Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Power of Faith

Contrary to reason, faith regards the invisible things as already materialized.
Martin Luther

Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible.
Corrie ten Boom

There is no limit to the inexhaustible power of God, and an “atom of faith” can blast a whole range of material mountains.
Howard Carter

Faith changes hope into reality.
Kenneth Hagin

To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can keep the future open. Man, surrounded by facts, permitting himself no surprise, no intuitive flash, no great hypothesis, no risk, is in a locked cell.
Lillian Smith

A Balanced Life

Having a healthy, balanced life is essential for superior results. You cannot be fully engaged in your work if you are tired or worried about something else.
Marilyn Tam

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent.
Barbara Bush

Maybe the most important thing I learned from my dad is how to balance family and business. This is not always easy. My memory as a boy is that he was home every night. When he walked in the door, his mind was on his wife and his five kids – not the office.
Brian Roberts

Effective leaders seek balance in their personal and professional lives. Imbalance in one or the other creates vulnerability in both. Physical fitness is crucial. So is mental and moral fitness.
John Wooden

There are many games to be played and, hopefully, they’re not just basketball games. There are dances to be danced, pianos to be played and cheers to be cheered. I want to play those games too. I don’t want to be one-dimensional and have my whole life revolve around a series of screens and picks to produce a basket.
Mike Krzyzewski

The Power of Courage

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
Herodotus

There are periods when to dare is the highest wisdom.
William Channing

If we insist upon being as sure as is conceivable, in every step of our course, we must be content to creep along the ground, and can never soar.
Cardinal John Newman

If you risk nothing then you risk everything.
Geena Davis

When you take a risk and accept the challenge of change, you stretch yourself. You build reserves of courage that will grow with you. The next challenge isn’t as scary. The ground is more familiar, the obstacles don’t loom as large and you’re more agile in scaling them.
Vickie Milazzo

Love Being a Father

Of all the great things that have happened to me, the best thing I did was to be a father.
Larry King

Daddy was with me the day I became a daddy and he became a grandpa. I will never forget what he said as he held his first grandson in his arms. He looked at me and said, “Bill, you are a rich man.”
Bill Holton

I think that I’m a great father. It’s by far the most important thing to me. Got to put in a lot of extra work and give them affection and really listen to what they have to say. And try to pick their brains a little.
Mark Calcavecchia

Fatherhood exercised a responsible part of me that needed the workout. The grim awareness of a crying child at 3 a.m. is more than balanced by the satisfaction (not just the relief) of getting him to fall asleep on your shoulder twenty minutes later. I felt needed, and when he began to recognize me and went to sleep right away, I felt like a champ. When he eats my roast chicken or gobbles the sautéed liver, I swell.
Gil Eisner

Overcome Adversity

Most of my major disappointments have turned out to be blessings in disguise. So whenever anything bad does happen to me, I kind of sit back and feel, well, if I give this enough time, it’ll turn out that this was good, so I won’t worry about it too much.
William Gaines

When hard times come we easily get discouraged. But behind the clouds God is still present, and can even use them to water our souls with unexpected blessings.
Billy Graham

All the hardships I encountered provided me with the determination, capacity for hard work, efficiency and a positive outlook on life that have been so helpful to me in realizing my professional career.
Mildred Dresselhaus

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Sigmund Freud

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, “I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” Then repeat to yourself the most comforting of all words, “This too shall pass.”
Ann Landers

The Power of Action

People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they’ve done.
Cullen Hightower

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Lowell

If you put everything off till you’re sure of it, you’ll get nothing done.
Norman Vincent Peale

You don’t think much of my methods. I don’t either. But I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it.
D.L. Moody

Taking action can work a peculiar magic. It can cure you (at least for the length of the performance) of a whole variety of ailments. Migraine headaches, miserable colds or toothaches will suddenly disappear as you’re up there going through your paces.
Barbara Harris

The Measure of Your Success

In the sphere of material things, giving means being rich. Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Erich Fromm

The measure of a life, after all is not its duration but its donation.
Corrie ten Boom

Success shouldn’t be measured by how much you have but by how much you give back.
Danny Villanueva

Giving has nothing to do with the availability of spare money. You give because it is the right thing to do. It’s impossible to experience prosperity if you don’t give. In fact, giving is the supreme indicator of prosperity.
Wes Beavis