Quotes About Little Boys Will Make You Love Your Boys More and More

Quotes About Little Boys – They make you laugh, they make you marvel at their antics, they make you worry for them, yet you couldn’t resist loving the boys in your life. As the mother to your kids, your boys are always your favorite boys.

They may be up to hundreds of mischiefs each day, they drive you crazy, yet at the end of each day, you couldn’t help softly tucking them into bed and kissing them goodnight.

With so many exciting episodes unfolding everyday in your boys’ lives, let these boy quotes help you express your thoughts on some of these memorable moments.

Use these boy quotes in your cards, scrapbooks, letters and such!

Quotes About Little Boys

A boy’s story is the best that is ever told.
— Charles Dickens

A boy’s will is the wind’s will.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.
— Anonymous

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
— John B.S. Haldane

A small boy, mischievous to the imp degree.
— Rea Murtha

A small son can charm himself into, and out of, most things.
— Jenny de Vries

A treasure to a little boy does not consist of money, gems or jewellery. He will find far greater pleasure in the wonder of a rock, pebble, stick or beetle.
— Author Unknown

Baseball is where boys practice being men and men practice being boys, and they get real good at it.
— Mary Cecile Leary

Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood, we find a delightful creature of a boy.
— Author Unknown

Boyhood is a most complex and incomprehensible thing. Even when one has been through it, one does not understand what it was. A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy.– G. K. Chesterton

Boys are beyond the range of anybody’s sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.
— James Thurber

Boys are God’s way of telling you that your house is too neat!
— Author Unknown

Boys do not grow up gradually. They move forward in spurts like the hands of clocks in railway stations.
— Cyril Connolly

Do not train boys to learning by force and harshness, but lead them by what amuses them, so that they may better discover the bent of their minds.
— Plato

Dirt is not dirty, but only something in the wrong place.
— Lord Palmerston

Dreams really do come true. Ours came wrapped in Baby Blue!
— Author Unknown

Experimentation is an active science.
— Claude Bernard

For every man the world is as fresh as it was at the first day, And as full of untold novelties for him who has the eyes to see them.
— Thomas Henry Huxley

Go on and increase in valor, O boy! this is the path to immortality.
— Seneca

God created boys, full of spirit and fun to explore and conquer, to romp and run.
— Author Unknown

He has the gift of reverie.
— Anais Nin

He was born with a gift of laughter.
— Rafael Sabatini

His laughter… sparkled like a splash of water in sunlight.
— Joseph Lelyveld

I can sometimes resist temptation, but never mischief.
— Joyce Rebeta-Burditt

If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.
— Maya Angelou

It’s the merry-hearted boys that make the best men!
— Irish proverb

Like the changing leaves of fall… My little boy is now a man.
— Author Unknown

Mothers of little boys work from son up till son down!
— Author Unknown

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.”
— Harmon Killebrew

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
— Mark Twain

Nearly every man is a firm believer in heredity until his son makes a fool of himself.
— Author Unknown

Nobody else like him, he’s unique – – this one. How fortunate we are that he is our son.
— Author Unknown

Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength.
— Francis De Sales

Of all the animals, the boy is most unmanageable.
— Plato

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
— T.S. Eliot

Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
— Author Unknown

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.
— Marc Brown

Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.
— Sophocles

Tall oaks from little acorns grow.
— David Everett

The sweetest roamer is a boy’s young heart.
— George Edward Woodberry

There are 3 stages in a man’s life: ‘My Daddy can whip you Daddy.’ ‘Aw, Dad, you don’t know anything.’ ‘My father used to say . . .’.
— Dwight McSmith

There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.
— Mark Twain

There has never been a day when I have not been proud of you, I said to my Son though some days I’m louder about other stuff so it’s easy to miss that.
— Brian Andreas

There never has been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between a mother and a son.
— Author Unknown

To become a real boy you must prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish.
— From “Pinnochio”

Twinkle Twinkle little star so you know how loved you are?
— Author Unknown

When I grow up I want to be a little boy.
— Joseph Heller

Wrapped around my son with only the knowledge of the words of the world & a quiet remembrance of watching before this all began.
— Brian Andreas

You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.
— Author Unknown

“Close your eyes,
Have no fear,
The monsters gone,
He’s on the run and your daddy’s here,
Beautiful,
Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy.”
John Lennon

Inside every hardened criminal beats the heart of a ten-year-old boy.
Bart Simpson

When I grow up I want to be a little boy.
Joseph Heller

Girls are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the trees. The boys don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples that are on the ground that aren’t as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think there is something wrong with them, when, in reality, they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who’s brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.
Author Unknown

What is genius? – It is the power to be a boy again at will.
James Matthew Barrie

No one knows how it is that with one glance a boy can break through into a girl’s heart.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
Plato

Peter Griffin [holding crying baby after Carol has given birth]: It’s a beautiful baby girl!
Carol Pewterschmidt: Ooh, a baby girl! I’m so happy!
Peter Griffin: But she has a penis. Well, we’ll have to do something about that [Picks up scalpel.]
Lois Griffin [taking scalpel away]: Peter, no! It’s a boy.
Family Guy
Animated TV series

The boy is father to the man.
Proverb

The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.
Henry David Thoreau

You’ve got the brain of a four-year-old boy, and I bet he was glad to get rid of it.
Groucho Marx

There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.
C.S. Lewis

The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let’s see. Don’t tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you’re sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do.
Homer Simpson

See things from the boy’s point of view.
Robert Baden-Powell

People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.
Stephen King

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Proverb

There isn’t any symbolism. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know.
Ernest Hemingway

It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.
Alexandre Dumas

Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.
James Arthur Baldwin

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.
Clarence Darrow

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Author Unknown
Often erroneously attributed to Mark Twain

I was so poor growing up – if I wasn’t a boy – I’d have had nothing to play with.
Rodney Dangerfield

Don’t mess with the dead, boy, they have eerie powers.
Homer Simpson

Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game.
Ted Williams

The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.
Robert Baden-Powell

A boy is naturally full of humor.
Robert Baden-Powell

A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
Robert Benchley

A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim.
Robert Baden-Powell

Boys frustrate me. I hate all their indirect messages, I hate game playing. Do you like me or don’t you? Just tell me so I can get over you.
Kirsten Dunst
American Actress

Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn’t matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Anne Frank

A boy is a magical creature – you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can’t lock him out of your heart.
Allan Beck

Boys are beyond the range of anybody’s sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.
James Thurber

