Overcome Temptation

The most effective defense against temptation is this: Shut your eyes.
Ibn Gabirol

Every temptation is an opportunity for us to draw nearer to God.
George Sweeting

Since you are tempted without ceasing, pray without ceasing.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

If you have been tempted into evil, fly from it. It is not falling into the water, but lying in it, that drowns.
— Anonymous

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
1 Corinthians 10:13

Be a Gentleman

This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
William Phelps

I’d like to be known as a gentleman first, and then as a golfer.
Ben Hogan

You can be tough as nails and still be a gentleman.
Bo McMillin

A gentleman is one who considers the rights of others before his own feelings and the feelings of others before his own rights.
John Wooden

Challenge Yourself

Real competitors relish the challenge, the bigger the better. The more difficult the game, the more they improve.
John Wooden

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.
Gail Sheehy

I’ve never hidden from a challenge. The more difficult something is, the more interested I get.
Derek Jeter

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.
William Bennett

The higher the mountain and the harder it is to climb, the better I respond.
Jack Nicklaus

Overcome Weaknesses

The accomplishments of those born blind are a sure proof of how much the spirit can achieve when difficulties are placed in its way.
George Lightenberg

Don’t be frustrated by your own inexperience. All green things grow and blossom eventually with enough nurturing.
Anonymous

God loves us the way we are, but He loves us too much to leave us that way.
Leighton Ford

For all the kids out there who are struggling, and whose peers say they’re terrible, I hope I’m an inspiration. If they love it and just keep plugging away at it, something good will come out of it.
Amy Van Dyken

To change a behavior, we must be willing to experience a certain degree of discomfort.
Marie Lindquist

Beauty Secrets

I don’t believe makeup and the right hairstyle alone can make a woman beautiful. The most radiant woman in the room is the one full of life and experience.
Sharon Stone

Most of us think of other women as beauties, never ourselves. But every woman was created to be a genuine beauty. We learn how to reveal to the world our unique radiance only after we acknowledge it ourselves.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
Sophia Loren

There are no ugly women; there are only women who do not know how to look pretty.
Jean de La Bruyére

Some people fear that when beauty fades, so does love. In reality, it is the other way around; beauty fades only when love is gone.
Leo Buscaglia

Ideas

All big things in this world are done by people who are naïve and have an idea that is obviously impossible.
Frank Richards

If you go through life convinced that your way is always best, all the new ideas in the world will pass you by.
Akio Morita

One of the major factors that differentiates creative people from less creative people is that creative people give themselves a license to pay attention to their small ideas.
Roger von Oech

All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time.
George Seldes

Always keep paper and something to write with close at hand – whether you’re at work, at home or traveling. I’ve kept a pen and legal pad next to my bed for years because the greatest ideas I’ve ever received came when God awakened me in the middle of the night.
John Maxwell

Leadership

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence by seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.
Tom Landry

The person who knows “how” will always have a job. The person who knows “why” will always be his boss.
Diane Ravitch

A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.
Anonymous

Consensus is the negation of leadership.
Margaret Thatcher

It should not really matter how many people like leaders. The important thing is the quality of work that results from collaborating with them. The emotionally wise leader realizes that this quality will suffer when undue emphasis is placed on being a “good guy.” More important, it is a large part of the leader’s job to take risks. And risks by their very nature cannot be pleasing to everyone.
Warren Bennis