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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
The best things are nearest; breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
Count your blessings every day. Make the list as long as you can. If you are fortunate enough to have it, start with health. Add the love of children and family. From there, it’s easy to build the list.
— Jeffrey Gitomer
As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful.
— Laura Ingalls Wilder
All you have to do is go to a hospital and hear all the simple blessings that people never before realized were blessings – being able to urinate, to sleep on your side, to be able to swallow, to scratch an itch, etc. Could exercises in deprivation educate us faster about all our blessings?
— Abraham Maslow