If you have faith in your future, you will have power in your present.
— John Maxwell
Faith is the radar that sees through the fog.
— Corrie ten Boom
Faith can give us courage to face the uncertainties of the future.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can go only so far, but faith has no limits.
— Blaise Pascal
When God lets you know what He wants to do through you, it will be something only God can do. What you believe about Him will determine what you do. If you have faith in the God who called you, you will obey Him; and He will bring to pass what He has purposed to do.
— Henry Blackaby
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
— Ambrose Redmoon
When standing against an unprincipled enemy, ask the Lord for invincible courage.
— Charles Swindoll
You build courage when courage seems to fail. You regain faith when there is little cause for faith, and create hope, when hope is lost.
— General Douglas MacArthur
Few men are born brave; many become so through training and force of discipline.
In any struggle true bravery lies within those who know that God is their ally.
— Leo Tolstoy
Nothing important, or meaningful, or beautiful, or interesting, or great, ever came out of imitations. What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
— Anna Quindlen
In the world to come, I shall not be asked, “Why were you not Moses?” I shall be asked, “Why were you not Zusya?”
— Rabbi Zusya
If life is to have meaning, and if God’s will is to be done, all of us have to accept who we are and what we are, give it back to God, and thank Him for the way He made us. What I am is God’s gift to me; what I do with it is my gift to Him.
— Warren Wiersbe
There’s plenty of intelligence in the world, but the courage to do things differently is in short supply.
— Marilyn vos Savant
Be yourself and don’t imitate anyone regardless of his success. The two most successful coaches in the history of college basketball, John Wooden and Adolph Rupp, had completely opposite personalities. So coach within your own makeup and be yourself.
— Dale Brown
Be willing to commit yourself to a course, perhaps a long and hard one, without being able to foresee exactly where you will come out.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
You’ll never achieve your dreams if they don’t become goals.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
— Mark Twain
Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will always be able to see farther.
— Zig Ziglar
There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, “Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course, I’ve got dreams.” Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, “How good or how bad am I?” That’s where courage comes in.
— Erma Bombeck
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
— Zig Ziglar
The vision and values stuff really matters. If there is no common goal, people put their own goals first.
— Charles Handy
I’ve built my career on a succession of goals. Hitting them – and sometimes missing them narrowly – has been the fuel, the impetus that has taken me from one level up to the next.
— Greg Norman
People who have direction and goals understand commitment and tenacity.
— T.D. Jakes
You have to have goals – singular ones and long-range ones. I wanted to make the Olympic team badly, and it only took me 12 years of training to do it. If you’re crazy enough, obstinate enough, dedicated enough, you can do almost anything. You just need the courage and patience to stay with it.
— Phil Mulkey
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
— John F. Kennedy
Definiteness of purpose encourages you to specialize, and specialization leads to perfection.
— Napoleon Hill
He who wishes to fulfill his mission in the world must be a man of one idea, that is, of one great overmastering purpose, overshadowing all his aims, and guiding and controlling his entire life.
— Julius Bate
A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.
— Thomas Carlyle
The achievement of goals does not provide an ongoing sense of happiness. On the contrary, if one depends upon ultimate triumph for his happiness, he is destined to experience a tremendous letdown after the short-term euphoria of victory wears off. Real happiness lies in the striving toward goals. You have to have a purpose in life that does not fade away once you achieve a goal or reach a milestone.
— Robert Ringer
Don’t let the sensation of fear convince you that you’re too weak to have courage. Fear is the opportunity for courage, not proof of cowardice.
— John McCain
Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small steps.
— David George
With any fear, you have to face it head-on. It’s your only way to progress. Your biggest fears contain your biggest opportunities to develop as a human being.
— Annika Sorenstam
Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.
— Rudyard Kipling
Do not listen to yourself when the little voice of fear inside of you rears its ugly head and says, “They are all smarter than you out there. They are more talented, they are taller, blonder, prettier, luckier and have connections. They have a cousin who took out Meryl Streep’s baby-sitter.” Give credence at all to that voice, and your worst fears will surely come true.
— Neil Simon