Your future is a direct derivative of the plans you place in motion today.
— T.D. Jakes
We honor God when we think big, when we pray big, when we plan big.
— Bill Bright
Once you have written your plan, read it aloud to yourself at least once every day. This fuels your obsession and reinforces its nature in your mind.
— Napoleon Hill
Those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
— Proverbs 14:22
Every plan may not be flawless and may require adjustments as you go along, but even the weakest plan forces the planner to prepare. And when you prepare you will be better able to handle the inevitable and unforeseeable bumps on the road toward your goal.
— T.D. Jakes
People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
— John Harrigan
Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low, could still be saved.
— Søren Kierkegard
Everybody can like somebody’s strengths and somebody’s good looks. But can you like somebody’s weaknesses? Can you accept him for his inabilities? That’s what we have to do. That’s what love is. It’s not just the good things.
— Vince Lombardi
Love your children unconditionally. This means you love them no matter what. It doesn’t mean you can’t get upset with them; it just means you can’t punish them by withholding your love when you’re mad.
— Elaine St. James
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
— John Ruskin
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
— Victor Hugo
Talent minus hard work equals zero success.
— Earl Woods
People with real talent pay no attention to people who question their dreams. When they fail, they pick themselves up and start chasing the dream again. They understand that they will be happy chasing their dreams even if they don’t achieve them, because a person who is chasing a dream is a person who is excited, vital and alive.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
— John Bunyan
When one helps another, both gain in strength.
— Ecuadorian proverb
The greatest secret to making money and being successful is helping other people make money and be successful.
— Deepak Chopra
If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help him with it.
— Exodus 23:5
I have been involved in my community in volunteerism, so I’m very high on helping other folks. And how nice it was to learn that one can get endorphins when you help other people. It’s the same high as runners high, but you only get it from a face-to-face situation, not by just writing a check.
— Rory Sparrow
My kids are in their late 40s now. Recently I grabbed my oldest son Billy and told him, “I love you. I think you’re terrific, and I’m so proud you’re mine.” His eyes filled with tears and he said, “Thanks, I really needed that, Dad.”
— Bill Glass
Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute “presents” for “presence.”
— Dr. Anthony Witham
My mom started writing me little notes and cards from the time I was just a little girl. I would keep them in a shoebox under my bed. As the years have gone by, the shoeboxes have become bigger boxes – and I have many of them.
— Jane Clayson
Love – real love – demands that you do what is best for your child, not necessarily what your child wants you to do, or what is easiest for you.
— Zig Ziglar
One of the great legacies my father left us, as well as countless friends and neighbors, was never failing to say “I love you” each day to every member of his family. His example even now touches many others as I’m told by them time and again how watching him with his family motivated them to be more open and tender about expressing love for their families.
— Karl Engemann
To love is to find pleasure in the happiness of the person loved.
— Gottfried Leibniz
No can be a love word.
— Ron Palmer
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
— Thomas Merton
To love is to give one’s time. We never give the impression that we care when we are in a hurry.
— Paul Tournier
Loving means devoting yourself to people, but not to changing them. When I devote myself to the people in my life all our lives improve. While I am telling them how to meet my expectations, no one is happy. As soon as I accept them as they are and start caring about them and trying to make their lives easier, everyone is happier and wonderful things start happening.
— Dr. Bernie Siegel
You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others.
— Henry Drummond
Oh, the great joy there is in helping others, perhaps the greatest joy. You cannot have a perfect day without helping others with no thought of getting something in return.
— John Wooden
To devote a portion of one’s leisure to doing something for someone else is one of the highest forms of recreation.
— Gerald Fitzgerald
To give help when it is asked for is friendship. To give appropriate help before it is asked for is love.
— Dr. Theodore Rubin
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
— St. Francis of Assisi