Lawrence G Lovasik Quotes (19 quotations)

1. ...try to understand that there is more thoughtlessness than malice in the world. People are not out to offend you deliberately and maliciously. But all of us are thoughtless at times and do not readily realize that our words and actions are going to hurt people. - Lawrence G Lovasik

2. A gentleman has his eyes on all those present; he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent. - Lawrence G Lovasik

3. A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility. - Lawrence G Lovasik

4. Cheerfulness is a very great help in fostering the virtue of charity. Cheerfulness itself is a virtue. - Lawrence G Lovasik

5. Do not take yourself too seriously. You have to learn not to be dismayed at making mistakes. No human being can avoid failures. - Lawrence G Lovasik

6. Have you noticed in your past experience that your kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one? - Lawrence G Lovasik

7. If, when you charged a person with his faults, you credited him with his virtues too, you would probably like everybody. - Lawrence G Lovasik

8. Irritability is immaturity of character. If you are subject to being cross and unpleasant with others for no apparent reason, you need to come face-to-face with the fact that you are thinking too much of yourself. After all, your feelings are not the most important thing in this world. - Lawrence G Lovasik

9. It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things. - Lawrence G Lovasik

10. 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. - Lawrence G Lovasik

11. Love rejoices in good wherever it finds it; envy is pained by good, and the sight of the happiness of others hurts the eyes and the heart of the envious man. Love wishes to give; envy would rather receive. Love creates; envy destroys. Love builds up; envy pulls down. Love helps those in need, comforts the afflicted, and strives to turn all that is evil into good; envy would turn the little happiness to be found in this world into evil, sorrow, and pain. - Lawrence G Lovasik

12. Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give. So get used to smiling heart-warming smiles, and you will spread sunshine in a sometimes dreary world. - Lawrence G Lovasik

13. One way of getting along with people is the ability to give in. Strength of character means the ability to give in to others from motives of love, kindness, and humility, and to do so gracefully, when no sin is involved. It also means the ability to stand on principle, and not to give in, when sin is involved. - Lawrence G Lovasik

14. 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. - Lawrence G Lovasik

15. Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly. - Lawrence G Lovasik

16. The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another's defects, and the bearing of one another's burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society. - Lawrence G Lovasik

17. To be outspoken when truth is under attack, when charity is being bruise, or when important issues of life are at stake is a good and courageous thing. To be outspoken when nothing is at stake except the feelings of someone else is a small and contemptible thing. - Lawrence G Lovasik

18. 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! - Lawrence G Lovasik

19. You are just as capable of making a mistake as anyone else. By insisting too eagerly upon a small right, you may turn it into a wrong against yourself and also against your neighbor. - Lawrence G Lovasik

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