Our love of God is tested by the question of whether we seek Him or His gifts.
— Ralph Sockman
The fullest, most meaningful way in which to experience life is to live in a relationship with God through the power and grace afforded us by Jesus.
— Tom Osborne
The Lord has meant a great deal to me. I became a Christian one year before I took over the Dallas Cowboys and He’s been with me all these days here in Dallas and has meant a tremendous amount to me.
— Tom Landry
That big smile people see on the outside comes from a place deep within me that isn’t affected by any of those day-to-day matters.
— Mary Lou Retton
I have played and lived one way my whole life – full speed ahead, on my own terms, in my own strength and brushing aside any hint of personal heartache, fear or frailty. Looking back, it is easy to see why that approach was destined to leave me alone, empty and without hope. I now know there is a better way. God’s way.
— Michelle Akers
Happiness has more to do with what you do with what you have than with what you have.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
Happiness is like perfume; you can’t pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself.
— James Van Der Zee
Happiness is a byproduct of something greater, not an end in itself. Happiness cannot be pursued and caught, anymore than one can pursue a sunny day, put it in a bottle, and then bring it out on a rainy day to enjoy. True happiness comes from a different pursuit – the pursuit of God.
— Billy Graham
There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.
I believe the recipe for happiness to be just enough money to pay the monthly bills, a little surplus to give you confidence, a little too much work each day, enthusiasm for your work, a substantial share of good health, a couple of real friends and a wife and children to share life’s beauty with you.
— J. Kenfield Morley
I try to have peace of mind. If you have that, you are a mental millionaire. It doesn’t cost anything.
— Chi Chi Rodriguez
Success is being able to come home, lay your head on the pillow and sleep in peace.
— Hershel Walker
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
— John 14:27
Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of God no matter what the conflict.
Did I find peace of mind by winning a national championship in basketball in 1964? Then a second, a third, a fourth, and so on? No. I had my peace of mind as a coach long before a national championship was ever won.
— John Wooden
The hardest thing for me was realizing that, even though I was a great success, I was really nothing without God.
— Chris Carter
I believe that if you yield your life to God, and seek to know Him better, then He will give you a proper perspective on life.
— Tom Osborne
We miss the point if we are praying just to get answers or reading our Bible just for information. The focus of these disciplines should be to develop and maintain an active, close and loving relationship with God through Christ.
— Anne Graham Lotz
In thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
— Psalm 16:11 (KJV)
People sing in the shower because they sound better in there. You get that little echo off the walls. I may be the best shower singer of all time. When I belt out “How Great Thou Art,” I believe God is pleased by the expression of praise and talent coming from the Toski bathroom. God can hear me longer, now that I have a 30-gallon water tank.
— Bob Toski
The secret of happiness? Enjoy small pleasures.
— Samuel Smiles
The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.
— Robert Ingersoll
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied.
— Jonathan Edwards
Paraplegics and lottery winners do not differ significantly in their degree of reported happiness. If you will cease comparing yourself and your success with others and learn to attend more fully to the simple joyful moments of life, you are more likely to feel sweetly successful.
— Dr. Paul Pearsall
When you have shut the doors, and darkened your room, remember never to say that you are alone; for God is within.
The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
— 1 Peter 5:10
There may be those on earth who dress better or eat better, but those who enjoy the peace of God sleep better.
— L. Thomas Holdcraft
In the greatest difficulties, in the heaviest trials, in the deepest poverty and necessities, God has never failed me: the financial balance for the entire Inland China Mission yesterday was twenty-five cents. Praise the Lord! Twenty-five cents – plus all the promises of God.
— J. Hudson Taylor
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
— Isaiah 41:10
Not even close, but it was a good second.
—Alison Nicholas, when asked if winning the U.S. Open was the best thing that ever happened to her, even more important than her deeply held religious beliefs
I try to work with God as a partner.
— Gary Player
Often people engaged in highly competitive enterprises believe that matters of faith hinder effective performance. My experience has led me to believe that spiritual preparation contributes to effective performance no matter what the arena.
— Tom Osborne
Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.
— Dr. Bob Pierce
Because golf is an individual sport, when you do well, you tend to feel as though you are the one who’s doing it, that you are the one in control of it, that you are the one who’s deserving of it. But when God opens your eyes and makes you realize that everything you have is a result of Him and that you’re totally dependent on Him, it makes a huge difference. It’s important for me to know that I can rest in the fact that God – not Steve Lowery – is in control of my life.
— Steve Lowery