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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Advice Quotes

Quotes about Advice
  • "All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people." Alexis Carrel, Reflections on Life
  • "Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own."   - Chinese proverb
  • "It's a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, and normal to ignore it."  - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them. -Dame Rose Macaulay
  • If you're called upon to give advice, you should know that it is like snow: The softer it falls, the deeper it goes.
  • I desperately need some wise advice which will recommend that I do what I want to do.
  • All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. Alexis Carrel, Reflections on Life
  • Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own. Chinese proverb
  • I desperately need some wise advice which will recommend that I do what I want to do.
  • If you're called upon to give advice, you should know that it is like snow: The softer it falls, the deeper it goes.
  • It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them. Dame Rose Macaulay
  • It's a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, and normal to ignore it.   Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • When at home, amuse yourself. When visiting, try to amuse others.
  • Never complain that things aren't what they used to be ... neither are you.
  • When you need advice, everyone is ready to help you; but when you need help, everyone is ready to advise you.
  • Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.  Robert S. Lynd
  • The strongest human instinct is to impart information, the second strongest is to resist it. – Kenneth Grahame
  • Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.  - Cicero
  • Don't let other people tell you what you want. Pat Riley
  • Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. Harper Lee (1926- ); US novelist.
  • Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. P Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself. Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Good Advice to Live By

Trustworthy Quotes

Quotes about Trustworthy

Public Figures and Not-So-Private Failings

Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.  Luke 16:10

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Respect Quotes

Quotes about Respect

  • He removes the greatest ornament of friendship who takes away from it respect. Cicero (106-43 b.c.)
  • If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself. Spanish Proverb
  • Respect is intended to operate on a two-way street. James C. Dobson (1936- )
  • Respect is love in plain clothes. Frankie Byrne
  • Respect is what we owe; love is what we give. Philip James Bailey (1816-1902)
  • There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age—I missed it coming and going. J. B. Priestly (1894-1984)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pursue Quotes

Quotes about Pursue

  • Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
  • The stars shine on brightly while Adam and Eve pursue their way into the far wilderness. There is a sound through the silence, as of the falling tears of an angel.
  • Glory avoids those who chase after it and is endowed on many who did not try to pursue it.
  • We pursue God because, and only because, he has first put an urge within us that spurs us to the pursuit.
  • The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
  • Humility is never gained by seeking it. The more we pursue it the more dis-tant it becomes. To think we have it is sure evidence that we don't.
  • How to compose your life: pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master's chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
  • Men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
  • A man's heart has only enough life in it to pursue one object fully.
  • Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.
  • No truths are simple, especially those of Scripture. But as we pursue them and participate in them more fully, they begin to reveal to us a life deeper and more integrated than we ever could have known otherwise.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Beauty Quotes

Quotes about Beauty
  • Beauty is God’s handwriting—a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume. --French Proverb
  • God’s fingers can touch nothing but to mould it into loveliness. --George Macdonald
  • The beautiful can have but one source . . . God. --Arthur Schopenhauer
  • The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. --Francis Bacon
  • The perception of beauty is a moral test. --Henry David Thoreau
  • The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise George Santayana (1863-1952)
  • Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity. Plato
  • You are to gather up the joys and sorrows, the struggles, the beauty, love, dreams and hopes of every hour that they may be consecrated at the altar of daily life. MacRina Wiederkehr
  • Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see Beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see Beauty never grows old. Frank Kafka
  • "I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains." --Anne Frank
  • "People are like stained glass windows -- the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows."  -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • "Beauty is in the eye of it's beholder." --Unknown
  • "Beauty Parlor: A place where women curl up and dye." --Aiken Drum

