A man who works with his hands is a laborer. A man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman. A man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.
— Louis Nizer
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.
— Robert Frost
To a young man learning to perform on the flying trapeze, a veteran circus performer once said: “Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow.” In every field of endeavor those who put their hearts in their work are the real leaders. Falling in love with one’s job is the secret of success.
To be successful, have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.
— Thomas Watson
Emotional maturity is the ability to stick to a job and to struggle through until it is finished, to endure unpleasantness, discomfort and frustration.
— Edward Strecker
It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up again.
— Vince Lombardi
So long as there is breath in me, I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success: if I persist long enough I will win.
— Og Mandino
I never wrote anything that was published until I was forty.
— James Michener
We all make mistakes, but the winner knows that success comes from perseverance: trying, failing, learning and doing it again until he succeeds. Most important, a winner does not waste energy by scolding or berating himself. He keeps practicing, takes a break and tries again.
— Judy Ford
Prayer is the gymnasium of the soul.
— Samuel Zwemer
Prayer, meditation, scripture study, and worship are just as essential to running a successful spiritual race as physical discipline is in preparing for athletic competition.
— Tom Osborne
Pray twice as much as you fret.
— Max Lucado
I have so much business I cannot go on without spending three hours daily in prayer.
— Martin Luther
Time spent in prayer will yield more than that given to work. Prayer alone gives work its worth and its success. Prayer opens the way for God Himself to do His work in us and through us. Let our chief work as God’s messengers be intercession; in it we secure the presence and power of God to go with us.
— Andrew Murray
Ever since my daughter was born, I feel the fleetingness of time. And I don’t want to waste it on getting the perfect lip color.
In the childhood memories of every good cook, there’s a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom.
— Barbara Costikvan
Your children will nurse at the breast of your wisdom and draw it out through your conversation. Make sure that this milk is free of contaminants like bitterness, envy, pettiness or vulgarity.
— T.D. Jakes
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
Some fear that if parents start listening to their own wants and needs they will neglect their children. It is our belief that children are in fact far less likely to be neglected when their parents’ needs – for support, for friendship, for decent work, for health care, for learning, for play, for time alone – are being met.
— Wendy Sanford
My ultimate dream was to play major-league baseball, but I had smaller goals along the way.
— Derek Jeter
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
— Harvey Mackay
Reach for the furthest thing you think you can get. Then reach again. Sooner or later, the things that looked way beyond you are the next natural goal to reach.
— Calvin Peete
People are like rubber bands: They must be stretched to be effective.
— John Maxwell
A goal isn’t truly a goal until a time schedule has been worked out for its fulfillment. Once you have answered what you will do, you must then decide when you expect to complete it. Until that happens, a goal still lives in the land of dreams.
— John Stanko
We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.
— Benjamin Sweetland
Make one person happy each day and in forty years you have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least.
He who will live for others shall have great troubles, but they shall seem to him small. He who will live for himself shall have small troubles, but they shall seem to him great.
— William Inge
I owe a debt of gratitude to a lot of people who helped me attain my dreams, and I’m determined to help others.
— Tiger Woods
While women weep, as they do now, I will fight. While men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I will fight. While there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight. I’ll fight to the very end.
— William Booth, Inscribed at the entrance of the Salvation Army’s office in New York City
Like an ant carrying a morsel of bread to his dwelling place, greatness is often dragged by persons who seem too small.
— T.D. Jakes
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
— Hugh Cameron
God does not always choose great people to accomplish what He wishes, but He chooses a person who is wholly yielded to Him.
— Henrietta C. Mears
The people we admire are ordinary people that have been able to accomplish some extraordinary things. The things that make them extraordinary are things that we all possess.
— Rolf Benirschke
God is looking not for great people but for people who will dare to prove the greatness of their God.
— L.B. Cowman