One of the best things in the world to be is a boy; it requires no experience, but needs some practice to be a good one.
Charles Dudley Warner

There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy’s life that he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.
Mark Twain

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout “Bang!”
George F. Will
American editor and news commentator

The boy who expects every morning to open into a new world finds that today is like yesterday, but he believes tomorrow will be different
Charles Dudley Warner
American Editor and Author

Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.
John Andrew Holmes

A boy cannot begin playing ball too early. I might almost say that while he is still creeping on all fours he should have a bouncing rubber ball.
Christy Mathewson
American Baseball Player

Boys are sent out into the world to buffet with its temptations, to mingle with bad and good, to govern and direct – girls are to dwell in quiet homes among few friends, to exercise a noiseless influence.
Elizabeth Missing Sewell

The boys are in such a mood that if someone introduced the Ten Commandments, they’d cut them down to seven.
Norris Cotton

Boys and young men acquire readily the moral sentiments of their social milieu, whatever these sentiments may be.
Bertrand Russell

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
Eric Berne

In boys and girls alike, and in more of their elders, perhaps, than we suspect, the affection for dolls is chiefly an aspect of the social sense and an example of the pleasure we all take in projecting our own personalities and in controlling the lives of others.
Odell Shepard

American boys should not be seen dying on the nightly news. Wars should be over in three days or less, or before Congress invokes the War Powers Resolution.
Evan Thomas

As a boy I remember how terribly real the statues of the saints would seem at 7 o’clock Mass-before I’d had breakfast. From that I learned always to conduct hungry.
Leopold Stokowski

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher

 

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones

 

Children make your life important. ~Erma Bombeck

 

In a dark moment I ask, “How can anyone bring a child into this world?” And the answer rings clear, “Because there is no other world, and because the child has no other way into it.” ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

 

I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring. ~Liz Armbruster

 

A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn’t act that way very often. ~Author Unknown

 

We’ve had bad luck with our kids — they’ve all grown up. ~Christopher Morley

 

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown

 

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. ~Harold Hulbert

 

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music. ~William Stafford

 

The world is as many times new as there are children in our lives. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

 

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. ~Neil Postman, The Disappearance of Childhood (introduction), 1982

 

The love of children inspires an interest in the welfare of all humanity. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher’s Stone, 1882

 

Children are one third of our population and all of our future. ~Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981

 

Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. ~Fran Lebowitz

 

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~Rabindranath Tagore

 

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762

 

A party of little children at play is one of the most beautiful sights in nature, and a sight which for the moment almost leads us to mistrust our theories of human misery. Little children are happy because they have no carking cares nor troublesome responsibilities, no painful memories and no anxious anticipations. ~Frederick Canon Oakeley, The Voice of Creation as a Witness to the Mind of its Divine Author, “Lecture III: Vestiges of the Fall,” 1876  [And more than a century later: “Children are happy because they don’t yet have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.’ They don’t have a mindset that puts ‘Things to Fear’ before ‘Things to Love.'” ~Marianne Williamson, Illuminata: A Return to Prayer, 1994 —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

 

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. ~Bill Vaughan

 

If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all. ~Pearl S. Buck

 

In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz

 

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next. ~Franklin P. Jones

 

Children make you want to start life over. ~Muhammad Ali

 

Boy, n.: a noise with dirt on it. ~Not Your Average Dictionary

 

I am fond of children — except boys. ~Lewis Carroll

 

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. ~George Bernard Shaw

 

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said. ~Author Unknown

 

A little girl is sugar and spice and everything nice — especially when she’s taking a nap. ~Author Unknown

 

A child is a curly dimpled lunatic. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

In America there are two classes of travel — first class, and with children. ~Robert Benchley

 

The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four — of secondary importance is to prepare for being five. ~Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 1985

 

Youth is a perpetual intoxication; it is a fever of the mind. ~François de La Rochefoucauld

 

Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized. ~Margaret Atwood

 

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

 

What is a home without children? Quiet. ~Henny Youngman

 

As the father of two young girls, I have come to the realization that they are just as messy as boys but the dirt that they create around the house is comprised of at least 50% glitter. ~Andrew K. Keller, 2012

 

Girl, n.  A giggle with glitter on it. ~Author unknown

 

It is not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish it after the age of six. ~John W. Gardner and Francesca Gardner Reese

 

Little children, sweet and lovely
Buds from Heaven sent to earth!
Let us love them, teach them, guide them,
Fill their lives with joy and mirth…
Looking up with eyes of laughter,
Holding out their tiny hands;
Bless these little ones, oh, Master!
Precious children of all lands!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “Little Children” (1940s)

 

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there’s always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. ~Marcelene Cox, quoted in James E. Kilgore, Dr. Kilgore’s Feel Good Parenting Book, 1986

 

A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

 

If we would listen to our kids, we’d discover that they are largely self-explanatory. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

 

Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up from deep within a child. ~Joan Almon

 

There are only two things a child will share willingly — communicable diseases and his mother’s age. ~Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 1945

 

Tarry a moment to watch the chaos of a playground, crayola-colored shirts of running children, all trying out their wings. ~Dr. SunWolf, 2012 tweet, professorsunwolf.com

 

Do your kids a favor — don’t have any. ~Robert Orben

 

Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything. ~Giacomo Leopardi, Zibaldone Scelto

 

A rose can say “I love you”,
orchids can enthrall,
but a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,
yes, that says it all.
~Author Unknown

 

The vivacity of children is always charming, because it is always sincere. A grave child is a rose without fragrance. ~Anonymous, Aphorisms; or, A Glance at Human Nature, in Original Maxims, 1820

 

Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for. ~Jerry Seinfeld

 

Lady, the sun’s light to our eyes is dear,
And fair the tranquil reaches of the sea,
And flowery earth in May, and bounding waters;
And so right many fair things I might praise;
Yet nothing is so radiant and so fair
As for souls childless, with desire sore-smitten,
To see the light of babes about the house.
~Euripides

 

Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. ~Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969

 

Our genes make us immortal. ~The Secret of Life, PBS

 

I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us. ~Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

 

Women gather together to wear silly hats, eat dainty food, and forget how unresponsive their husbands are. Men gather to talk sports, eat heavy food, and forget how demanding their wives are. Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

 

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. ~Phyllis Diller

 

Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed. ~Robert Gallagher

 

Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime. ~Red Skelton

 

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. ~Kay Redfield Jamison

 

