Jamie Jenkins: I Wish I'd Said That

People who know me know that I like to talk. However, I have been accused of talking a lot and saying very little. There is probably more truth to that than I want to think.

I admit it, I do talk a lot and, OK, I admit that most of it is not very memorable. There are a lot of things I wish I had said. Below are a few of them.

Fill your years with life not your life with years.

- Church Message Board

If you don't learn to bend, you will eventually break.

- retired Church of Christ missionary

If at first you don't succeed try, try again.

- Thomas H. Palmer

Common sense is not so common.

- Voltaire

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing can separate us from the love of God.

- Paul (Romans 8:38-39)

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

-Helen Keller

Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.

- John Wesley

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything.

- Samuel Johnson

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

- Oprah Winfrey

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

- Apostle Paul (Philippians 4:13)

Not to the strong is the battle, not to the swift is the race but to the true and the faithful victory is promised the grace.

- Fanny Crosby (Conquering Now and Still to Conquer)

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and no deserve them. - Mark Twain

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

- Confucius

Life is either a great adventure or nothing at all.

- Helen Keller

What soap is to the body laughter is to the soul.

- Yiddish proverb

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

-Apostle Paul (I Corinthians 13:4-18)

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

- Victor Borge

The greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

- Martha Washington

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come yet. We have only today. Let us begin.

- Mother Teresa

When you have the chance to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.

- sung by Lee Ann Womack, lyrics by Mark Sanders

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

- Apostle Paul (Philippians 4:13)

Pray, but row away from the rocks.

-Indian proverb

Pray as if everything depends upon God and work as if everything depends upon you.

-Francis Cardinal Spellman

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who treat you badly.

-Jesus, (Luke 6:27-28)

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.

-Chester W. Nimitz

What are some of the things you wish you had said?

Taken with permission from Jamie's blog, Thoughts for Thursday.