Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us.
— Billy Graham
I believe in God, the creator and ruler of the universe. I hold that a man’s religious faith is the greatest single force in his life for good.
— Andy Kerr
You will never grow a close relationship with God by just attending church once a week or even having a daily quiet time. Friendship with God is built by sharing all your life experiences with Him.
— Rick Warren
“Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
— John 4:14
I believe that players who truly are intent on honoring God with their lives and with their play make a difference. The spiritual atmosphere on our team, although not perfect, was generally conducive to mutual respect and self-sacrifice. It certainly enhanced the chemistry of our team.
— Tom Osborne
Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.
— Bill Cosby
I loved those years of being Mr. Mom. One of the saddest days in my life was when Jennifer said, “Dad, I can wash my own hair.”
— Billy Crystal
It’s quite astonishing: I see most of these fathers all year. Depending on the week, a few might be happy, and some are never happy. At this father-and-son tournament, they are all happy, every round, every day.
— Gary Player
When these parenting years have passed, something precious will have flickered and gone out of my life. Thus, I am resolved to enjoy every day that remains in this fathering era.
— Dr. James Dobson
Becoming a father fulfilled my life because it added a sense of immortality, with my life and spirit being passed on to future generations through my children. It also enabled me to relive my childhood through the disguise of being a parent, as I play with my children and their toys. I think each one of us maintains our childhood memories and fantasies. Being a parent allows us to release them.
— Dave Shewmon
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.
— John Piper
Down inside we have a longing for God – what Pascal called “the vacuum which God left behind.”
— Billy Graham
When I get out of touch with God, I flounder. Power seems to ebb away, and that restless feeling returns. When God is in control of my life, that gnawing sense of dissatisfaction is gone.
— Tom Landry
You have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.
— St. Augustine
The Olympic medal was an outstanding accomplishment for our team, but it really didn’t change my inner life one bit. Only God could do that, and He did!
— Steve Janaszak
Living on purpose requires us to find what we love fiercely, give it all we’ve got, and then pass it on, as if it were a torch, to those who follow.
— Dawna Markova
Until your purpose lines up with God’s purpose, you will never be happy or fulfilled.
— Charles Stanley
The true Christian is the true citizen, lofty of purpose, resolute in endeavor, ready for a hero’s deeds, but never looking down on his task because it is cast in the day of small things.
— Theodore Roosevelt
Be life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.
— David Starr
You do not have within yourself all the pieces to your puzzle. Everyone carries with them at least one and probably many pieces to someone else’s puzzle. And when you present your piece, which is worthless to you, to another, you are a messenger from the Most High.
— Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Whenever we do what we can, we immediately can do more.
— James Clarke
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Winning isn’t everything, but making the effort to win is.
— Vince Lombardi
If you don’t invest very much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much and winning isn’t very exciting.
— Dick Vermeil
Those who truly have the spirit of champions are never wholly happy with an easy win. Half the satisfaction stems from knowing it was the time and effort you invested that led to your high achievement.
— Nicole Haislett
Every person who has become successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that failures dislike doing and will not do.
— John Maxwell
The satisfaction is in the striving.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
If you’re going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price than your opponent.
— Bud Wilkinson
It’s a circle. Work and confidence. And more work and more confidence.
— Darrell Royal
When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.
— Pauline Kezer
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
— Blaise Pascal
I have never met a soul who has set out to satisfy the Lord and has not been satisfied himself.
— Watchman Nee
The ultimate purpose for each of us who knows God is to love Him and enjoy His presence.
— Madame Guyon
Desire only God, and your heart will be satisfied.
— St. Augustine
God is more than our rewarder; He is our reward.
— David Young