The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child. ~Joe Houldsworth

 

There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. ~Frank A. Clark

 

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. ~Edgar W. Howe

 

Children raced outside. She surveyed their trail — traces of sticky fingerprints across everything, like wee poems. ~Dr. SunWolf, 2011 tweet, professorsunwolf.com

 

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~Frederick Douglass

 

If you haven’t time to respond to a tug at your pants leg, your schedule is too crowded. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

 

Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky, stooping to watch a ladybug on a plant, sitting on a rock to watch the waves crash over the quayside — children have their own agendas and timescales. As they find out more about their world and their place in it, they work hard not to let adults hurry them. We need to hear their voices. ~Cathy Nutbrown

 

The laughing faces of children on a school playground. A thousand gifts. ~Dr. SunWolf, 2017 January 12th tweet, professorsunwolf.com

 

The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old. ~Joan Kerr, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, 1957

 

Like fruit, children are sweetest just before they turn bad. ~Terri Guillemets

 

Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and sorrow, especially about trifles, they’ll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it: little men already. ~Jean de La Bruyère, Les Caractères, 1688

 

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff

 

The child is father to the man. ~William Wordsworth

 

Little Boy film Quotes

Little Boy Quotes – Little Boy is a 2015 American war-drama film directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde. The screenplay is by Monteverde and Pepe Portillo, and the film was produced by Eduardo Verástegui and Leo Severino, edited by Joan Sobel and Fernando Villena. The film stars Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Michael Rapaport, David Henrie, Ben Chaplin, Eduardo Verástegui, Ted Levine, Abraham Benrubi, Tom Wilkinson. The title is a reference to Little Boy, the code name for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima as well as a reference to Pepper, the main character’s height. The film was co-produced by Metanoia Films and Santa Fé Films and was released on April 24, 2015, by Open Road Films. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 18, 2015 by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film received negative reviews from mainstream critics and it earned $17 million on a $20 million budget. The film was later remade in India as Tubelight starring Salman Khan in the lead role, which opened to mixed reviews.

Now we present for you quotes from little boy film. Enjoy!

Little Boy Quotes

James Busbee: Do you believe you can do this?

Pepper Flynt Busbee: Why wouldn’t God want to bring my dad back?
Fr. Crispin: I don’t know.
Pepper Flynt Busbee: But if I get enough faith, nothing’s impossible, right?

Fr. Crispin: If we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move the mountain. If we can move a mountain, nothing will be impossible for us. Not even with ending this war… and having our love one back.
Ben Eagle Narrator: [thinking of the magician he had seen] I already knew someone who could move a mountain. I wondered if the source of his powers was the mustard seed.

Pepper Flynt Busbee: I need to end the war. My dad can’t come back until it’s over.

Pepper Flynt Busbee: How could I get bigger faith?
Fr. Crispin: [slams down a large Bible and extracts a small piece of paper] The list, the ancient list. For centuries, people believe that if you do this list, it’ll make your faith powerful. This is what you have to do. Feed the hungry. Shelter the homeless. Visit those in prison. Clothe the naked.
Pepper Flynt Busbee: Naked? How is that supposed to…
Fr. Crispin: [pressing on] Visit the sick. Bury the dead. Oh, just one more thing. In order to make this list work for you, I’m gonna add one essential item.
[writing]
Pepper Flynt Busbee: “Befriend Hashimoto?” Are you crazy?
Fr. Crispin: It’s your choice, Pepper.
Pepper Flynt Busbee: What does that Jap have to do with anything?
Fr. Crispin: Everything. Your faith won’t work if you have even the slightest bit of hatred in you.
Pepper Flynt Busbee: Fine. I’ll do it, if that’s what it takes to bring my dad back.

Hashimoto: [holding Pepper’s chin] Don’t measure yourself from here to the floor. Measure yourself from here to the sky. That makes you the tallest boy in town.

[first lines]
Ben Eagle Narrator: [narrating] This is O’Hare, California. Back then it was nothing more than a sleepy fishing village, with a hill at the end of Main Street. Like you see in postcards. My story takes place on the home front, in the midst of World War II. That’s me, the little fella.
Photographer: [motioning to the youngest]
Little Boy: Closer?
Freddy Fox: [ribbing him] Stop causing trouble, you midget.
Ben Eagle Narrator: Nobody in that town liked me much.
Photographer: One, two, three.
[flash]
Ben Eagle Narrator: I was eight years old. But the story really starts the day I met my dad. My only friend. My partner.
Nurse Barbara: He’s a boy!
James Busbee: Wow! He’s so…
Nurse Barbara: What? Little?
James Busbee: Well, he’ll grow. Right?

Pepper Flynt Busbee: Why did they send you away to the camps?
Emma Busbee: Pepper, that is not the kind of question you ask.
Hashimoto: Mrs. Busbee, it’s okay. It’s simple. I have the face of the enemy. Doesn’t matter if this is my home. Doesn’t matter if I love this land, this country.

Hashimoto: So, tell me, Ollie, what happens when your imaginary friend works in his mysterious ways and his father dies?
Fr. Crispin: Then my imaginary friend will also help him through it.
Hashimoto: Tell the kid to stop. If he doesn’t, he could lose faith in himself. That’s what you should be worrying about.

Pepper Flynt Busbee: I think it was stupid of me to believe that a midget like me could bring my dad back with some stupid list.
Hashimoto: It was not stupid. It takes courage to believe. Your father would be more than proud of you. All the love you have for him was contained in that list.

[last lines]
Pepper Flynt Busbee: [upon reuniting with his dad] Partner! I got the boots you really wanted. It’s me, partner.
James Busbee: [receives the boy’s hug] Partner.

James Busbee:
Do you believe you can do this ?

Pepper Flynt Busbee:
But if I get enough faith, nothing is impossible, right?

Pepper Flynt Busbee:
How could I get bigger faith?

Pepper Flynt Busbee:
I need to end the war… then my father would come back.

Fr. Crispin:
If we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move the mountain. If we can move a mountain, nothing will be impossible for us. Not even with ending this war… and having our love one back.

Jimmy V Quotes that Inspire People

Jimmy V Quotes – James Thomas Anthony Valvano (March 10, 1946 – April 28, 1993), nicknamed Jimmy V, was an American college basketball player, coach, and broadcaster.