Responsibility Quotes

Quotes about Responsibility

  • We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact. Jean-Paul Sartre
  • My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey 
  • A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.
  • The buck always stops with us. We step into our power when we accept responsibility for our lives. Donna 
  • We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. Earl Nightingale
  • You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. Abraham Lincoln
  • I'm cleverly disguised as a responsible adult Woody Paige
  • People need responsibility. They resist assuming it, but they cannot get along without it. John Steinbeck
  • The price of greatness is responsibility. Winston Churchill
  • To the victor belong the responsibilities. Al Bernstein
  • You am responsible for what you do to others and for what you allow others to do to you.
  • Hope in the future is not a license for irresponsibility in the present. Max Lucado
  • Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown
  • My insecurities don't absolve me of responsibility. Priscilla Shirer
  • Christians seeking social justice have a special responsibility. Much more is required than the bringing of aid to people who are homeless and in need, and contributing to their support. There are real dangers to be faced. It must never be allowed to appear that charity is dispensed to the unfortunate by superior beings... Much greater care must be taken to identify the giver with those whom he comes to serve. A. C. MacInnes 
  • If anyone thinks he has no responsibilities; it is because he has not sought them out. Mary Lyon (1797-1849)
  • You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. Martin Luther
  • To complain is to not take responsibility for your life. Donald Miller, Father Fiction
  • If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Les Brown
  • Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expect of you. Henry Ward Beecher
  • Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. Napoleon Hill
  • My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team. Don Shula
  • Good listeners are ear responsible Woody Paige
  • The game is my wife. It demands loyalty & responsibility, & it gives me back fulfillment & peace. Michael Jordan
  • Everytime you take responsibility FOR someone,you take responsibility FROM them, creating dependency & weakening them. Rick Warren
  • We are no more responsible for the evil thoughts that pass through our minds than a scarecrow for the birds that fly over the seed plot he has to guard. The sole responsibility in each case is to prevent them from settling John Churtom Collins

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Purpose Quotes

Quotes about Purpose
  • The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live. Mortimer Adler
  • The purpose of life is not to be happy. The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. Arthur H. Prince
  • The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that Happens, all events, past, present, and to come, are gently planned By One Whose only purpose is your good? A Course in Miracles
  • Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy
  • The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
  • No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self-approval. Minot Simons
  • If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out. Arthur Koestler
  • God does not waste suffering; if he ploughs it is because He purposes a crop. J.O. Sanders
  • Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows, Sydney J. Harris 
  • A human activity having for its purpose the transmission of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen. (on the purpose of art). Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian Novelist
  • A life without purpose is a languid, drifting thing; Every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves: This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught! Thomas A. Kempis
  • Man, made in the image of God, has a purpose - to be in relationship to God, who is there. Man forgets his purpose and thus he forgets who he is and what life means. Francis Schaeffer
  • I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence. Christopher Columbus
  • JOY is the result of serving God's purposes, from his perspective, by his power, & for his glory. Rick Warren
  • Your purpose in life is to use your gifts and talents to help other people. Your journey in life teaches you how to do that. Tom Krause
  • The purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's in trouble.
  • The secret of success is consistency of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli
  • Choose the fullness of the Lord's will, plan and purpose for your life. Charles Stanley
  • God has purposes for our lives that we may not know this side of eternity. Zig Ziglar
  • — Don't play just to play. — Play with purpose. — Play to win.
  • Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose. G.K. Nielson
  • What is true happiness? It's not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller
  • The purpose of our lives is to be happy. Dalai Lama
  • There is no joy the world can give like that which comes from joining good [people] in common purpose. Jim Tressel
  • The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going. Napoleon Hill
  • A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) American Psychologist
  • Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.
  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot (1819-1880) English Novelist
  • Life is filled with meaning as soon as Jesus Christ enters into it. Stephen Neill
  • To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life. Baruch Spinoza

