We pray for silver, but God often gives us gold instead.
— Martin Luther
We look upon prayer as a means for getting things for ourselves; the Bible idea of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.
— Oswald Chambers
The best disposition for praying is that of being desolate, forsaken, stripped of everything.
— St. Augustine
If you want to be able to pray better, you must be able to pray more.
Prayer is a joy. Prayer is the sunshine of God’s love, prayer is hope of eternal happiness, prayer is the burning flame of God’s love for you and for me. Let us pray for each other, for this is the best way to love one another.
— Mother Teresa
It’s hard to dislike people for whom we pray.
— H.L. Sidney Lear
Prayer is not only asking, but an attitude of mind which produces the atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural.
— Oswald Chambers
It may be that he can only sigh, stammer, and mutter. But as long as it is a request brought before God, God will hear it and understand it.
— Karl Barth
The greatest tragedy is not an unanswered prayer, but an unoffered prayer.
I believe the old cliché, “God helps those who help themselves,” is not only misleading but often dead wrong. My most spectacular answers to prayers have come when I was so helpless, so out of control as to be able to do nothing at all for myself.
— Catherine Marshall
With a determined effort any leader can develop some degree of charisma. Like good leadership, charisma starts with an enthusiastic, positive, joyful approach to life in general. This inner strength, when properly cultivated and expressed, strikes a chord in others, enabling a leader to bring out the best in them.
— John Bahnsen
The truly successful businessman is essentially a dissenter, a rebel who is seldom if ever satisfied with the status quo.
— J. Paul Getty
It’s a mark of real leadership to take the lead in getting to know people. Next time you are in a large group, observe something very significant: the most important person present is the one person most active in introducing himself.
— David Schwartz
The man who is worthy of being a leader of men will never complain about the stupidity of his helpers, the ingratitude of mankind nor the inappreciation of the public. To meet them and overcome them and not to go down before them in disgust, discouragement or defeat – that is the final proof of power.
— William Boetcker
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
— Stephen Covey
To keep from being overwhelmed by adversity, I work hard to keep my priorities in order. The priorities in my life, ranked in descending order, are: God, family, others, football.
— Bobby Bowden
Without ever knowing it, we are assaulted by a high note of urgency all the time. We end up pacing ourselves to the city rhythm whether or not it’s our own. In time we grow hard of hearing to the rest of the world. Like a violinist stuck next to the timpani, we may lose the ability to hear our own instrument.
— Ellen Goodman
Start every day with the most important thing you have to do. Save the less important tasks for later.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Figure out what your top two or three priorities are, spend your time and energy on them, and let the rest go. Simply accept that it’s not possible to do it all, and that it’s all right if you don’t – in fact, it’s immeasurably better if you don’t. You can have a happy and fulfilling life while doing only part of it. People have done that successfully for years.
— Elaine St. James