While the head coach at North Carolina State University, his team won the 1983 national title against improbable odds. Valvano is not only remembered for running up and down the court seemingly in disbelief and looking for someone to hug after winning the game against the heavily-favored Houston Cougars, but also for his inspirational speech ten years later at the ESPY Awards, given less than two months before his death from bone cancer.

 

After his coaching career, Valvano was a broadcaster for ESPN and ABC Sports,[15] including a stint as a sideline reporter for the inaugural season of the World League of American Football. In 1992, Valvano won a Cable ACE Award for Commentator/Analyst for NCAA basketball broadcasts. From time to time he was paired with basketball analyst Dick Vitale, dubbed the “Killer Vees”, with similar voices and exuberant styles. The two even made a cameo appearance, playing the role of professional movers (V&V Movers), on an episode of The Cosby Show.

Valvano created JTV enterprises to guide many of his entrepreneurial endeavors. He gave hundreds of motivational speeches across the country and was a featured guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman.

Jimmy V Quotes

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.

I will thank God for the day and the moment I have.

If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special. Jim Valvano

And if you see me, smile and maybe give me a hug. That’s important to me too.

I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you’re emotions going.

We need your help. I need your help. We need money for research. It may not save my life. It may save my children’s life. It may save someone you love. And it’s very important.

Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.

What enables us to achieve our greatness contains the seeds of our destruction.

Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.

People think I have courage. The courage in my family are my wife Pam, my three daughters, here, Nicole, Jamie, LeeAnn, my mom, who’s right here too.

How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it.

Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.

Time is very precious to me. I don’t know how much I have left and I have some things that I would like to say. Hopefully, at the end, I will have said something that will be important to other people too.

No matter what business you’re in, you can’t run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn’t matter how many games you’ve won.

But try if you can to support, whether it’s AIDS or the cancer foundation, so that someone else might survive, might prosper, and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease.

And I’m going to work as hard as I can… for cancer research and hopefully, maybe, we’ll have some cures and some breakthroughs. I’d like to think I’m going to fight my brains out to be back here again next year for the Arthur Ashe recipient. I want to give it next year!

I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can’t trust em.

How many people do you know who’ve had their dream come true? You’re looking at one.

I’ll also tell you that five hundred thousand people will die this year of cancer. And I’ll also tell you that one in every four will be afflicted with this disease, and yet, somehow, we seem to have put it in a little bit of the background.

Now, I look at where I am now and I know what I wanna to do. What I would like to be able to do is to spend whatever time I have left and to give, and maybe some hope to others.

I’m not happy to be here. I’m just happy to be!

I set out very calculatedly to become known. The only thing I maybe miscalculated was how easy it would be.

Now I’m fighting cancer, everybody knows that. People ask me all the time about how you go through your life and how’s your day, and nothing is changed for me.

“No matter what business you’re in, you can’t run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn’t matter how many games you’ve won.”

“And if you see me, smile and maybe give me a hug. That’s important to me too.”

“I talked about my family, my family’s so important.”

“I can’t tell you what an honor it is, to even be mentioned in the same breath with Arthur Ashe. This is something I certainly will treasure forever.”

“But try if you can to support, whether it’s AIDS or the cancer foundation, so that someone else might survive, might prosper, and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease.”

“We need your help. I need your help. We need money for research. It may not save my life. It may save my children’s life. It may save someone you love. And it’s very important.”

“Why shouldn’t I milk it? We’re an agricultural institution.” (after all his endorsement offers after North Carolina State won the NCAA Tournament)

“We win or the alumni bash in our teeth.” (explaining the dental plan at North Carolina State)

“People think I have courage. The courage in my family are my wife Pam, my three daughters, here, Nicole, Jamie, LeeAnn, my mom, who’s right here too.”

“We have a very intelligent team. I’ve had clubs that when you tell a guy to go back door, he leaves the gym. Or you tell the team you’re going to have a closed practice and eight guys don’t show up.”

“How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it.”

“The difference between Namath and me is that when you make the money he makes, they say you’re ruggedly handsome. When you make the money I make, they say you have a big nose.”(on his alleged resemblance to Joe Namath)

“Now, I look at where I am now and I know what I wanna to do. What I would like to be able to do is to spend whatever time I have left and to give, and maybe some hope to others.”

“I’m going to fight my brains out to be back here again next year for the Arthur Ashe recipient. I want to give it next year!”

“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.”

“I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can’t trust em.”

“I made a ridiculous statement when I first went to North Carolina State. I said I know basketball down there was like life or death. It was very wrong. It’s more important.”

“There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It’s up to you to decide what to do with them.”

“Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.”

“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”

“It’s so important to know where you are.”

“I will thank God for the day and the moment I have.”

“I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you’re emotions going.”

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”

“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”

My Condolences Quotes, The Expression of Sympathy

My Condolences Quotes – Condolences (from Latin con (with) + dolere (sorrow)) are an expression of sympathy to someone who is experiencing pain arising from death, deep mental anguish, or misfortune.

The use of the word “condolences”, in plural, is more common than “condolence”. The reason for this habit is unclear, but it resembles our habit to send someone our ‘regards’, ‘best wishes’, greetings’ (all plural), etc.

When individuals condole, or offer their condolences to a particular situation or person, they are offering active, conscious support of that person or activity. This is often expressed by saying, “Sorry.” Often, the English language expression “My condolences” will be in a context, such as death of a friend’s loved one, in which the one offering condolences is communicating a feeling of pity towards the unfortunate party. Expressions of condolence may also be used as sarcasm if one considers the complaining person to be exaggerating their suffering, especially when they appear to consider as tragic something that is relatively insignificant.

Condolence is not always expressed in sorrow or grievance, as it can also be used to acknowledge a fellow feeling or even a common opinion.

There are various ways of expressing condolences to the victims. Examples include donating money to the charity nominated by the person who has just died, writing in a condolences book or supporting the friends and family of the loved one by making meals and looking after them in various ways in times of need.

My Condolences Quotes

1. Am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences.

2. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are just a phone call away. My heartfelt condolences.

3. Please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.

4. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

5. May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.

6. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. We part with our beloved grandfather in pain.

7. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

8. We will never forget you. We will pray for him as he prayed for us. May God give him eternal rest.

9. You and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your father.

10. It’s terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family

11. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

12. I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.

13. I am honoured and blessed to have known your uncle. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him. My condolences.

14. Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. My most heartfelt condolences.

15. I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.

16. I will never forget his kindness. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.

17. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life.

18. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. My condolences.

19. Your father will be terribly missed. He was loved by all of us and he will be cherished in our memories forever. Our condolences.

