Pocket Wisdom

A collection of Quotes and Wise words by Chaplain Stephen:

**I pray that by reading through, you find encouragement, be renewed, find your meaning and purpose for living**

  1. Born once you die twice born twice, you die once.
  2. He who makes provision for this life, but does not make provision for the life that s to come, is wise for now but a fool forever.
  3. Forgiving others is one of the greatest, most difficult human tasks we partake. It requires nothing less than supernatural reliance on God’s Power; who freely forgives us.
  4. Whenever you feel like quitting, just giving up, WATCH SOME ANTS!
  5. Ants never quit. If they’re headed somewhere and you try to stop them; they’ll look for another way. They’ll climb over, they’ll climb under, and they’ll climb around. They keep looking for another way. What a neat philosophy, to never quit looking for a way to get where you’re supposed to go.
  6. Never give up! There’s always another move!
  7. There’s only one way to avoid criticism – do nothing, say nothing and be nothing – Aristotle
  8. Time is free, but a priceless treasure. We can’t own it, but can make good/bad use of it. We cannot keep it, but can spend it well/unwell. But one thing is certain: However, spent, it can never come back to us.
  9. “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” ~ Aristotle
  10. If you think you know, think also that you may not know.
  11. Love brings great walls down; love opens wide gates of steel. Love makes hard hearts tender & sad faces to smile. Love is the best gift we can give; love is the best gift that God has given us.
  12. Forgiveness is the most bitter pill to take (especially when wronged), but the best healing pill when taken. Good to forgive & ask for forgiveness; for God to forgive us too.
  13. For us to enjoy daily peace and joy in our lives, we must first experience peace with God; because joy and peace come from being in right relationship with God.
  14. Having a God given vision and pursuing it is the full duty of man.
  15. The value of a product is hardly recognized by the person with limited knowledge or appreciation. Even a large diamond may look like a blob of useless glass to the untrained eye, but it is a brilliant, sparkling, priceless gem to the connoisseur(expert).
  16. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. But patience, positive attitude & perseverance are required before the dream can come to pass. When the storms are over, finally a spring appears.
  17. When everything is going our way, patience is easy to demonstrate. The true test of patience comes when our rights are violated—when another car cuts us off in traffic; when we are treated unfairly.
  18. The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination. ~Tommy Lasorda
  1. Make good use of every opportunity by serving God & humanity. Chances are, it will never come back.
  2. Students mere presence in class is no guarantee that students really want to learn (Mastery /Performance Goals); it’s only a sign that students live in a society requiring people to attend school (Intrinsic/Extrinsic Motivation).
  3. If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
  4. You were born an original. Don t die a copy. John Mason
  5. When a man satisfies only the body and ignores the spirit, he is bound to be frustrated. He is bound to yearn for that which is still missing. That is why people who are rich, famous and popular are often still unhappy and unfulfilled.
  6. It is a tragic thing to celebrate the Savior but not recognize Him for who He is.
  7. We have a constant amount of time, no matter what we do; the challenge we face is to manage ourselves. To be effective managers of ourselves, we must organize and execute around priorities. We don’t manage time. We can only I manage ourselves.
  8. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune – Jim Rohn.
  9. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. –Erma Bombeck
  10. Give a man a word from God and he’s inspired for a day; teach a man to hear from God and he’s inspired for a lifetime.
  11. You do not need to bring life to the Scriptures, you draw life from the Scriptures – Charles Spurgeon
  12. If God calls a man to work, He will be with him in that work, and he will succeed no matter what the obstacles may be. – D.L. Moody
  13. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain
  14. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh
  15. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller
  16. Praying is not a substitute to obedience.
