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.”
The best way to get praise is to die. - Italian Proverb
Human kind cannot bear very much reality. - T S Eliot
I will praise any man that will praise me. - William Shakespeare
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise. - St. Augustine
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
Thanks, Darth Obvious. Or is it Emperor Palpable? - Chuck Wendig
I'd rather write about polar bears than people. - Mary Oliver
Every survival kit should include a sense of humor. - Unknown
It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame. - Thomas Fuller
I bear no grudges. I have a mind that retains nothing. - Bette Midler
We come not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. - Francis A Walker
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. - Plutarch
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
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. - Stephen Hawking
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
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. - Unknown
The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear. - Josh Billins
It's not the bulls or the bears you need to avoid, it's the bum steers. - Chuck Hillis
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. - Oprah Winfrey
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. - Bertrand Russell
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
Your majesty, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and Madame Houde thanks you from her bottom too. - Camillein Houde
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those that will never happen. - James Russell Lowell
Drunk Man: "I can't bear fools."
Dorothy Parker: "Apparently your mother could." - Dorothy Parker
We deem those happy who, from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills, without being overcome by them. - Juvenal
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
Even if my strength should fail, my daring will win me praise: in might enterprises even the will to succeed is enough. - Propertius
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
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
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
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