20. Flowers and prayers go out for our dear grandfather and great-grandfather that left us too soon.

21. We are deeply saddened by your loss, may our prayers guide his soul to our Heavenly Father. Sincere condolences!

22. We are deeply saddened by the news of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

23. Mother is the most expensive being on earth. No one and nothing can fill the void created by the loss of our dear mother.

24. May the love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon you and your family during this unfortunate time. My most sincere condolences.

25. The good Lord called to her last night our beloved mother and aunt. My God rests her soul in peace.

26. I am deeply saddened by the loss of your brother. He will be truly missed and I will include him in my daily prayers.

27. We pray that the Good Lord to caress the souls of those left desolated after the tragic disappearance. Our condolences.

28. May the soul of the dearly departed rest in peace, may my prayers help guide her on her journey to our Creator.

29. Nobody can understand how hard a separation is… It remains only the eternal memory in our hearts of our dear grandmother.

30. May fond memories of your mother bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

31. When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Our most sincere condolences to you.

32. Sincere condolences to the families grieving the immeasurable loss they suffered. Please accept my condolences.

33. At this difficult time in your life, we pray that God will grant you the peace that you need to get through this. Sincere condolences!

34. Our souls are hardened of pain on hearing of the unfair disappearance, we knew, appreciated and admired! God rest his soul.

35. No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord.

36. We are deeply pained and words are of no help in expressing the sorrow we feel at this moment. Sincere condolences!

37. Please accept my heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now, God rest his soul.

38. I cannot even begin to understand what you’re going through right now, but I would like to offer my prayers and condolences.

39. We lost a great friend, but the universe received a new beautiful star. My condolences to you and your family.

40. In this tough time in your life, may our friendship, sympathy and heartfelt condolences bring you comfort.

41. Sent with love and remembrance to get through this tough time. Our most sincere condolences.

42. Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened me, but I know that this is far from what you are going through right now.

43. I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother was a great woman and she will be truly missed and will always be remembered.

44. Please accept our condolences on the passing of your sister. It was an honour to have known such a great person. Sincere condolences.

45. Remembering you and Louise in our minds and in our hearts. My condolences to you and your family.

46. May her soul rest in peace, I believe that God will accept her with open arms for all the good she has done while she was on this earth.

47. Losing someone we love is nothing easy, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in his life. My condolences.

48. Nothing is more painful in life as the separation of a jewel. God rest his soul. My most sincere condolences.

49. We join our friends with thoughts of comfort in helping them get over the immense void left behind by the loss of their beloved father.

50. His kind face remains forever in our image. You retired quietly, the same way you live in the world of good and righteous.

51. We would like to express our sorrow and condolences to you and your family. She will be a part of our prayers from now on.

52. Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

53. Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about your father’s passing. Our most sincere condolences.

54. We were coworkers of Martin. Words cannot express our sorrow. The office won’t be the same without him. Martin will be missed.

55. After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have is happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones.

56. I cannot believe you are no longer with us… I have to believe that God has bigger plans for you. Sincere condolences.

57. We are sorry for your loss. Niklas was such a great person, He will live on in our memories forever.

58. I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

59. I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences.

60. Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace!

61. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.

62. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

63. A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family.

64. Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy.

65. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Our condolences.

66. Thinking of you, at this time of loss.

67. We stand by our uncle, in a time where his beloved wife passed away.

68. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

69. No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss.

70. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. My condolences.

71. I’m always there in your hour of need. May her soul rest in peace.

72. Someone so special can never be forgotten.

73. I will be thinking of you in this moment of pain.

74. We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of “name of deceased”.

75. Remember that we love and care about you.

76. As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honouring the memory of “name of the deceased”.

77. With caring thoughts,

78. With loving memories of “name of deceased”,

79. Sent with love and remembrance,

80. We pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

81. May the memories of John Doe help you find peace.

82. We don’t know how to heal your pain but wish we could. Our most sincere condolences.

83. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

84. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

85. We will miss “name of deceased”.

86. We share comfort in knowing “name of deceased” is no longer suffering. We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you as you begin your journey without “name of deceased”.

87. Remembering you and “name of deceased” in our minds and in our hearts.

88. With thoughts of peace and courage for you,

89. We send you thoughts of peace and courage.

90. We are very saddened to hear of your loss.

91. My families hearts are with you and your family.

92. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

93. “Name of Deceased” will remain in our hearts forever.

94. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.

95. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

96. With love and hugs,

97. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about “name of deceased” death. We are here to support you in your grieving process. With sincere sympathy,

98. “Name of deceased” brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget him/her!

99. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

100. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

101. May memories of “name of deceased” and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead

102. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember “name of deceased”

103. Wishing you peace to bring comfort. courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart

104. Hold tight to memories for comfort. lean on your friends and family for strength. and always remember how much you are loved

105. Forever Remembered. Forever Missed

106. We share in this time of grief but also share in the love and memories of “name of deceased”

107. “Name of deceased” will always be within your heart and the many others that loved him/her and as close as a beautiful memory

108. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

109. Today and always. may loving memories bring you peace. comfort. and strength.

110. Keeping you close in heart and prayer for the loss of your beloved “name of deceased”

111. Our deepest sympathy

112. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort

113. Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared with “name of deceased”

114. Words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time

115. May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten

116. With love and remembrance

117. May He who knows your sorrow bring peace. comfort. and healing to your soul

118. Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of “name of deceased”. My heart is with you

119. Someone as special as “name of deceased” will never be forgotten. He/she will remain in our hearts forever

120. I pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared

121. With loving memories of “name of deceased”

122. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear. just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer

123. I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort

124. We will always cherish the beautiful memories of “name of deceased”

125. My heart is with you in your time of sorrow

126. “Name of deceased” will be greatly missed but his/her warmth. kindness. and gentle spirit will be remembered forever

127. With our love and deepest sympathy as we remember “name of deceased”

Ruby Bridges Quotes, American activist known for being the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana

Ruby Bridges Quotes – Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) is an American activist known for being the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960.