  17. We are now moving at double the speed of sound and half the speed of sense.
  18. The most undeveloped territory lies just behind your hat.
  19. You are never fully dressed until you put on a smile.
  20. A smile adds much value to the face.
  21. Smiles are not bought in the beauty shop.
  22. Parents with brilliant children believe in hereditary.
  23. Modern paintings are like women, if you try to understand them, you will never enjoy them.
  24. A woman’s wok is never done especially if the wife tells the husband to do it.
  25. There are many roads to success, but they are all uphill.
  26. Don’t just be active, but also effective.
  27. Don’t just grow old, but also grow up.
  28. He who removes a big mountain starts by carrying small stones.
  29. The person who uses the loudest voice in an argument, usually has the weakest point.
  30. Truth needs no crutches; if it limps it’s a lie.
  31. If you meet a fellow who claims that he descended from a monkey, don’t argue with him – because after all, he knows his family better than you do.
  32. When driving your car, watch the car that is behind the car in front of you.
  33. If your efficiency doesn’t have Christ sufficiency, it will result in deficiency.
  34. My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
  35. If you use hit or miss method, you will usually miss.
  36. If you want to accomplish many things, then do one thing at a time.
  37. Don’t believe in half-truths, because you can get the wrong half.
  38. The difference between a fool and a wise person is that the wise person learns something from his mistakes.
  39. Some men don’t grow up, but only exchange toys.
  40. We should show patience to others, just the same way we are patient waiting for a fish to bit.
  41. Attempt great things for God and expect great things from God.
  42. Women tears are the most precious water known on earth.
  43. If the relationship that was there between you and God is no longer there, you need not to guess who moved.
  44. Since the time I married, I have never attempted to look through the key hole.
  45. The Bible is tomorrow’s newspaper.
  46. If you do not want to get the fruits of sin, then keep off the devil’s orchard.
  47. You cannot kill time without injuring the eternity.
  48. The pleasures of sin are for a season, but the fruits are for eternity.
  49. There is a mighty GO in the word gospel.
  50. He who provides for this life, but makes no provision for eternity is wise for a moment, but a fool forever.
  51. We humans make provision for this life as if it would never end, and we make provision for the life to come, as if it would never begin.
  52. If you find a path with no obstacles – it’s probably a path that doesn’t lead anywhere.
  53. You cannot reduce by talking about it. You have to keep your mouth shut!
  54. You may fool all the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.
  55. It is one thing to be active in your work for the Lord – quite another thing to be effective.
  56. You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him.
  57. It is easy enough to be pleasant when everything goes like a song; but the man worthwhile is the man who can smile when everything goes dead wrong.
  58. When life knocks you down to your knees, you are in a perfect position to pray.
  59. Most of us would get along well if we used the advice we give others.
  60. I don’t think that I should drink, for when I drink, I don’t think.
  61. Men and pins are useless when they lose their heads.
  62. People are funny! Everyone wants to live a long time, but no one wants to get old!
  63. The anger of a good man lasts an instant; that of a meddler two hours; that of a baseman, a day and night; and that of a great sinner, until death.
  64. “To God be the glory” – Should be out theme, our motto, our purpose and our goal.
  65. Striking while the iron is hot is ok, but don’t strike while the head is hot.
  66. Never argue with the doctor – he has inside information.
  67. Don’t be a could because you failed to become a star.
  68. Don’t be discouraged – usually, it’s the last key in the bunch that opens the door.
  69. I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered more, had I been understood.
  70. Don’t give anyone a piece of your mind – you need it all yourself!
  71. A driver is safest when the roads are dry, but the road is safest when the driver is dry.
  72. Born once – you die twice; born twice – you die once.
  73. Many people when they run into a telephone pole blame the pole!
