Monthly Archives: October 2011

Keep Learning

Solon, the sage of Athens, was asked the secret of strength and youth. He replied: “I learn something new every day.”
Orison Marden

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
George Santayana

We have to think of different ways to learn and grow every day. Because when you stop growing, you start to decay.
Mike Krzyzewski

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Earl Weaver

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Henry Ford

Family Time

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson

I make a lot of money and I’ve given a lot of it to charities, but I’ve given all of myself to my wife and the kids, and that’s the best donation I’ll ever make.
Bill Cosby

I would much rather be around my family. The times you have to get up in the middle of the night and hold one of your children because they’re scared of the lightning. Or changing diapers. That togetherness far outweighs the times you don’t get to sleep in.
Shawn Bradley

I have observed that when our family spends unstructured time together, God brings wonderful things to pass.
Adrian Rogers

One of the simplest ways to maintain a sense of family unity and belonging is to set around a table together for a meal. Since plenty of distractions eat away at this family tradition, you need to be intentional – and often sacrifice other things – to make it work. So turn off the TV. Set the table with candles. Make conversation the focus of the meal. Keep the comments positive.
Elisa Morgan and Carol Kuykendall

Help Others

There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being – to help someone succeed.
Alan McGinnis

To improve your self-image, do something for someone else.
Anonymous

Deep down, we know that what matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What really matters is helping others win too.
Fred Rogers

One of my goals and passions is to help people and I love doing it.
Tiger Woods

My parents taught me that life’s not centered on me alone. Doing service work was an important part of my week, whether I tutored kids after school, participated in charity fund-raising events or helped out at church. It mattered that I gave back. They believed that if you want to have a fulfilling life, you can’t just sit on the sidelines. You’ve got to get involved.
Terrie Williams

The Downside of Money

I have made many millions, but they have bought me no happiness. I would barter them all for the days I sat on an office stool in Cleveland and counted myself rich on three dollars a week.
John D. Rockefeller

Integrity, good health, family and friends are worth more than anything money can buy.
Robert Dedman

Many a man has found the acquisition of wealth only a change, not an end, of miseries.
Seneca

The rich woman doesn’t know who her true friends are.
Anonymous

The more money you have, the more problems you have. I went from having no money to making comparatively a lot and all I’ve had are problems. Life was simpler when I had no money, when I just barely survived.
Madonna

Trust God

God is too wise to be mistaken. God is too wise to be unkind. When you can’t trace His hand, that’s when you must learn to trust His heart.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.
Psalm 37:5

Beware of despairing about yourself: you are commanded to put your trust in God, not in yourself.
St. Augustine

Trust God for great things; with your five loaves and two fishes, He will show you a way to feed thousands.
Horace Bushnell

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 26:3-4

Solving Problems

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
John Steinbeck

Sometimes it makes sense to sleep on a problem and not react spontaneously, or out of emotion or anger. But once you’ve calmed down, it’s best to deal with people right away to talk things out.
Rick Pitino

Understand that often when you have searched in vain for a solution to a problem, you can find it by helping someone else solve his or her problem. By the time you have solved the other person’s problem, you will have the insight to solve your own.
Napoleon Hill

The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small.
Lao Tzu

Find the essence of each situation, like a logger clearing a log jam. The pro climbs a tall tree and locates the key log, blows it and lets the stream do the rest. An amateur would start at the edge of the jam and move all the logs, eventually moving the key log. Both approaches work, but the “essence” concept saves time and effort. Almost all problems have a “key” log if we learn to find it.
Fred Smith

Help From Others

Men can do jointly what they cannot do singly; and the union of minds and hands, the concentration of their power, becomes almost omnipotent.
Daniel Webster

There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.
George Shinn

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

The secret of survival is not simply enjoying life’s joys and enduring its sorrows, it is in sharing both with others. We gain perspective by having somebody at our side. We gain objectivity. We gain courage in threatening situations. Having others near tempers our dogmatism and softens our intolerance. We gain another opinion.
Charles Swindoll