Ruby Bridges was born in Tylertown, Mississippi, to Abon and Lucille Bridges. When she was four years old, the family relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1960, when she was six years old, her parents responded to a request from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and volunteered her to participate in the integration of the New Orleans school system, even though her father was hesitant.[citation needed]

Bridges Hall is the subject of the Lori McKenna song “Ruby’s Shoes”. Her childhood struggle at William Frantz Elementary School was portrayed in the 1998 made-for-TV movie Ruby Bridges. The young Ruby Bridges was portrayed by actress Chaz Monet, and the movie also featured Lela Rochon as Ruby’s mother, Lucille “Lucy” Bridges; Michael Beach as Ruby’s father, Abon Bridges; Penelope Ann Miller as Ruby’s teacher, Mrs. Henry; and Kevin Pollak as Dr. Robert Coles.

On January 8, 2001, Bridges Hall was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Bill Clinton.

Like hundreds of thousands of others in the greater New Orleans area, Bridges Hall lost her home (in Eastern New Orleans) to the catastrophic flooding in the failure of the levee system during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

In October 2006, the Alameda Unified School District in California dedicated a new elementary school to Ruby Bridges, and issued a proclamation in her honor, and in November that year she was honored in the Anti-Defamation League’s Concert Against Hate. In 2007, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis unveiled a new exhibit documenting her life, along with the lives of Anne Frank and Ryan White.

In 2010, she had a 50th year reunion at Frantz Elementary with Pam Foreman Testroet, who, at age five, was the first white child to break the boycott that ensued from Bridges’ attendance at that school.

On July 15, 2011, Bridges met with President Barack Obama at the White House, and while viewing the Norman Rockwell painting of her on display he told her, “I think it’s fair to say that if it hadn’t been for you guys, I might not be here and we wouldn’t be looking at this together.”

On May 19, 2012, Bridges Hall received an Honorary Degree from Tulane University at the annual graduation ceremony at the Superdome.

In 2014, a statue of Bridges was unveiled in the courtyard of William Frantz Elementary School.

Ruby Bridges Quotes

 

 

Donald Trump Racist Quotes

“Our great African-American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore.”

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.”

In 1993, when Trump wanted to open a casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that would compete with one owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Nation, a local Native American tribe, he told the House subcommittee on Native American Affairs that “they don’t look like Indians to me… They don’t look like Indians to Indians.”

“When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” Kip Brown, a former employee at Trump’s Castle, told the New Yorker for a September article. “It was the eighties, I was a teen-ager, but I remember it: they put us all in the back.”

“And isn’t it funny. I’ve got black accountants at Trump Castle and Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it,” O’Donnell recalled Trump saying. “The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”

“I think the guy is lazy,” Trump said of a black employee, according to O’Donnell. “And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.”

“I have nothing against a community that’s made up of people who are Polish or Czechoslovakian or French-Canadian, or who are blacks trying to maintain the ethnic purity of their neighborhoods. This is a natural inclination on the part of the people. I don’t think government ought to deliberately try to break down an ethnically oriented neighborhood by artificially injecting into it someone from another ethnic group just to create some form of integration.”

“I love this quote. It’s from Mahatma Gandhi. He ran a gas station down in St. Louis for a couple of years. Mr. Gandhi, do you still go to the gas station? A lot of wisdom comes out of that gas station”

In a 2010 interview with journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann in which he said that Barack Obama would be successful in his Presidential thanks to being “light-skinned” and speaking “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

When taking a question from Robin Gandhi, an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska and a man of Indian descent: “You’re not a member of the Taliban are you?”

“You cannot go to a 7–11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking!”

In reference to Obama during his first campaign for president, “A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.”

Suggesting that black teenagers were, “super predators who needed to be brought to heel”.

“Blacks and Hispanics are too busy eating watermelons and tacos to learn how to read and write.”

“I give interracial couples a look. Daggers. They get uncomfortable when they see me on the street.”

“We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go.”

“Obama’s a nice person, he’s very articulate this is what’s been used against him, but he couldn’t sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.”

“I’d rather be called a nigger than a slave.”

“I think one man is just as good as another so long as he’s not a nigger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a nigger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America.”

Joel Olsteen Quotes That Make Us Chooses To Focus More On The Goodness of God

Joel Osteen Quotes – Joel Scott Osteen (born March 5, 1963) is the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, in Houston, Texas. Osteen’s televised sermons are seen by over 7 million viewers weekly and over 20 million monthly in over 100 countries. His sermons also broadcast 24 hours a day on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Channel 128. Osteen has written seven New York Times Best Sellers. He has been widely nicknamed “The Smiling Preacher”.

In 2004, his first book, Your Best Life Now, was released by Time Warner and debuted at the top of The New York Times Best Seller list. The book remained a The New York Times Best Seller for more than 200 weeks.

Joel Osteen Quotes

1) “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”

2) “Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain. If somebody is rude and inconsiderate, you can almost be certain that they have some unresolved issues inside. They have some major problems, anger, resentment, or some heartache they are trying to cope with or overcome. The last thing they need is for you to make matters worse by responding angrily.”

3) “God knows your value; He sees your potential. You may not understand everything you are going through right now. But hold your head up high, knowing that God is in control and he has a great plan and purpose for your life. Your dreams may not have turned out exactly as you’d hoped, but the bible says that God’s ways are better and higher than our ways, even when everybody else rejects you, remember, God stands before you with His arms open wide. He always accepts you. He always confirms your value. God sees your two good moves! You are His prized possession. No matter what you go through in life, no matter how many disappointments you suffer, your value in God’s eyes always remains the same. You will always be the apple of His eye. He will never give up on you, so don’t give up on yourself.”

4) “No matter how many times you get knocked down, keep getting back up. God sees your resolve. He sees your determination. And when you do everything you can do, that’s when God will step in and do what you can’t do.”

5) “Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!”

6) “When God puts love and compassion in your heart toward someone, He’s offering you an opportunity to make a difference in that person’s life. You must learn to follow that love. Don’t ignore it. Act on it. Somebody needs what you have.”

7) “It is important for a husband to understand that his words have tremendous power in his wife’s life. He needs to bless her with words. She’s given her life to love and care for him, to partner with him, to create a family together, to nurture his children. If he is always finding fault in something she’s doing, always putting her down, he will reap horrendous problems in his marriage and in his life. Moreover, many women today are depressed and feel emotionally abused because their husbands do not bless them with their words. One of the leading causes of emotional breakdowns among married women is the fact that women do not feel valued. One of the main reasons for that deficiency is because husbands are willfully or unwittingly withholding the words of approval women so desperately desire. If you want to see God do wonders in your marriage, start praising your spouse. Start appreciating and encouraging her. Every single day, a husband should tell his wife, “I love you. I appreciate you. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me.” A wife should do the same for her husband. Your relationship would improve immensely if you’d simply start speaking kind, positive words, blessing your spouse instead of cursing him or her.”