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Optimistic Quotes

Quotes about being Optimistic
  • A pessimist is what an optimist calls a realist. Woody Paige
  • A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill
  • Accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative, Don't mess with Mr. In-Between. Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
  • Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself. F. Hawes
  • An optimist is a guy who has never had much experience. Don Marquis (1878-1937)
  • God's in his heaven All's right with the world! Robert Browning (1812-1889)
  • I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
  • I hope I have given the people that I've touched the optimism & the desire to achieve their goals. Michael Jordan
  • Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968)
  • Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. Nicholas Murray Butler
  • Optimism is the madness of maintaining that everything is right when it is wrong. Voltaire (1694-1778)
  • Optimism, apart from a man's belief and his acceptance of Christianity, may be healthy-minded, but it is blinded; when he faces the facts of life as they are, uncolored by his temperament, despair is the only possible ending for him. Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)
  • Optimists do not wait for improvement; they achieve it. Paul Wilhelm von Keppler (1852-1926)
  • Still round the corner there may wait, A new road, or a secret gate. J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)
  • The basis of optimism is sheer terror. Oscar Wilde
  • The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement. William Arthur Ward
  • There is no danger of developing eye-strain from looking on the bright side.
  • There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle. Robert Alden
  • They can conquer who believe they can. Virgil (70-19 b.c.)
  • What will be will be well, for what is, is well. Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Collaboration Quotes

Quotes about Collaboration
  • Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.   Henry Ford
  • Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
  • Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
  • Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.  Vince Lombardi
  • If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
  • Collaboration, n.: A literary partnership based on the false assumption that the other fellow can spell.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Compassion Quotes

Quotes About Compassion vs Indifference
  • Love dissolves hate. Kindness melts cruelty. Compassion calms passion. Cooperation evokes love and when we bow, others bend. This creates harmony. unknown
  • These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness. Anthony de Mello
  • The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I have this theory that if one person shows compassion to another then that person will start a chain reaction of the same. Rachel Joy Scott
  • Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these. Bob Goddard
  • We evaluate others with a Godlike justice, but we want them to evaluate us with a Godlike compassion. Sydney J. Harris
  • Christianity demands a level of caring that transcends human inclinations. Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )
  • Compassion means justice. Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-c. 1327)
  • God's care will carry you so you can carry others. Robert Harold Schuller (1926- )
  • Hearin' is one thing and listenin' is another. William Frend Demorgan (1839-1917)
  • If I had known what trouble you were bearing; What griefs were in the silence of your face; I would have been more gentle and more caring,And tried to give you gladness for a space. Mary Carolyn Davies
  • Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to the place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken. But this is not our spontaneous response to suffering. What we desire most is to do away with suffering by fleeing from it or finding a quick cure for it. Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God will never. William Cowper (1731-1800)
  • Man's sorrows often will not let me sleep. Henriette Roland Holst (1869-1952)
  • Never interfere with God's providential dealings with other souls. Be true to God yourself and watch. Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)
  • Quaker to a burglar: "Friend, I would do thee no harm for the world, but thou standest where I am about to shoot."
  • Regardless of how we define Christ's separation from the world, one fact is clear: he did not separate himself from human beings and their needs. Nor did he limit his concern to the spiritual part of man's personality. Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )
  • Teach me to feel another's; woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me. Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
  • The dew of compassion is; a tear. Lord George Noel Gordon Byron (1788-1824)
  • Why stand we here trembling around calling on God for help, and not ourselves, in whom God dwells, stretching a hand to save the falling man? William Blake (1757-1827)