  74. A Bible in the hand is worth twice in the shelf.
  75. Other books have been written for our information. The Bible was written for our transformation.
  76. A Knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without a knowledge of the Bible.
  77. God cannot open the windows of heaven for the one who keeps his Bible shut.
  78. Most people are bothered by passages in the Bible which they cannot understand. As for me, the passages in the Bible which trouble me most are those I do understand.
  79. Show me a man who has a clean unspotted Bible and I will show you a man with an unclean heart. But show me a man who has a soiled Bible, and I will show you a man with a clean heart.
  80. The Bible – know it in your head; stow it in your heart, sow it in the world and show it in your life.
  81. If life gives you a lemon, just make it lemonade.
  82. Many men who put antiknock in their cars, ought to take a dose of it themselves.
  83. No one ever regretted of being a Christian on his death bed.
  84. Many, who expect to be saved in the eleventh hour, die at ten thirty.
  85. Men don’t reject the Bible because it contradicts itself, but because it contradicts them.
  86. The Bible is like a lion – it needs no defence. Let it out of its cage, and it will defend itself.
  87. Study the Bible to be wise, believe the Bible to be saved, and practise the Bible to be Holy.
  88. The bread of life never becomes stale.
  89. We only really believe as much of the Bible as we practice.
  90. Calvary is God’s blood bank for a sick world.
  91. Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared, but only men of character are trusted.
  92. Building boys is better than mending men.
  93. When adults act like children, they are silly. When children act like adults, they are delinquents.
  94. What kind of a Church would my Church be if all its members were just like me?
  95. Some Churches are certainly sound – sound asleep!
  96. God put the Church in the world; Satan seeks to put the world in the Church.
  97. It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.
  98. Remember, when you point your finger accusingly at someone else, you have three fingers pointing at yourself.
  99. Stand for something – or you will fall for anything.
  100. If you can’t get what you like, why not try to like what you get?
  101. What counts most is not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
  102. An ideal Church would have members who: Enjoy their faith like the Pentecostals; are proud of their Church like the Baptists; are faithful to the Church like the Lutherans; finance it like the Christian Reformed; are sure of it like the Presbyterians; propagate it like the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and who work for it like Jehovah’s Witness.
  103. At Christmas, most parents spend more money on their children than they did on the honeymoon that started it all.
  104. Our experts, scientists, researchers and politicians have gone to a lot of trouble to improve everything except people.
  105. God does not comfort us to make us comfortable, but to make us comforters.
  106. Christianity is like a nail – the more it is hit, the deeper it goes.
  107. Common sense is just about the most uncommon thing there is.
  108. Blessed is he who will work as a member of the committee of which he really wanted to be the chairman.
  109. God has given me the ministry of comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.
  110. Don’t stay away from worship services because the Church is not perfect. Think how lonesome you’d be in a perfect Church.
  111. I have resolved never to do anything that I’d be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life.
  112. There is no such thing as failure inside the will of God. There is no such thing as real success outside the will of God.
  113. Men who try something and fail are definitely better than those who try nothing and succeed.
  114. There is no failure more complete than the so called success that leaves God out of the project.
  115. Failures are divided into two categories – those who thought and never did it, and those who did and never thought.
  116. The world says, “Seeing is believing”, faith says, “believing is seeing!”
  117. Go as far as you can see. When you get there, you can see further.
  118. Little faith will bring us to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to us.
  119. Since the coming of TVs, we no longer have family circles – we’ve semicircles.
  120. The family that PRAYS together STAYS together.

