Our life is always deeper than we know, is always more divine than it seems, and hence we are able to survive degradations and despairs which otherwise must engulf us.
— William James
God calls us to pray and think and dream and plan and work, not to be made much of, but to make much of him in every part of our lives.
— John Piper
Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
— Walt Anderson
The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
— Theodore Hesburgh
I would neither have you be idle in duties — nor make an idol of duties!
— William Secker, 1660
A person who is a winner may have been counted out several times, but didn’t hear the referee!
— Attributed to several sources
For a righteous man falleth seven times, and riseth up again.
— Proverbs 24:16
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
— Frank Tibolt
There are two levers for moving men: interest — and fear!
— Napoleon Bonaparte
Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
— Isaiah 48:17
We shall not become like Christ until we give Him more time.
— Frank Laubach
A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.
When befriended, remember it: when you befriend, forget it.
— Ben Franklin
Throw away those books and cassettes on inspirational leadership. Send those consultants packing. Know your job, set a good example for the people under you and put results over politics. That’s all the charisma you’ll really need to succeed.
— Dyan Machan