Wit and Wisdom of Pastor Sterling
Welcome! We encourage you to visit our other quote pages and follow the links to other inspirational material on our web site. While living in Sterling, AK, I invented the fictitious Pastor Sterling and his sayings. Below are some of those sayings.
Everybody wants to play
first violin but the harmony comes from the second violin.
The gossip is like a leaky picture - neither of them can hold anything.
Learn to do your best when no one is looking, 'cause if you don't,
you'll never know if you did your best when someone was looking.
A fool is like a bad wagon wheel because they both make a lot of noise and don't say anything.
It's easier to be against something than to be for something.
The trouble with being lazy is that you travel so slow that poverty soon overtakes you.
Tough times can destroy our dreams but tough people don't quit because tough times don't last.
A lazy man is bad enough but what is worse is a lazy mind.
The most effective way to use a hammer is to hit the nail on the head until
it's all the way in! (Reference to Bible as a hammer - Jeremiah 23:29)
Bad habits are easier prevented than broken.
Often a lazy person is a very smart person because he knows the right time to look busy.
Falling down doesn't make you a failure but not getting up does.
It's bad enough that a man who knows everything is always in a peck of trouble.
What makes matters worse is that he isn't smart enough to ask for help.
Courage's foundation is a holy fear that produces obedience in life's darkest hours
because we can trust God.
Fear of unpleasant circumstances often keeps us from swiftly dealing with problems.
No matter how unpleasant these consequences maybe,
they are miniscule when compared to the consequences that arise from putting off dealing with a problem.
It takes courage to admit our faults and deal with them.
While we fear being transparent, dealing with our faults increases our effectiveness
in proportion to our willingness to deal with our faults.
Do it right the first time, it saves time and embarrassment.
Being in a hurry doesn’t make things happen any faster, so slow down and enjoy the going.
There is so much to see and hear.
If a man does something foolish, the test of his wisdom is his ability to recognize
his foolishness and turn from it.
When playing chess, my opponent so carefully disguises his plan of attack
that his announcement of checkmate surprises only me.
(On Satan's Tactics)
06/27/2012 08:13 PM -0500