Jack loved to hunt. Every winter he went out with his friends on the weekends looking for
bear. One weekend, he couldn’t find a friend to go with, so he went out into the
In the middle of a forest, he was taking a break when suddenly he was confronted
by the largest, meanest looking bear he had ever seen. In his fear, all attempts
to shoot the bear were unsuccessful.
Finally, he turned and ran as fast as he could in a vain attempt to outrun the bear. Jack ran and ran and ran, until he ended up at the edge of a very steep cliff. His hopes were dim.
Seeing no way out of his predicament, and with the bear closing in rather
quickly, Jack got down on his knees, opened his arms, and exclaimed, “Dear Lord!
Please give this bear some *religion*!”
The skies darkened and there was lightning in the air. Just a few feet short of
Jack, the bear came to an abrupt stop, and glanced around, somewhat confused. He
seemed to have become very calm and friendly...
Suddenly, the bear looked up into the sky, put his paws together, bent his head and said, “Thank you, Lord, for the food I am about to receive.”
damn with faint praise - Alexander Pope
The best way to get praise is to die. - Italian Proverb
Praise the ripe field, not the green corn. - Unknown
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise. - St. Augustine
Survival is a major contributor to longevity. - Unknown
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing. - Unknown
A puff of wind and popular praise weigh the same. - English Proverb
Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival. - Aung San Suu Kyi
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. - W Somerset Maugham
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. - St. Ambrose
I bear no grudges. I have a mind that retains nothing. - Bette Midler
A classic is a book which people praise and don't read. - Mark Twain
We come not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. - Francis A Walker
It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them. - Jean Paul Richter
For all that has been - thanks.
For all that will be - yes. - Dag Hammarskjold
We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for. - Unknown
Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear. - Marcus Aurelius
Most people would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. - Unknown
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
The silence of a man who loves to praise is a censure sufficiently severe. - Charlotte Lennox
Thanks to this man I've gone from over-the-counter to over-the-barrel. - Unknown
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. - Unknown
It's not the bulls or the bears you need to avoid, it's the bum steers. - Chuck Hillis
To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. - John Milton
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. - Oprah Winfrey
Thanks you for being a part of my life, whether you were a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime. - Unknown
Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands. - Bible
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. - Doug Larson
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. - Aristotle
A word of encouragement during failure is worth more than a dictionary of praise following success. - Unknown
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one. - John Wooden
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those that will never happen. - James Russell Lowell
So long as men praise you, you can only be sure that you are not yet on your own true path but on someone else's. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. - I Thessalonians 5:16-18
If you think that praise is due, now's the time to show it, 'cause a man can't read his tombstone when he's dead. - Unknown
When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me? - Bible
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. - Henry David Thoreau
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C S Lewis
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding. - Joseph Addison
If you think that nobility consists of having sixteen ancestors rather than merit, great Prince, then you may - and you may also praise or condemn me. - Franz Grillparzer
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