Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Lawrence G. Lovasik

American Author and Catholic Priest

"Any fool can try to defend his mistakes - and most fools do - but it gives one a feeling of nobility to admit one's mistakes. By fighting, you never get enough, but by yielding, you get more than you expected."

"Have you noticed in your past experience that your kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one?"

"Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world. "

"Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give. "

"Cheerfulness is a very great help in fostering the virtue of charity. Cheerfulness itself is a virtue."

"Do not take yourself too seriously. You have to learn not to be dismayed at making mistakes. No human being can avoid failures."

"Only a kind person is able to judge another justly and to make allowances for his weaknesses. A kind eye, while recognizing defects, sees beyond them. "

"Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly."

"Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime! "