Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Company You Keep

"It's Better To Be Alone Than In the Wrong Company"

Tell me who your best friends are,
and I will tell you who you are

If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl.

But, if you associate with eagles
you will learn how to soar to great heights.

A mirror reflects a man's face,
but what he is really like is shown by the kinds of friends he chooses.

The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom
you closely associate - for the good and the bad.

The less you associate with some people,
the more your life will improve.

Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others,
it increases your mediocrity.

An important attribute in successful people is
their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people.

As you grow, your associates will change.

Some of your friends will not want you to go on.

They will want you to stay where they are.

Friends that don't help you climb will help you to crawl.

Your friends will choke your vision or stretch your dreams.

Those that don't increase you will eventually decrease you.

Consider this:
Never receive counsel from unproductive people.

Never discuss your problems with someone incapable
of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves
are always first to tell you how.

Not everyone has a right to speak into your life.

You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when
you exchange ideas with the wrong person.

Don't follow anyone who's not going anywhere.

With some people you spend an evening:
With others you invest it.

Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions
along the road of life.

Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships.

Happy moments? Praise God.

Difficult moments? Seek God.

Quiet moments? Worship God.

Painful moments? Trust God.

Every moment? Thank God.


Joice said...

Jackie Jack Jack

You know I love quotes/proverbs.

Loved them all cause they all so true.


Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

well written
well said
and more importantly
the truth

Dana said...

Loved it!! =) Thanks for sharing!!

1/3 of what I used to be said...

Loved every sentence of this!

Mizrepresent said...

Standing up and praising! This is so on point lady! I applaud and adhere!

Anonymous said...

Amen to all of that that sista!

:::Marcus LANGFORD:::

Mizrepresent said...
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Jon Watts said...

That's wonderful.

Your spirit shines brightly!

I was pondering some issues of association, and randomly picked your post.

Maybe it wasn't so random...

Thank you.

Jon Watts

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