If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.
Every man at some point in his life needs to be tested so he can find out if he’s a righteous man or an indifferent one.
True love is tested when betrayed.
Rather than swallowing our pride and simply asking what we do not know, we choose to fill in the blanks ourselves and later become humbled. Wisdom was often, in its youth, proven foolish, and ones humiliated were meant to become wise.
When spontaneous demoralizing thoughts seep into your conscience, don’t trip…allowing them to fester. These are random tests of your conviction and determination. Large or small, your reaction to such intrusions is a defining moment for which no one else, but you, can mitigate.
Wisdom is nothing more than confirmed imagination: just because one did not study for his exam does not mean that he should leave it blank.
Math test tomorrow.
Complete lack of preparation for test.
Life is a test. It was designed to be so. It is where we taste the bitter and the sweet; where we feel pain and pleasure; where we learn right from wrong; where we pass through both darkness and light. It is a time to make choices. And through this process we form our characters-some grand and glorious, some barely decent, and others just plain monstrous.
THE NAKED HEART
From womb to tomb,
There came and went –
Poor or rich,
You will die with
All the wealth you harvest
In the living,
Will go to others when you are dead.
But the true test of a lion of God –
Is to keep giving with your own hands,
Before you rest in your final bed.
I’ve figured out why they call it a trial. Because you try all you can to pull through it.