We forgive to the extent that we love.
— François de La Rochefoucauld
I think that if God forgives us, we must forgive ourselves.
— C.S. Lewis
The only true forgiveness is that which is offered and extended even before the offender has apologized and sought it.
— Søren Kierkegard
Forgive everyone everything.
— Reginna Brett
You will never be asked to forgive someone else more than God has already forgiven you.
— Rick Warren
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
— Henry Link
Admit your weaknesses and establish short-term goals to overcome them.
— Rick Pitino
I became a better football player, not because I was faster or could catch the ball better, but I taught myself to do a lot of things that other guys didn’t.
— Mike Ditka
Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to your limitations again.
— James Cook
I’d had operations on both feet at the age of 13 to correct some bone deformities and I’d been in plaster for six months, and when the plaster came off, I had to learn to walk and run properly. A year later I joined the running club, doing the sprints.
— Anne Audain
If you desire to accomplish little, sacrifice little. But if you want to accomplish great things, sacrifice much.
— John Maxwell
I like to think of sacrifice as being an investment in the future, rather than an irreplaceable loss.
— Mary Lou Retton
For a person who leads a spiritual life, self-sacrifice brings a bliss that far transcends the pleasure of a person who lives by the self-indulgent satisfaction of his animal passions.
— Leo Tolstoy
Mental toughness is singleness of purpose and, once you have agreed upon the price that you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to forget that price. It enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure and the temporary failures.
— Vince Lombardi
What we think about when we are free to think about what we will – that is what we are or will soon become.
— A.W. Tozer
Direct your thoughts to those truths that give confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving; turn away from fear, sadness, depression.
— Bertrand Wilberforce
Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in public and private life, have been the consequences of action without thought.
— Bernard Baruch
Before he acts, he will pause to weigh the effects of his act in the scales of God.
— Abraham Heschel
A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought are commonly the most valuable and should be secured, because they seldom return.
— Sir Francis Bacon
In regard to this great book, the Bible, I have but to say it is the best gift God has given. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.
— Abraham Lincoln
Whatever I have done in my life has simply been due to the fact that when I was a child my mother daily read with me a part of the Bible, and made me learn a part of it by heart.
— Wendell Phillips
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
— Psalm 119:14-16
England has two books: the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare but the Bible made England.
— Victor Hugo
You don’t have to be a particularly religious person nor a person of any specific faith to see the wisdom in the book of Proverbs in the Bible. Like the facets of our life, golf is something we can improve at by being at peace with ourselves. Proverbs can help us find that peace.
— Gary Player
You can’t live in the past. If you try, it prevents you from doing anything constructive today to build a better tomorrow for yourself and your family.
— Pat Williams
Regardless of your past, your future is a clean slate.
You can’t change what happened yesterday no matter how hard you try, so don’t spend time worrying about it.
— Pat Williams
Should-haves solve nothing. It’s the next thing to happen that needs thinking about.
— Alexandra Ripley
Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as fast as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear with hopes and invitations to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
I admire well-organized people who finish their work on time.
— David Ogilvy
There’s joy in getting your desk clean and knowing that all your letters are answered – and you can see the wood on it again.
— Lady Bird Johnson
Order marches with weighty and measured strides, disorder is always in a hurry.
— Napoléon Bonaparte
A place for everything, and everything in its place. Order is wealth.
— Samuel Smiles
Straightening a closet, or even just a closet shelf, has been known to help more than a few people work through some of life’s bigger messes.
— Paula Jhung