Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us.
— Billy Graham
I believe in God, the creator and ruler of the universe. I hold that a man’s religious faith is the greatest single force in his life for good.
— Andy Kerr
You will never grow a close relationship with God by just attending church once a week or even having a daily quiet time. Friendship with God is built by sharing all your life experiences with Him.
— Rick Warren
“Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
— John 4:14
I believe that players who truly are intent on honoring God with their lives and with their play make a difference. The spiritual atmosphere on our team, although not perfect, was generally conducive to mutual respect and self-sacrifice. It certainly enhanced the chemistry of our team.
— Tom Osborne
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
Whenever we do what we can, we immediately can do more.
— James Clarke
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Winning isn’t everything, but making the effort to win is.
— Vince Lombardi
If you don’t invest very much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much and winning isn’t very exciting.
— Dick Vermeil
Those who truly have the spirit of champions are never wholly happy with an easy win. Half the satisfaction stems from knowing it was the time and effort you invested that led to your high achievement.
— Nicole Haislett
Every person who has become successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that failures dislike doing and will not do.
— John Maxwell
The satisfaction is in the striving.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
If you’re going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price than your opponent.
— Bud Wilkinson
It’s a circle. Work and confidence. And more work and more confidence.
— Darrell Royal
When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.
— Pauline Kezer
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
— Blaise Pascal
I have never met a soul who has set out to satisfy the Lord and has not been satisfied himself.
— Watchman Nee
The ultimate purpose for each of us who knows God is to love Him and enjoy His presence.
— Madame Guyon
Desire only God, and your heart will be satisfied.
— St. Augustine
God is more than our rewarder; He is our reward.
— David Young
Winning the Nobel prize wasn’t half as exciting as doing the work itself.
— Maria Mayer
Hard physical labor is the most underrated joy in life. It keeps you young in mind and body.
— Sam Jerzak
Work is a good word. When we work hard at something we enjoy and feel good about, we feel good about ourselves again and again and again.
— Mike Krzyewski
Work is much more fun than fun.
— Noel Coward
Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.
— Mary Lou Retton
A life is not important except in the impact it has on others.
— Jackie Robinson
My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world.
— Faye Wattleton
I’d like to be remembered as a good friend to most everyone whose life I’ve touched; as someone who has maybe meant something to them and helped them in some way.
— Sam Walton
I’ve never valued my worth in terms of how big my kingdom is. I’ve valued it based on the impact that I’m having.
— Janiece Webb
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.
— Woodrow Wilson