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Action Quotes

Quotes about Action
  • So what do we do? Anything - something. So long as we don't just sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. Lee Iacocca Former Chairman of Chrysler Corporation
  • Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way. Dr Seuss
  • Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. W.B. Yeats
  • The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. Chinese proverb 
  • Sometimes you have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down. Kobi Yamada
  • Act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done by hesitation. Thomas Henry Huxley
  • Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. Peter Drucker
  • Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, & try another. But by all means, try something. Franklin D Roosevelt
  • ...focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. Greg Anderson
  • A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of a little courage…The fact is that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. Sydney Smith
  • A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day, he can sleep at night and do it again the next day. Albert Schweitzer
  • A ship in a safe harbor is safe, but that is not what a ship is built for. William Shedd
  • Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli
  • Action on the move creates its own route, creates to a very great extent the conditions under which it is to be fulfilled and thus baffles all calculation. Henri Bergson
  • All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. Henry Miller
  • And there 's a lust in man no charm can tame, Of loudly publishing our neighbor's shame; On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly, While virtuous actions are but born and die. Stephen Harvey
  • Chance favors those in motion. James H. Austin
  • Christian action should be defined as an action of God mediated through a person. ARCHBISHOP ANTHONY BLOOM (1914– )
  • Develop your willpower so that you can make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not. Brian Tracy (Your Achievement Ezine - Issue No. 153)
  • Don't wait for mentors to seek you out. Don't ever wait for your phone calls to be returned, your letters to be answered, your faxes to be responded to. Keep going out and asking questions. Denis Waitley
  • Each of us must do massive right thinking, take massive right action and get massive right results, right here, right now. Mark Victor Hansen
  • Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers
  • For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been'. John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Get Real is about you and the things you do and the things you think about. Jeffrey Gitomer
  • I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street. Ben Nicholas
  • Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. Brendan Francis
  • It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem. Coretta Scott King
  • It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, "What are we busy about"? Henry David Thoreau
  • It's a strange thing, you have said it thousands of times I am will never know what you can do until you try. However the sad truth is, that most people never try anything until they know they can do it. Bob Proctor
  • It's the little things you do that can make a big difference. What are you attempting to accomplish? What little thing can you do today that will make you more effective? You are probably only one step away from greatness. Bob Proctor
  • Knowledge might be power, but only when you take action. Richard Keeves
  • Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny. Don Sutton
  • Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference. Mark Victor Hansen
  • One that would have the fruit must climb the tree Thomas Fuller
  • People who want to retire so they can sit under a coconut tree watching the grass grow baffle me. We were created for meaningful work, and one of life's greatest pleasures is the satisfaction of a job well done. John Maxwell
  • Stop rationalizing, stop stewing. Get up out of your chair and start doing. Denis Waitley
  • Stop stewing and start doing! Denis Waitley
  • Success is dependent upon the glands--sweat glands. Zig Ziglar
  • Take action every day - some small dose at a time. Jeffrey Gitomer
  • The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. Richard Cushing
  • The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. Jim Rohn
  • The finest eloquence is that which gets things done. David Lloyd George
  • The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. Amelia Earhart
  • The most drastic and usually the most effective remedy for fear is direct action. William Burnham
  • The only person who never makes mistakes is the person who never does anything. Denis Waitley
  • The path to success is to take massive, determined action. Anthony Robbins
  • The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure thing boat never gets far from shore. Dale Carnegie
  • The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. Norman Schwarzkopf
  • There never was a winner, who wasn't a beginner. Denis Waitley
  • There should be balance in all our actions; to be either extreme or lukewarm is equally bad. Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say. Rene Descartes
  • What we think or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. John Ruskin
  • When the heart is right, the feet are swift. THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743–1826)
  • Without constant activity, the threats of life will soon overwhelm the values. Jim Rohn
  • You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you'll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless. Caroline Myss
  • You miss 100% of the shots you never take. Wayne Gretsky
  • You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor. Jim Rohn
  • A lot of church members who are singing "Standing on the Promises" are just sitting on the premises.
  • Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise. Harvey Mackay
  • Don't wait for your "ship to come in" and feel angry and cheated when it doesn't. Get going with something small. Irene Kassorla
  • Once someone loses belief in his ability to achieve something, he loses the drive to attempt it.
  • Where belief is painful, we are slow to believe. Ovid

Friday, November 01, 2013

Connection Quotes

Quotes about Connection

  • One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. Gaston Bachelard 
  • When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world we lose connection with one another and ourselves. Jack Kornfield
  • Jesus understood the connection between prayer and power. Brian Zahnd
  • My connection to God allows me to create all the good in my live.
  • My main job is to remain connected to God. John Ortberg
  • Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. Conrad Hilton
  • We have this unspoken connection. We see each other, lock eyes, smile that one certain smile that means nothing to anyone else, but the world to us, and keep going on. Life goes on, but our love remains.