Like an ant carrying a morsel of bread to his dwelling place, greatness is often dragged by persons who seem too small.
— T.D. Jakes
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
— Hugh Cameron
God does not always choose great people to accomplish what He wishes, but He chooses a person who is wholly yielded to Him.
— Henrietta C. Mears
The people we admire are ordinary people that have been able to accomplish some extraordinary things. The things that make them extraordinary are things that we all possess.
— Rolf Benirschke
God is looking not for great people but for people who will dare to prove the greatness of their God.
— L.B. Cowman
Do something just for fun. Pleasure is one of life’s essential nutrients.
— Cheryl Richardson
Our minds need relaxation, and give way
Unless we mix with work a little play.
— Jean Moliére
Unfortunately, many people do not consider fun an important item on their daily agenda. For me, that was always high priority in whatever I was doing.
— Charles “Chuck” Yeager
Take time every day to do something silly.
— Philipa Walker
Once in a while try making a point of actually playing the way you did as a child. Go to the park, climb in a swing, and try to touch the limb of a nearby tree with your toes. Pull out your son’s skateboard and enjoy the way the technology has improved since you rode one of your own.
— Thomas Kinkade
The measure of an enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events. It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart.
— Edwin Teale
It’s important to keep trying to do what you think is right no matter how hard it is or how often you fail.
— John Wooden
You learn you can do your best even when it’s hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.
— Joe Namath
As long as a person doesn’t admit he is defeated, he is not defeated – he’s just a little behind, and isn’t through fighting.
— Darrell Royal
Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired. You’ve always got to make the mind take over and keep going.
— General George Patton
You must adapt to change, and condition yourself to see it as an opportunity to improve yourself, not as a window to failure.
— Rick Pitino
Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
—George Bernard Shaw
Change means the unknown. It means, too many people cry, insecurity. Nonsense! No one from the beginning of time has had security.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
See change as opportunity, not threat.
— Jack Welch
Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
— King Whitney, Jr.
A strong body makes the mind strong.
— Thomas Jefferson
Running helps me be more productive. I’ll be running until I’m a little old lady.
— Claudine Schneider, Congresswoman
Keep fit. Physical fitness is an essential part of the best-run companies – and that includes CEOs.
— T. Boone Pickens
I cannot empathize with people who say they have no time to exercise their bodies. If they only knew the added enjoyment they would get out of their business and personal lives if they committed an hour a day to staying fit – not to mention the mental benefits – they would do so, starting today. To those who say, “I do not have the time,” I say, “Make the time.”
— Gary Player
Everyone wants to be around somebody who can bring cheer and humor to any situation, and optimistic people have a way of finding good things around every corner.
— Mary Lou Retton
I never lost the inherent belief that I could win and that I could beat anyone and everyone. It didn’t always translate into wins. What it did do was to always keep me in there.
— Jack Nicklaus
My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.
— Michael Jordan
God didn’t put me on this earth to be a loser. I’m a winner.
— Sparky Anderson
Counter your negative thinking with optimistic thinking. This means developing a more optimistic attitude. Focus on the reasons you will succeed. Make a list of the reasons why you will play well.
— Patrick Cohn
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
— Joseph Addison
A full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.
— Mark Twain
Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
— Lord Brougham
More people have to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court. If they took the idea that they could escape poverty through education, I think it would make a more basic and long-lasting change in the way things are done.
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
It is the studying that you do after your school days that really counts. Otherwise, you know only that which everyone else knows.
— Henry Doherty