Proverb


“People are funny. When they are young, they will spend their health to get wealth. Later, they will gladly pay all they have trying to get their health back.”
— John C. Maxwell

“… A friend who spent a lot of time with me during my (heart attack) recovery saw me pass on desserts time after time — something that was not characteristic of me — and finally he asked, ‘Have you lost your craving for desserts?’ ‘No,’ I answered, ‘but my craving for life is greater.'”
— John C. Maxwell

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”
— Mark Twain

“If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”
— Mickey Mantle

“If you had a million-dollar racehorse, would you allow it to smoke cigarettes, drink whiskey, and stay out all night? How about a thousand-dollar dog?”
— Zig Ziglar

“I’ve done the research and I hate to tell you, but everybody dies — lovers, joggers, vegetarians and non-smokers. I’m telling you this so that some of you who jog at 5 a.m. and eat vegetables will occasionally sleep late and have an ice cream cone.”
— Bernie S. Siegel, Peace, Love and Healing, New York: HarperCollins, 1995


“Earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can.”
— John Wesley

“I tithe because I know that 90 percent plus God equals more than 100 percent without him.”
— Donna Partow

“I love poverty because Jesus loved it. I love wealth because it affords me the means of helping the needy. I keep faith with everyone.”
— Blaise Pascal

“Money is another pair of hands to heal and feed and bless the desperate families of the earth…. In other words, money is my other self. Money can go where I do not have time to go, where I do not have a passport to go. My money can go in my place and heal and bless and feed and help. A man’s money is an extension of himself.”
— Bruce Larson

“Money is like manure. If you let it pile up, it just smells. But if you spread it around, you can encourage things to grow.”
— Gun Denhart

“The difference between the rich and the poor is that the rich invest their money and spend what’s left, while the poor spend their money and invest what’s left.”
— unknown

“The secret to financial success is to spend what you have left over after saving, instead of saving what is left over after spending.”
— Robert Allen, Multiple Streams of of Income, page 26

“Materialism is a mind-set. There’s nothing wrong with possessing money or nice things. Likewise, there’s nothing wrong with living modestly. Materialism is not about possession — it’s an obsession. I’ve known materialistic people with no money and nonmaterialistic people who possess lots of money. Haven’t you?”
— John C. Maxwell

“A man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
— Luke 12:15

“If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area of his life.”
— Billy Graham

“If you owe $1,000, you’re a piker.
If you owe $100,000, you’re a businessman.
If you owe $1 million, you’re a tycoon.
If you owe $1 billion, you’re a magnate.
If you owe $100 billion, you’re the government.”
— Rose Sands

“All progress is based upon a universal desire on the part of every living organism to live beyond its income.”
— Samuel Butler

“Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish, or arrogant, or greedy, the money brings it out; that’s all.”
— Henry Ford

“There isn’t an aspect of life that financial matters don’t touch. And when people don’t handle finances well day to day, it causes huge problems.”
— John C. Maxwell

“The average American is busy buying things he doesn’t want with money he doesn’t have to impress people he doesn’t like.”
— O. Donald Olson

“Do not pay too much attention to fame, power, or money. Some day you will meet a person who cares for NONE of these, and then you will know how poor you are.”
— Rudyard Kipling

“Money won’t buy happiness.”
— unknown

“Having money may not make people happy, but OWING money is sure to make them miserable.”
— John C. Maxwell

“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.”
— King Solomon of ancient Israel, Proverbs 22:7 NASB

“Every person in debt is suffering from some type of depression. Debt is one of the leading causes of divorce, lack of sleep, and poor work performance. It is truly one of the deep dark secrets that people have. It robs them of their self-worth and keeps them from achieving dream.”
— Michael Kidwell and Steve Rhode,

“The bottom line is that money is nothing but a tool. It is good for helping one achieve goals, but the goal of getting money for its own sake is ultimately hollow. If you have very little money, you have fewer choices. If you want to live where it’s most convenient to your job, you may not be able to if you lack money. You may not be able to send your children to the school you want. …You may not be able to switch careers to something you love…. When a person has no money, he has few options.”
— John C. Maxwell

“Americans have always been stricken by the disease that some have called ‘luxury fever’ or affluenza.’ Even if we aren’t rich yet, we’d like to look as if we were.”
— James Surowiecki, “People of Plenty,” Fast Company Magazine, March 2003, page 32

“Between 1970 and 1999, the average American family received a 16% raise (adjusted for inflation), while the percentage of people who described themselves as ‘very happy’ fell from 36% to 29%. We are better paid, better fed, and better educated than ever. Yet the divorce rate has doubled, the teen-suicide rate has tripled, and depression has soared in the past 30 years.”
— Polly LaBarre, “How to Lead a Rich Life,” Fast Company magazine, March 2003, page 74