8) “Keep doing the right. God is building character in you, and you are passing that test. Remember, the greater the struggle, the greater the reward.”

9) “When you are tempted to get discouraged, remind yourself that according to God’s word, your future is getting brighter; you are on your way to a new level of glory. You may think you’ve got a long way to go, but you need to look back at how far you’ve already come. You may not be everything you want to be but atleast you can thank God that you’re not what you used to be.”

10) “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.”

11) “Quit worrying about how everything is going to turn out. Live one day at a time; better yet, make the most of this moment. It’s good to have a big – picture outlook, to set goals, to establish budgets and make plans, but if you’re always living in the future, you’re never really enjoying the present in the way God wants you to.”

12) “Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous. Stop talking to God about how big. your mountains are, and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is!”

13) “You will never change what you tolerate.”

14) “You have to learn to follow your heart. You can’t let other people pressure you into being something that you’re not. If you want God’s favor in your life, you must be the person He made you to be, not the person your boss wants you to be, not even the person your parents or your husband wants you to be. You can’t let outside expectations keep you from following your own heart.”

15) “When you face adversity, you need to remind yourself that whatever is trying to defeat you could very well be what God will use to promote you.”

16) “To live your best life now, you must learn to trust God’s timing, you may not think He’s working, but you can be sure that right now, behind the scenes, God is arranging all the pieces to come together to work out His plan for your life.”

17) “You may think there is a lot wrong with you, but there is also a lot right with you.”

18) “Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows? Maybe just like that little baby, putting your arm around somebody and letting him or her know that you care can help begin to heal that person’s heart. Maybe you can give a rescuing hug.”

19) “God wants you to have a good life, a life filled with love, joy, peace, and fulfillment. That doesn’t mean it will always be easy, but it does mean that it will always be good.”

20) “We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside.”

21) “One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful..we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine..”

22) “It’s not always easy to get over some of those bumps in the road, those disillusionments and disappointments. It’s going to take a strong will. Sometimes, it may take courage. Sometimes nothing but faith in God and say, I refuse to be trapped in the past. I’m not going to let the past destroy my future. I’m pressing on. I’m straining forward, knowing that God has great things in store for me.”

23) “It’s vital that you accept yourself and learn to be happy with who God made you to be. If you want to truly enjoy your life, you must be at peace with yourself.”

24) “If you’ll dare to take your mind off your troubles, get your mind off your own needs and, instead, seek to be a blessing to other people, God will do more for you than you could even ask or think.”

25) “It’s our faith that activates the power of God.”

26) “The bible says no man can take your joy. That means no person can make you live with a negative attitude. No circumstance, no adversity can force you to live in despair. As Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of wheelchair-bound President Franklin D. Roosevelt, often said, ‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

27) “Don’t just accept whatever comes your way in life. You were born to win; you were born for greatness; you were created to be a champion in life.”

28) “Certainly, other people can pray for you, they can believe for you, they can quote the scripture to you, but you must exercise faith for yourself. If you are always depending on somebody else to keep you happy, somebody else to encourage you or to get you out of trouble, you will live in perpetual weakness and disappointment. You must make a decision that you are going to be a believer. Take charge of your life and decide, “No matter what comes against me, I believe in God. I’m going to have a positive outlook for my life! Other people’s faith can indeed bolster yours. But your own faith will bring you a miracle much faster than anybody else’s. What you believe has a much greater impact on your life than what anybody else believes.”

29) “Crows can’t hang with eagles.”

30) “Certainly, other people can pray for you, they can believe for you, they can quote the scripture to you, but you must exercise faith for yourself. If you are always depending on somebody else to keep you happy, somebody else to encourage you or to get you out of trouble, you will live in perpetual weakness and disappointment. You must make a decision that you are going to be a believer. Take charge of your life and decide, “No matter what comes against me, I believe in God. I’m going to have a positive outlook for my life! Other people’s faith can indeed bolster yours. But your own faith will bring you a miracle much faster than anybody else’s. What you believe has a much greater impact on your life than what anybody else believes.”

31) “You may live or work around a bunch of weeds, but don’t let that stop you from blooming. Realize that your environment does not prevent you from being happy. Some people spend all their time trying to pull up all the weeds. Meanwhile, they miss much of their lives. Don’t worry about things you can’t change. You can’t change the traffic in the morning. You can’t fix everybody at work. You can’t make all your family members serve God. But you shouldn’t let that keep you from being happy. Bloom anyway and focus on the things that you can change. You can change your own attitude. You can choose to be happy right where you are.”

32) “Maybe you’ve invested a lot of time, effort, money, emotion, and energy in a relationship; you did your best to make it work out. But for some reason, things got off course. And now you feel as though you have been robbed. When we focus on or disappointments, we stop God from ringing fresh new blessing into our lives.”

33) “When you go through difficult times, make sure you pass the test. Don’t be stubborn and hardheaded. Recognize that God is refining you, knocking off some of your rough edges. Stand strong and fight the good fight of faith. God has called each of us to be champions; you are destined to win. If you will work with God and keep a good attitude, then no matter what comes against you, the bible says that all things – not just the good things in life, but all things – work together for your good.”

34) “You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people.”

35) “Love overlooks a person’s faults. That’s not always easy, but love believes the best in every person. Anybody can return evil for evil, but God wants His people to help heal wounded hearts.”

36) “You may be at a crossroads in your life. You may have issues to deal with; people you need to forgive. You can go one of the two ways. You can ignore what you now know to be true and keep burying that bitterness in your life, pushing it deeper and allowing it to poison and contaminate you and those around you. Or you can make a much better choice by getting it out in the open and asking God to help you to totally forgive and let it all go.”

37) “People of excellence go the extra mile to do what’s right.”

38) “If you know you have to wait anyway, why not make a decision to enjoy your life while you’re waiting? Why not be happy while God is in the process of changing things? After all, there’s nothing we can really do to make it happen any faster. We might as well relax and enjoy our lives, knowing that at the appointed time God is going to bring his plan to pass.”

39) “When you reach out to hurting people, that’s when God is going to make sure your needs are supplied. When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.”

40) “Many people are unhappy and are not experiencing life to its fullest because they’ve closed their hearts to compassion, they are motivated by only what they want and what they think they need. They rarely do anything for anybody else unless they have an ulterior goal in mind. They are self-involved and self-centered.”