The family that TALKS together WALKS together.

The family that SINGS together CLINGS together.

  1. There are 3 ways we can get together:

First, we can be like popcorn in a popper and explode at each other.

Second, we can be like ice cubes in a refrigerator and freeze together.

Third, we can be like a box of chocolate in the summer sun and melt together.

  1. Many people would not have such fat wallets if they removed their credit cards.
  2. You must be melted before you can be moulded.
  3. “Lord, I want to throw myself blindfolded into thy care”
  4. Faith ends where worry begins and worry ends where faith begins.
  5. There is a great difference between worry and concern.
  6. Worry frets about a problem, concern solves the problem.
  7. The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
  8. Those who joyfully leave everything in God’s hand will eventually see God’s hand in everything.
  9. Every tomorrow has two handles. We may take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or we can take hold of it by the handle of faith.
  10. No work is as wearisome as doing nothing.
  11. Plan your work – then work your plan.
  12. For heaven’s sake, what on earth are you doing?
  13. The Church is full of willing people – some are willing to work, and the others are willing to let them.
  14. It is better to say, “This one thing I do”, than to say, “These forty things I dabble in”.
  15. After all is said and done, there is much more said than done.
  16. I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.
  17. Many people avoid discovering the secret of success, because deep down they suspect the secret may be – hard work.
  18. He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
  19. It is good to be wise and wise to be good.
  20. A man is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
  21. You should never criticize your wife’s judgement – look who she decided to marry!
  22. A good woman inspires a man, a brilliant woman interests a man, a beautiful woman fascinates a man; but it is the sympathetic woman who gets him.
  23. A wise man thinks what he says; a fool says what he thinks.
  24. Cold hearted intellectualism and hot headed ignorance are both damaging to the cause of Christ.
  25. When a man becomes wealthy, the important question is: “Will God gain fortune or lose a man?”
  26. A man’s bank account doesn’t indicate whether he is rich or poor. It is the heart that makes a man rich.
  27. There are two kinds of people who never amount to much; those who can’t do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else.
  28. There can be no victories without battles; no peaks without valleys; and roses without thorns.
  29. The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.
  30. God’s love does not always keep us from trials, but it is a love that always keeps us through trials.
  31. The brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks and the stones.
  32. Be confident of this – If God sends you on stony paths, he’ll provide you with strong shoes.
  33. Nothing shows more accuracy what kind of a Christian we really are than the way in which we meet trials and difficulties.
  34. Let’s learn lesson from tea. It shows its real worth when in hot water.
  35. We are God’s jewels. Often God exhibits his jewels on a dark background, so they will shine more brightly.
  36. There are very few gains without pains, and very few triumphs without trials. There is no sunshine without shadows.
  37. One may have false teeth, but let everyone have a true heart.
  38. A sharp tongue is no indication of a keen mind.
  39. The most untameable thing in the world has its den just back of your teeth.
  40. The only bit that will bridle the tongue is a little bit of love.
  41. We can read some people like a book, but we can’t shut them up easily.
  42. A closed mouth doesn’t catch flies.
  43. Do be careful, remember the tongue is in a wet place and it’s apt to slip.
  44. So often the screw that gets lose in a person’s head is the one that holds the tongue in place.
  45. The best preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today.
  46. You wake up in the morning and lo, your purse is magically filled with a treasure of 24 hours. It’s yours – a priceless possession. No one can take it from you and no one receives either more or less than you receive.
  47. You are not what you think you are, but what you think, you are.
  48. You cannot stop people from thinking; the job is to get some started.
  49. When you stop to think, don’t forget to start again.
  50. Some people become lost in thoughts because it is such an unfamiliar territory to them.
  51. You can do better than you think;

You can do better if you think;

You can do better – don’t you think?

