To be a mother is the greatest vocation in the world. No being has a position of such great power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations; for to her is necessarily committed the making of the nation’s citizens.
— Hannah Whitehall Smith
I looked on child-rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.
— Rose Kennedy
Motherhood is the most important of all professions – requiring more knowledge than any other department in human affairs.
— Elizabeth Stanton
Contrary to what feminist propaganda has claimed, it is not oppression, subjugation or abdication of any feminine quality-of-life potential to marry a man, be proud of your bonding, rejoice in your gifts and sacrifices for your marriage and family, and derive pleasure and sustenance from your role as a wife and mother.
— Dr. Laura Schlessinger
I would much rather be known as the mother of a great son or a great daughter than the author of a great book or the painter of a great masterpiece.
— Rose Kennedy
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
— Napoleon Hill
The longest voyages make the richest returns.
— Matthew Henry
That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our power to do has increased.
— Heber Grant
Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
— Samuel Johnson
There are but two roads that lead to an important goal and to the doing of great things: strength and perseverance. Strength is the lot of but a few privileged men; but austere perseverance, harsh and continuous, may be employed by the smallest of us and rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistibly greater with time.
— Johann von Goethe
I have so much to do that I must spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it.
— John Wesley
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
— James 5:16
To men who think praying their main business does God commit the keys of His kingdom, and by them does He work His spiritual wonders in this world.
— E.M. Bounds
I have found the greatest power in the world is the power of prayer.
— Cecil B. DeMille
The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless works and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.
— Samuel Chadwick
I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me.
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Prayer is the secret of power.
— Evan Roberts
When you pray for our nation, God will change things – and He will change you in a way that will touch your country.
— Stormie Omartian
A sinning man will stop praying. A praying man will stop sinning.
— Leonard Ravenhill
Prayer is not bending God’s will to ours, but our will to God’s. In prayer, we tap vast reservoirs of spiritual power whereby God can find fuller entrance into the hearts of men.
— G. Ashton Oldham
Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes, nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power, and it is to serve people.
— George Bush
Very few burdens are heavy if everyone lifts.
— Sy Wise
The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won’t have time to envy the man above him.
— Henrietta Mears
You have the power to make someone’s day.
— Dan Zadra
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain:
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
— Emily Dickinson
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
Knowledge is the antidote to fear.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
From now on the key is knowledge. The world is becoming not labor intensive, not materials intensive, not energy intensive, but knowledge intensive.
— Peter Drucker
Knowledge is power, knowledge is safety and knowledge is happiness.
— Thomas Jefferson
No one is without knowledge except him who asks no questions.
— West African Proverb
Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge – broad, deep knowledge – is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low.
— Helen Keller