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A Stroll in the Garden

“Grace, like water flows to the lowest part.” – Philip Yancey

Gooseneck Loosestrife

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 “Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.” – Dwight Lyman Moody

Rose

 “Grace is the very opposite of merit… Grace is not only undeserved favor, but it is favor, shown to the one who has deserved the very opposite.” – Harry Ironside

Geum

“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.” – Aristotle

Zucchini

“Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Phlox

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. -Victor Hugo

Hosta

For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. -Elie Wiesel

Purple Coneflower

Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason. -Pope Francis

Phlox

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. -Denis Waitley

Phlox

Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. -William Hazlitt

Sea Holly

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. -Anne Lamott

Sea Holly

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner. -Charles Caleb Colton

Liatris/Gayfeather

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring. -Marlene Dietrich

Liatris/Gayfeather

“Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; ‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.” – John Newton

Black Cohosh

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A Stroll in the Garden

 

Ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right before God will bring forth extraordinary results. -David A. Bednar

Phlox

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Lily

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. -Samuel Johnson

Lily

For dreams to come true, it requires diligence. Believing is the most important thing! -Yunho

Lily

“The natural consequence of diligence and persistence is competence and success.” ― Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty ‘n’ Worthy African Proverbs – Volume 1

Lily

Diligence overcomes difficulties; sloth makes them. -Benjamin Franklin

Lily

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. -Arnold Palmer

Lily

Diligence is not easy, but we can’t reach our goals without it. -Henry Cloud

Thyme

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. -Abigail Adams

Thyme

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. -Confucius

Lavender

Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better. -John Carmack

Sea Holly

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A Stroll in the Garden

 

“Life is a gift, and i try to respond with grace and courtesy” -Maya Angelou

Sea Holly

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Sea Holly

Don’t flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Sea Holly

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man’s cruelty and baseness. -Bryant H. McGill

Phlox

The true greatness of a person, in my view, is evident in the way he or she treats those with whom courtesy and kindness are not required. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Phlox

No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy. -Bryant H. McGill

Phlox

Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with. -John Wanamaker

Yucca

The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Yucca

Whatever happened to courtesy? What can be so urgent that you have to look down at your phone in the middle of a dinner conversation with people who matter to you? You can’t wait five minutes before staring at your phone? -Martin Cooper

Hollyhock

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. -Saint Basil

Liatris Gayfeather

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. -Henry Clay

Love In A Mist

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. -Jacques Maritain

Coral Bells

I’ve met the Queen a couple of times, and she’s been delightful. In fact, I often find myself thinking: ‘What would the Queen do in this situation? Write a thank-you note? Yes, I’ll do that.’ She’s all about courtesy. -Jools Holland

Monkshood

Courtesy should be a continuous action, not something to be turned on and off like a faucet. -Anonymous

Monkshood

The grace of God is courtesy. -Hilaire Belloc

Gooseneck Loosestrife

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A Stroll in the Garden

It’s not about the resources you have available. It’s about the resourcefulness you have within you. -Tony Robbins

Cornflower/Batchelor Button

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Cornflower/Batchelor Button

The amount of satisfaction you get from life depends largely on your own ingenuity, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness. People who wait around for life to supply their satisfaction usually find boredom instead. -William C. Menninger

Spirea

However desperate the situation and circumstances, don’t despair. When there is everything to fear, be unafraid. When surrounded by dangers, fear none of them. When without resources, depend on resourcefulness. When surprised, take the enemy by surprise. -Sun Tzu

Spirea

Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness. -Naomi Wolf

Lavender

…as your father, my instinct is to protect you … Other people will want to protect you too. But remember that you are not a damsel in distress, waiting for some prince to rescue you. Forget the prince. With your brain and your resourcefulness, you can rescue yourself. -Brad Meltzer

Fireweed

When you agree to collaborate, you agree to jump off a cliff holding hands with everyone, hoping the resourcefulness of each will insure that you all land on your feet. -Frank Gehry

Snapdragon

A very good case can be made, on moral as well as economic grounds, for a system in which the individual is required to stand on his own feet, not to lean on the state for handouts. Character, resourcefulness, capacity are formed and developed in struggle with obstacles, not in waiting passively for benefits from outside. -William Henry Chamberlin

Yucca

Westerns aren’t about the gunfight, even though it has to be there at one point. It’s not what they’re about, at least the good ones. It’s about the drama. It’s about the resourcefulness of men and women. -Kevin Costner

Yucca

I have always loved and avidly read the novels of Jack London, Jules Verne and Ernest Hemingway. The characters depicted in their books, who are brave and resourceful people embarking on exciting adventures, definitely shaped my inner self and nourished my love for the outdoors. -Vladimir Putin

Monkshood

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A Stroll in the Garden

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones. -John Lennon

Chocolate Jenny

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Chocolate Jenny

Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people. -Warren Buffett

Creeping Groundcover

Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying. -Fred Rogers

Creeping Groundcover

There is one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says ‘yes’, you know he is crooked. -Groucho Marx

Larkspur

When you face a choice between being polite and being honest, err on the side of the truth. It’s better to be disliked but respected than to be liked but disrespected. In the long run, the people we trust the most are those who have the courage to be sincere. -Adam Grant

Larkspur

Authenticity is powerful because it is, by definition, impossible to fake. To lead an authentic life is to lead a truly honest life. -Ed Latimore

St. John's Wort

The good I stand on is my truth and honesty. -William Shakespeare

St. John's Wort

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. -Kent M. Keith

Squash

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Spirea

Honesty is telling the truth to ourselves and others. Integrity is living that truth. -Kenneth H. Blanchard

Spirea

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