  1. If we take time to think more, we will undoubtedly thank more.
  2. When you meet temptations, always turn to the right.
  3. When you leave temptations, be sure you don’t leave a forwarding address.
  4. A temper is a valuable possession, so don’t lose it.
  5. When our eyes are washed with tears, they can better see the invisible land where there shall be no ore tears.
  6. Strong men are those who can be brought to tears by God’s love.
  7. If you speak your mind, then mind how you speak.
  8. The more often you lose your temper, the more you have it.
  9. The most boring people I have met are those who ca think of nothing to talk about and do it.
  10. The trouble with a fellow who talks too fast is that he’s apt to say things he hasn’t even thought of yet.
  11. If some of us practised all we preach, we would work our fool selves to death.
  12. We must never be silent when we ought to speak. We must never speak when we ought to be silent.
  13. As a man grows wiser, he talks less and says more.
  14. There is a vast difference between having to say something and having something to say.
  15. No doctor is a good doctor who has never been ill himself.
  16. Behind every successful man stand a loyal wife and a surprised mother in law.
  17. Those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how.
  18. Remember success comes in “cans”, failure comes in “cant’s”.
  19. Most of us would rather be ruined by flattery than to be benefitted by criticism.
  20. If you want to get a true estimate of a man, observe what he does when he has nothing to do.
  21. Success is not attained by lying awake at night, but by staying awake in the day time.
  22. A valuable measure of success or failure is whether the tough problem you are facing is the same you had a year ago.
  23. Tough times never last – but tough people do.
  24. Be like a postage stamp – it sticks to one thing until it gets the job done!
  25. Give according to your income, lest God make your income according to your giving.
  26. You cannot out give God.
  27. I have held many things in my hands and have lost them. But what I have placed in God’s hands that I still possess.
  28. Talk to God about sinners, then talk to sinners about God.
  29. The greatest crime in the desert is to know where water is and not to tell about it.
  30. Soul winners are not soul winners because of what they know, but because of whom they know, how well they know Him, and how much they long for others to know Him.
  31. Smiles never go up in price or down in value.
  32. Speaking of tranquilizers – way back in Grandpa’s day, there was something to produce a good night’s sleep. They called it work.
  33. Everyone can do something to make the world better – he can at least improve himself.
  34. I have never met a man who has given me as much trouble as myself.
  35. There is hope for any man who can look in the mirror and laugh at what he has seen.
  36. Many people who believe in the second coming of Christ are secretly hoping he won’t come today.
  37. Try to be satisfied with your lot, even if you don’t have a lot.
  38. It is more secure to be on the frontline of the battle field with Christ, than to be seated in your living room without him.
  39. Instead of being “Latter Day Saints”, why not be “Every Day Saints?”
  40. There is one characteristic of the devil we ought to emulate – his persistence and never gives up.
  41. When I am right – no one remembers; when I am wrong – no one forgets.
  42. Don’t worry about what people think about you – chances are; they seldom think about you at all.
  43. To return evil for good is – devilish;

To return good for good is – neighbourly;

To return good for evil is – godlike.

  1. While seeking happiness for others, we unconsciously find it for ourselves.
  2. When you try to make an impression – that’s precisely the impression you make.
  3. Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.
  4. The will of God cannot lead us where the grace cannot keep us.
  5. If God is your partner – make your plans BIG!
  6. God is for us – that’s good;

God is with us – that’s better;

God is in us – that’s best;

