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Friday, February 28, 2014

Service, Ministry, Caring Quotes

Quotes about SERVICE/CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • God does not ask about your ability or your inability, but about your availability.
  • Good service leads to multiple sales. If you take good care of your customers, they will open doors you could never open by yourself. -- Jim Rohn
  • If things are not going well with you, begin your effort at correcting the situation by carefully examining the service you are rendering, and especially the spirit in which you are rendering it. -- Roger Babson
  • If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way.
  • If you make a sale, you can make a living. If you make an investment of time and good service in a customer, you can make a fortune. -- Jim Rohn
  • Know how to serve in terms of the customer. They don't care what your situation is -- they only care about their situation, their problem. Are you serving them in terms of them or you? -- Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Make your career a life of service to others and all the good things you desire will come to you. -- Tom Hopkins
  • Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. Margaret Mead
  • Never criticize, condemn or complain in a conversation with a customer or prospect. -- Brian Tracy
  • The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident. -- Charles Lamb
  • The only certain means is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. -- Og Mandino
  • The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it of their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting it can refuse it without guilt.      -- Walter Scott
  • The word ‘Policy’ should be banned from being spoken to any customer. Ever. -- Jeffrey Gitomer
  • There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.  -- John Andrew Holmes
  • There lies within most of us an innate quality that compels us to give of ourselves for the good of mankind. -- Clyde G. Kissinger 
  • To expect a life of ease, comfort, and untarnished happiness is to misunderstand the purpose of our existence on earth. -- Carole Mayhall
  • To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. -- Donald A. Adams (Rotarian and business leader)
  • Whatever your job title, you are in the business of customer satisfaction. Who is your customer? -- Brian Tracy
  • When God measures men He puts the tape around the heart -- not the head!
  • When you make them mad, it's twelve-to-one they'll leave or be leery. It takes 12 positive impressions to overcome one negative one. What do you do to recover from an angry customer? -- Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Your customer is anyone who depends on you, or who you depend on for success. -- Brian Tracy
  • All service ranks the same with God. ROBERT BROWNING (1812–1889)
  • Give others a piece of your heart, not a piece of your mind.
  • Have thy tools ready; God will find thee work. CHARLES KINGSLEY (1819–1875)
  • He profits most who serves best.—Motto for Rotary International A. F. SHELDON
  • He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it. DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265–1321)
  • He who serves God has a good master. TORRIANO (C. 1666)
  • If you wish to be a leader you will be frustrated, for very few people wish to be led. If you aim to be a servant, you will never be frustrated. FRANK F. WARREN
  • In God's family there is to be one great body of people: servants. In fact, that's the way to the top in his kingdom. CHARLES R. SWINDOLL (1934– )
  • Life is a lot like tennis—the one who can serve best seldom loses.
  • Make yourself necessary to somebody. RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803–1882)
  • Service is the rent you pay for room on this planet. Shirley Chisholm
  • The average church member would do well to look in his concordance and see how many columns it takes to list all the “serve,” “servant,” and “service” references. VANCE HAVNER
  • The princes among us are those who forget themselves and serve mankind. WOODROW WILSON (1856–1924)
  • Ultimately, it is through serving others that we become fully human. Marsha Sinetar
  • When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless. JOHN W. GARDNER (1912– )
  • When you find a hurt and heal it, you find a need and fill it. ROBERT HAROLD SCHULLER (1926– )
  • You must live with people to know their problems and live with God in order to solve them. P. T. FORSYTH (1848–1921)
  • After the verb "to Love", "to Help" is the most beautiful verb in the world. Bertha von Suttner 
  • Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day. Booker T. Washington
  • I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do. Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer
  • The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer up somebody else. Mark Twain
  • You have two hands. One to help yourself, the second to help others.
  • And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.      -- John F. Kennedy
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Thursday, February 06, 2014

