It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
— Henry Ford
Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.
— Benjamin Franklin
If I could take one thing forward from my Everest experiences, it would be the Sherpas’ ability to live in the present, to understand that each moment is a present and that we are given it, in fact, gifted it.
— Alan Hobson
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
— Carl Sandburg
Many of us go through life with the brakes on. The brakes of fear, the brakes of procrastination, the brakes of unworthiness, the brakes of negative thinking. These prevent us from giving all that we have to give and sharing all that we have to share. You cannot live as though you have a thousand years to accomplish your goals. You are here today, but you may be gone tomorrow.
— Les Brown
Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.
— W. Clement Stone
Don’t turn your back on your fears; face them down.
— Annika Sorenstam
Instead of thinking about the fear and the negative consequences, concentrate on what you will get if you push yourself through this fear.
— Anthony Robbins
We only fear when we forget who walks beside us.
— Hans Wilhelm
I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown; and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: Turn back, turn back, you’ll die if you venture too far.
— Erica Jong
Faith is not believing that God can, but that God will.
— Abraham Lincoln
At the beginning of every act of faith, there is often a seed of fear.
— Max Lucado
Reason is the enemy of faith.
— Martin Luther
Faith is only worthy of the name when it erupts into action.
— Catherine Marshall
We have heard of many people who trusted God too little, but have you ever heard of anyone who trusted Him too much.
— J. Hudson Taylor
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
I tried both honoring myself and honoring God, and life seemed to make more sense when I put God first.
— Tom Osborne
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
— Psalm 37:4
If God is anything we ought to make Him everything; you cannot put God in second place.
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon
When Christ becomes our central focus – our reason for existence – contentment replaces our anxiety as well as our fears and insecurities.
— Charles Swindoll
Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
— Matthew 6:33
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
Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots.
— Steve Allen
Fear promotes failure. Humor controls fear.
— Tim McCarver
Good humor may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.
— William Thackeray
Many of the most successful men I know never grew up. They retained bubbling-over boyishness. They relished wit, they indulged in humor.
— B.C. Forbes