  1. There are no losers with Jesus, and no winners with the devil.
  2. When the Lord Jesus has you for anything, then you have him for everything.
  3. The man who puts God first will find God with him right up to the last.
  4. White washing the pump won’t make the water pure.
  5. A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.
  6. Be sure you are wrong before you quite.
  7. The trouble with being punctual is that nine times out of ten, there’s nobody there to appreciate it.
  8. A normal person is one who thinks two and two are 4 and accepts it. A psychotic person is one who thinks two and two are 4 and believes it. A neurotic person is one who thinks two and two ate 4 and it bothers him.
  9. I will study and be ready, and maybe my chance will come.
  10. Do not face the day until you have faced God.
  11. Sinning stops praying, and praying stops sinning.
  12. If you are strong on facts and weak on logic, talk facts. If you are strong on logic and weak on facts, talk logic. If you are weak on both facts and logic, pound on the pulpit.
  13. If you find it hard to stand for Jesus, try kneeling first.
  14. The purpose of prayer is not to get man’s will done in heaven, but to get God’s will done on earth.
  15. Prayer is asking for rain. Faith is carrying the umbrella.
  16. People don’t plan to fail – they just fail to plan.
  17. There are too many dads who will tie up the dog at night and let their sons run loose.
  18. The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
  19. There’s only one endeavour in which you can start at the top, and that’s digging a hole.
  20. Great opportunities come to those who make the most of small ones.
  21. By the time a man finds greener pastures, he can’t climb the fence.
  22. Hardening of the heart ages people more quickly than hardening of the arteries.
  23. Much more important than adding years to your life, is to add life to your years.
  24. They can’t call you an old dog as long as you are learning new tricks.
  25. A fellow celebrating his 100th birthday was asked if he had some observations to share. He answered, “Well, if I had known I was going to live so long, I would have taken better care of myself!”
  26. Nothing is more frequently opened by mistake than the mouth.
  27. Lord, fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff, and nudge me when I have said enough.
  28. The fish dies because of its mouth.
  29. Getting to the moon is becoming easier all the time. It is staying on earth that’s becoming difficult.
  30. A millionaire was asked, “How much money is enough?” He answered, “Always a little bit more”.
  31. A good analysis of our finances is not how much of my money I give God; but how much of God money do I keep to myself.
  32. If you put money in the Bank, it grows; put it in the offering plate and you grow!
  33. The real measure of a man’s worth is – how much would he be worth if he lost all his money.
  34. The hardest kind of money to get is – enough.
  35. If money is all you want, money is absolutely all you will get.
  36. A mistake if understood is but a step towards wisdom.
  37. To make mistakes is human; to repeat old mistakes is stupid.
  38. The greatest of all faults is to imagine that you have none.
  39. To every lost soul Christ says, “Come unto me”. To every saved soul, Christ says “Go for me”
  40. To love the whole world for me is no chore. My tough problem is the neighbour next door.
  41. My mind is already made up – don’t confuse me with facts.
  42. The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.
  43. A young man’s greatest problem is to find a girl attractive enough to please him and dumb enough to marry him.
  44. Change one letter from the letter “united”, and it reads “untied”. The letter is “I”.
  45. A lie is a coward’s way of getting out of trouble.
  46. Those who tell white lies soon become colour blind.
  47. We ought to do more with life than increase its speed.
  48. Many Christians are not “standing on the promises”, they are just sitting on the promises.
  49. If God has called you, don’t spend any time looking over your shoulder to see who’s following.
  50. Those who are willing to face the music, may someday lead the band.
  51. Avoid following the crowd. Be an engine, not a caboose.
  52. The concept many have of leadership is to observe what way the crowd is going, then grab flag, run to the front of the gang and yell, “I am a leader, I am a leader”.
  53. Many people are like a wheel barrow – they go no further than they are pushed.
  54. He who continually watches the clock need not worry about the future. He simply doesn’t have any.
  55. The worst kind of fatigue is to be tired of doing nothing.
  56. There is nothing wrong with sleep, just don’t overdo it.
  57. He who learns and learns but acts not what he knows is like one who ploughs and ploughs, but never, never sows.
  58. You cannot leave your foot prints on the sand of time while sitting down.
  59. Nothing is more exhausting than searching for easy ways to make a living.
  60. If you are unkind – you are the wrong kind.
  61. Any man who knows all the answers most likely misunderstood the questions.
  62. The less a man knows, the easier it is to convince him that he knows it all.
  63. A rejoicing Christian is one of God’s best advertisements.
  64. A bitter world can’t be sweetened by sour Christians.
  65. If there is no sorrow for sin, there will be no joy in salvation.
  66. Those who have experienced the true joy of the Lord will never be satisfied with merely having fun.
  67. Do you do your job each day well enough that you would hire yourself.
  68. If the Lord Jesus is the centre of my life, the circumference will take care of itself.