Character Quotes

Quotes about Character
  • A gem cannot be polished without friction; the child of God cannot be perfected without adversity ,nor a man be polished in character without trial.
  • A man's character is like a fence. It cannot be strengthened by whitewash.
  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden
  • Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. Helen Keller
  • Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. James Michener
  • Character is property ... it is the noblest of possessions.
  • Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life. John Cunningham Geikie
  • The collapse of character begins with compromise.
  • The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish Writer
  • You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them. Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American Publisher
  • Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed. - Benjamin Disraeli
  • The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones. - Somerset Maugham
  • "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln
  • A gem cannot be polished without friction; the child of God cannot be perfected without adversity ,nor a man be polished in character without trial. 
  • A man's character is like a fence. It cannot be strengthened by whitewash. 
  • All masterpieces of painting contain both light and shadow. By them the artist highlights certain features of the subject, and they provide contrast and harmony to reveal beauty or character. A happy life is not one filled only with sunshine, but one that uses both light and shadow to produce beauty.  Billy Graham (Unto the Hills)
  • As you do, so you become. Every action that you perform is recorded in you, the soul. These imprints ultimately mould your character and destiny. When you understand this principle, you will pay more attention to bringing your best to everything you do. unknown
  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden
  • Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. Helen Keller
  • Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. James Michener
  • Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get Caught. J.C. Watts
  • Character is property ... it is the noblest of possessions. 
  • Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. Phillips Brooks
  • Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. Alphonse Karr
  • Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. Albert Einstein
  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln
  • No matter how bad people may seem, they possess at least one virtue. Be like the humming bird and pick out the sweetness of everyone's character. unknown
  • Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.  John Cunningham Geikie
  • Raising kids with strong character requires doing less FOR them and teaching them to do more for themselves. Rick Warren
  • Reputation is character minus what you've been caught doing. 
  • Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process. Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) American Bishop
  • The collapse of character begins with compromise. 
  • The little troubles and worries of life may be as stumbling blocks in our way, or we may make them stepping-stones to a nobler character and to Heaven. Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. Henry Ward Beecher
  • The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish Writer
  • Time sets the stage; fate writes the script; but only We may choose our character. Liam Thomas Ryder
  • Trials, temptations, disappointments. All these are helps instead of hindrances, If one uses them rightly. They not Only test the fibre of a character, But strengthen it. Every conquered temptation Represents a new fund of moral Energy. Every trial endured and Weathered in the right spirit makes a soul Nobler and stronger than it was before. James Buckham
  • We tend to judge ourselves for our mistakes and the difficulties we have experienced, when it is the difficulties that build our Character. You are far stronger for what you have gone through.  Alan Cohen
  • When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; When health is lost, something is lost; When character is lost, all is lost! German Proverb
  • When you build a house, every brick counts. When you build a character, every thought counts. You are what you think. Love, purity, peace, wisdom - the more you think of these qualities, the more you will become them. unknown
  • Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters. Margaret Halsey
  • You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. James D. Miles
  • You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them. Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American Publisher
  • Your character is the sum total of your habits. It's what you do habitually. 
  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.


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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Pride Quotes


Quotes about Pride
  • A man is never so proud as when striking an attitude of humility. C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)
  • A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you’re looking down, you can’t see something that’s above you. C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)
  • A vain man can never be utterly ruthless; he wants to win applause, and therefore he accommodates himself to others. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
  • Absalom was vain about his hair, therefore was he hanged by his hair. Talmud
  • An egotist is a man whose self-importance makes his mind shrink while his head swells.
  • And the devil did grin, for his darling sin Is pride that apes humility. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
  • In the final analysis our great problem with holiness is not that our concepts of holiness are feeble, but that our hearts are rebellious. We are selfish, that's our problem.  And the fact that we often won't admit our selfishness shows how deep the pride goes.     -- Floyd McClung

Camaraderie Quotes

Quotes about Camaraderie


Monday, February 03, 2014

Listen Quotes

Quotes about Listening
  • A man who listens because he has nothing to say can hardly be a source of inspiration. The only listening that counts is that of the talker who alternately absorbs and expresses ideas. --Agnes Repplier
  • One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories. --Rebecca Falls
  • Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. --Doug Larson
  • ‘Silent’ and ‘listen’ are spelled with the same letters.
  • Once you get people laughing, they're listening and you can tell them almost anything. --Herb Gardner
  • ‘Silent’ and ‘listen’ are spelled with the same letters.
  • A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but, after a while, knows something. Wilson Mizner
  • A man who listens because he has nothing to say can hardly be a source of inspiration. The only listening that counts is that of the talker who alternately absorbs and expresses ideas. Agnes Repplier
  • Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble. Frank Tyger
  • Dance like no one is watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it's heaven on earth. William Purkey
  • Don't worry that children never listen to you. Worry that they are always watching you. Robert Fulghum
  • Happiness is not having all the answers but listening closely to the questions of the heart. Author Unknown
  • Happiness is not having all the answers but listening closely to the questions of the heart. Unknown
  • Once you get people laughing, they're listening and you can tell them almost anything. Herb Gardner
  • One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears--by listening to them. Dean Rusk
  • One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories. Rebecca Falls
  • Sainthood emerges when you can listen to someone's tale of woe and not respond with a description of your own. Andrew V. Mason, M.D.
  • The first duty of love is to listen. Paul Tillich
  • These sounds flowed into my ears, and the truth streamed into my heart. St. Augustine of Hippo
  • We must practice the skill of listening instead of speaking, of acknowledging and celebrating difference instead of recoiling from it, of putting ourselves, as squarely as we can, into the experience of others. Andre Carothers (Writer and organizational consultant )
  • When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. Ernest Hemingway
  • Why be afraid of what people will say? Those who care about you will say, "Good luck!" and those who care only about themselves will never say anything worth listening to anyway. J. Z. Knight
  • Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. Doug Larson



Sunday, February 02, 2014

Marriage Quotes

Quotes about Marriage

  • A spouse is someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single.
  • The person who marries for money will soon discover that's the hardest way to earn it.
  • I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.  --Rita Rudner 

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Prudence Quotes

Quotes about Prudence

  • I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself.
  • A prudent man will think more important what fate has conceded to him, than what it has denied. Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658) Spanish Philosopher