Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Power of Knowledge

Those who are successful are those who have known more than the average person considers necessary.
F.D. Van Ambergh

Try to do what you already know; and in doing so, you will in good time discover the hidden things you now inquire about.
Rembrandt

Knowledge is like money; to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.
Louis L’Amour

The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.
Proverbs 18:15

Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
Lord Chesterfield

Heaven

I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world.
Martin Luther

If I find myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
C.S. Lewis

Although we have to struggle through this one brief hour of toil and conflict, an hour with God in glory will make up for it all.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

The love of heaven makes one heavenly.
William Shakespeare

One evening a little girl was taking a walk with her father. Looking up at the stars she exclaimed, “Daddy, if the wrong side of heaven is so beautiful, what must the right side be like?”
Billy Graham

The Negative Committee

You can turn any negative thought into a positive if you work at it. It often does need a conscious effort, but it’s worth it.
Gary Player

It is safe to say that no cynic has ever played in a World Series.
Donald Honig

Your mind is the biggest barrier to doing something. Once you start believing in limitations, they become real.
John Moniak

Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.
Shirley MacLaine

Most people who never achieve their dreams are not held back by difficult circumstances. They are not stopped by lack of opportunity or because strong men oppose them. They fail simply because they don’t believe they can succeed.
Pat Williams

The Right Pace

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.
Bonnie Friedman

There’s an old Italian proverb: “The person who goes quietly, goes with health and goes far.” Hurrying up and using a lot of shortcuts doesn’t get us very far at all.
Fred Rogers

Slow down, for whatever you really want will be there when you get there. If you work toward it without stress, without pressing. If, proceeding under God’s guidance and in His smooth and unhurried tempo, it is not there, then it was not supposed to be there.
Norman Vincent Peale

My father seems pretty comfortable being in the present moment, and he is never in a hurry. He takes life at his own pace, and he loves the people in his life the same way – slow and steady. He never gives the impression that he’s looking over your shoulder to see if someone more interesting or more important is approaching.
Amy Grant

The Power of a Plan

If we do not define our day and put demands on it, the day will define us, rule us and squeeze us into its own mold.
Todd Duncan

A good plan executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
General George Patton

When you learn to take charge of your schedule and manage your commitments instead of letting them manage you, you’ll discover a new sense of calm and control that spills over into every area of your life.
Mary Lou Retton

Plan your work. Without a system, you’ll feel swamped.
Norman Vincent Peale

An intelligent plan is the first step to success. People who plan know where they are going, know what progress they are making and have a pretty good idea when they will arrive. Planning is the open road to your destination. If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?
Basil Walsh

The Downside of Fame

It’s not that I’m not grateful for all this attention. It’s just that fame and fortune ought to add up to more than fame and fortune.
Robert Fulgham

If I’m such a legend, why am I so lonely?
Judy Garland

No matter how hard I try, I’m never going to be the perfect person. The one time I tell somebody that I’m tired and that I don’t want to sign another autograph, that person gets a whole different feeling about Michael Jordan. So my job really never ends.
Michael Jordan

Fame is a pearl many dive for and only few bring up. Even when they do, it is not perfect and they sigh for more, and lose better things in struggling for them.
Louisa May Alcott

I love playing tennis and I love winning titles. But I realized I wouldn’t be any happier in my life in general if I won or lost. Sure, in the tennis part of my life I’d be much happier. But winning, money, riches or fame doesn’t make you happy. For my tennis career, this is great. But as far as being Venus, it doesn’t really make a huge difference.
Venus Williams

Character Required for Success

It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Character is just as important as ability. Once in a while I’ve hired a player for his ability over his character; and every time, the team has paid for it.
Don Shula

Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.
Mignon McLaughlin

The essence of God’s teaching is that true greatness lies in character, not in ability or position.
A.W. Tozer

No matter how appealing shortcuts may look, don’t take them. They never pay off in the long run. The worst of all shortcuts are the ones that chip away at your character. No kind of gain – whether it be in power, relationships, possessions or position – is worth the price of your integrity.
John Maxwell