  69. I have a great need for Christ – I have a great Christ for my need.
  70. Unless Christ is Lord of all, he cannot be Lord at all.
  71. It will cost you your sins to come to Jesus, but it will cost you your soul if you do not come to him.
  72. One who never asks questions either knows everything or nothing.
  73. The job many people spend most of their time at is the job of hiding what they really are.
  74. Try praising your wife even if it does frighten her at first.
  75. Humility is like underwear – essential but indecent if it shows.
  76. Live each day as if it was your last – it may be.
  77. So live that, as people get to know you better, they’ll get to know Christ better.
  78. If you are on trial, accused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
  79. The way we behave towards people indicates what we really believe about God!
  80. It is when we forget ourselves that we do things that will be remembered.
  81. The man who cannot live for Christ in his home has no business giving a testimony in the Church.
  82. Lord, make me as holy as it is possible for an ex-sinner to be.
  83. The Lord has gone to prepare a place for us, and we must prepare ourselves for that place.
  84. Ulcers may be a blessing. Look how they cut down on our food bill.
  85. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt
  86. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair
  87. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh
  88. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe
  89. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill
  90. The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now. –Bill Cosby
  91. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain
  92. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker
  93. The same Boiling Water that hardens the egg, Will Soften the Potato! It depends upon Individual’s reaction to stressful circumstances!
  94. No one can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise, no one can destroy a person, but his own mind-set can.
  95. It is better to have a big heart than to own a big house.
  96. Our heavenly father never takes anything from his children, unless he plans to give them something better.
  97. A true friend is one who knows all about you and likes you just the same.
  98. There are two kinds of freedom – false and true. False freedom is where one is free to do what he likes to do, and the true freedom is where one is free to do what he ought.
  99. I wish people would give at least as much attention to deeds as they do to creed.
  100. Usually, the person who is continuously talking about the “good old days” didn’t do much for the Lord then and isn’t doing much for the Lord now.
  101. Is it not strange that men will fight for the right to say what they think, and then say so much without thinking?
  102. Great minds – discuss ideas, Average minds – discuss events, Small minds – discuss people
  103. Many people fervently pray, “Oh, God guide me”, then they grab the steering wheel.
  104. In the Christian life, there are many promotions in spiritual growth, but there’s no graduation.
  105. The man who is too big for a small job is too small for a big job.
  106. It is greatness to do little things well.
  107. Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get in but hard to get out.
  108. If I really love God, there are some things I’ll have to hate.
  109. I have made arrangements to miss hell.
  110. Since I have been converted, I am happier when I am unhappy, than when I used to be happy before I was converted.
  111. He who risks nothing, has nothing, and is doing and is nothing.
  112. Before you buy something, ask yourself first – Can I do without it?
  113. Direction is more important than speed.
  114. Give me somewhere to stand, and I will move the whole world.
  115. Rule a great nation, just the same way you fry a fish on a pan; just don’t overdo it .
  116. In a gentle way, you can shake the world – Mahtma Gandhi
  117. Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead; if you lose, you can guide.
  118. People are not what they say but what they do; so judge them not from their words but from their actions.
  119. When someone hurts you, don’t feel bad because it’s a law of nature that the tree that bears the sweetest fruits gets maximum number of stones.
  120. Take whatever you can from your life because when life starts taking from you, it takes even your last breath.
  121. In this world, people will always throw stones on the path of your success. It depends on what you make from them – a wall or a bridge.
  122. Challenges make life interesting; overcoming them make life meaningful.
  123. There is no joy in victory without running the risk of defeat.
  124. A path without obstacles leads nowhere.
  125. Past is a nice place to visit but certainly not a good place to stay.
  126. You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
  127.  If what you did yesterday still looks big to you, then you haven’t done much today.
  128. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.
  129. If you don’t climb the mountain; you can’t view the plain.
  130.  Don’t leave it idle – use your brain.
  131.  You are not paid for having brain, you are only rewarded for using it intelligently.
  132. It is not what you don’t have that limits you; it is what you have but don’t know how to use.
  133.  What you fail to learn might teach you a lesson.
  134. The difference between a corrupt person and an honest person is: The corrupt person has a price while the honest person has a value.
  135. If you succeed in cheating someone, don’t think that the person is a fool…Realize that the person trusted you much more than you deserved.

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