41) “If you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.”

42) “Certainly, none of us enjoy going through struggles, but you have to understand that your struggle may be an opportunity for advancement and promotion. The very thing you are fighting against so tenaciously may be the springboard that catapults you to a new level of excellence. Your challenges may become your greatest assets.”

43) “You can take pride in yourself without comparing yourself to anybody else. If you run your race and be the best that you can be, then you can feel good about yourself.”

44) “We are set in our ways, bound by our perspectives and stuck in our thinking.”

45) “One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful; we take for granted what God has done for us. We let what once was a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to goodness, it becomes routine; it doesn’t really excite us anymore.”

46) “God will not pour fresh, creative ideas and blessing into old attitudes.”

47) “When we don’t forgive, we’re not hurting the other person. We’re not hurting the company that did us wrong. We’re not hurting God. We’re only hurting ourselves.”

48) “Your thoughts about your circumstances have you down. On the other hand, you can be in one of the biggest battles of your life, and still be filled with joy and peace and victory – if you simply learn how to choose the right thought. It’s time to think about what you’re thinking about.”

49) “You may be sitting around waiting for God to change your circumstances. Then you’re going to be happy, then your’re going to have a good attitude, then you’re going to give God praise. But God is waiting on you to get up on the inside. When you do your part, He’ll begin to change things and work supernaturally in your life.”

50) “We’ve got to give people room to have a bad day.”

51) “Certainly there are times in all of our lives when bad things happen, or things don’t turn out as we had hoped. But that’s when we we must a decision that we’re going to be happy inspite of our circumstances.”

52) “The great news is that God knows everything about you, both good and bad, and He still loves you and values you unconditionally. God does not always approve of our behavior. He is not pleased when we go against his will, and when we do, we always suffer the consequences and have to work with Him to correct our thoughts, words, actions, or attitudes. And while you should work to improve in the areas where you fall short, nothing you do will ever cause God to love you less…or more. His love is a constant you can depend on.”

53) “That’s why it is important to enjoy the journey not just the destination. In this world, we will never arrive at a place where everything is perfect and we have no more challenges. As admirable as setting goals and reaching them maybe, you can’t get so focused on accomplishing your goals that you make the mistake of not enjoying where you are right now.”

54) “God never promised that we wouldn’t have challenges. In fact, He said just the opposite. His word says, ‘Be truly glad!…these trials are only to test your faith, to see whether or not it is strong and pure…’ so if your faith remains strong after being tried in the test tube of fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day of His return.”

55) “You may think you’ve got a long way to go, but you need to look back at how far you’ve already come. You may not be everything you want to be but atleast you can thank God that you’re not what you used to be.”

56) “Don’t simply settle for what your parents had. You can go further than that. You can do more, have more, be more.”

57) “The sad truth is, if you push hard enough, and if you’re so stubborn that you must have things your way, God will sometimes allow you to undertake a project without His blessing or at the wrong time. The problem with that, of course, is when you start something in your own strength and in your own timing, you’re going to have to finish it and maintain it in your own strength.”

58) “Don’t do anything that you wouldn’t feel comfortable reading about in the newspaper the next day.” “You need to follow your own heart in light of God’s word and do what you feel is right and good for you.”

59) “God is a good God, and He gives good things to his children. No matter who has denigrated you or how much pain you’ve experienced in life, no matter how many setbacks you have suffered, you cannot allow yourself to accept that as the way life is supposed to be. No, God has better things in store for you. You must reprogram your mind with God’s word; change that negative, defeated self-image, and start seeing yourself as winning, coming out on top. Start seeing that marriage as restored. See your business as flourishing. See your children as enjoying the good things of God. You must see it through your eyes of faith, and then it will begin to happen.”

60) “If you’re not seeing God move in your life right now, one of two possibilities must be considered. Either your requests are not God’s best and will probably not be answered the way you’d like or it must not be the right time. If God were to answer that prayer the way you are hoping, it could interfere with his ideal plan for you.”

61) “The marriage partner is not really the problem. No other person can ultimately make you happy. You must learn how to be happy within yourself.”

62) “Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.”

63) “If you will lie about the little things, before long you’ll lie about bigger things.”

64) “What you keep before your eyes will affect you.”

65) “Be the one to stand out in the crowd.”

66) “Maybe you once were excited about that person God supernaturally brought into your life as a marriage partner, but now all the excitement has worn off. Don’t’ allow that sense of a miracle to slip away. Don’t get so familiar with each other that you take one another for granted.”

67) “You may think you’re getting the short end of the stick, but when it’s all said and done, God will make sure that you don’t lose anything truly valuable. Moreover, He’ll make sure you get your just reward. Your responsibility is to remain calm and peaceable even when those around you are not.”

68) “If it’s not meeting a need, turn it into a seed. Remember, we will reap what we sow. When you do good for other people, that’s when God is going to make sure that His abundant blessings overtake you.”

69) “Your best days are still out in front of you”

70) “What you receive is directly connected to what you believe”

71) “Hold on to that new, enlarge vision of victory that God has given you. Start expecting things to change in your favor. Dare to boldly declare that you are standing strong against the forces of darkness.”

72) “Sustaining faith is what sets you through those dark nights of the soul when you don’t know where to go or what to do, and it seems that you can’t last another day…but because of your faith in God, you do.”

73) “we can not prepare for defeat and expect to live a life in Victory.”

74) “Don’t think small when you pray. God has a way to bring your dreams to pass if you’ll dare to be bold enough to ask.”

75) “When you are committed to doing what’s right, you are sowing seeds for God’s blessings. You will never go wrong by taking the high road and doing more that is required.”

76) “God wants us to live consistently, He wants us to enjoy every single day of our lives.”

77) “Be a victor, not a victim.” “I’m blessed to be a blessing to someone else.”

78) “Appreciation – Learn to give flowers while people are still living”

79) “True success is when you reach back and bring somebody along with you.”

80) “God didn’t create you to be average. You were created to excel You have everything”

81) “We have to realize that our lives could be gone in a moment. There are no guarantees that we will be here at this time next year. Learn to live each day to the fullest. Don’t complain. Don’t focus on what’s wrong. Be grateful for the opportunity to experience each day.”

82) “What you tolerate you can not change”

83) “It may look impossible, but God can do the impossible. Just because you don’t see anything happening doesn’t mean God is not working”

84) “Do all you can to make your dreams come true.”