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THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS (USMC) DEVOTIONAL FIELD BOOK
Forgetfulness is a virtue only when you forget the grievances you have against other people.
One asks, what will happen to me? Another, what is right? And this is the difference between the slave and the free man.
God gave us imaginations to compensate for what we aren't and a sense of humor to console us for what we are.
Live with men as if God saw you; converse with God as if men heard you.
Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
A bad habit is first a caller, then a guest, and at last a master.
Hatred is like an acid; it can do more damage to the container in which it is stored that to the object on which it is poured.
Home is the definition of what I am and who I am.
There is no end to the good which one can do if he does not care who gets the credit.
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Thomas A. Kempis
He who cannot laugh at himself appears ridiculous.
Dr. Harry T. McGehee
The trouble with most people these days is that they want to reach the Promised Land without going through the wilderness.
No man is free until he's free from the fear of death.
Martin Luther King
I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Stephen Greenlet
The longest journey is the journey inward.
After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.
The secret of life is not to do what one likes, but to try to like what one has to do.
Dinah M. Craik
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
Life is like an onion, you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping stone in the pathway of the strong.
Lives are made of chapters; after one is written it cannot be revised, but we can write a new chapter with each new day.
Life is like a camel. You can make it do anything except back up.