I don’t give my word lightly, and I don’t ever break it.
— Vince Lombardi
There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity.
— Tom Peters
Dad was a man of absolute honesty, thoroughness and industriousness. His word was his bond. You didn’t need a contract with him. Everyone knew that whatever he said, he was going to do.
— Elizabeth Dole
I would rather go out of politics feeling that I had done what was right than stay in with the approval of all men, knowing in my heart that I had acted as I ought not to.
— Theodore Roosevelt
Making a decision usually means taking one of two roads. One is doing the right thing. To take the other road, you have to sit back and spin a story around the decision or action you are taking. If you find yourself thinking up an elaborate justification for what you are doing, you are not doing the right thing.
— Wayne Sales
To weep is to make less the depth of grief.
— William Shakespeare
Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
— Reginna Brett
I remember, after my grandfather’s death, seeing Dad in the hall with tears streaming down his face. I don’t think I had ever seen him cry before. I’m glad I did see him. It helped me know that it was okay for men to cry.
— Fred Rogers
Her little girl was late arriving home from school so the mother began to scold her daughter, but stopped and asked, “Why are you so late?”
“I had to help another girl. She was in trouble,” replied the daughter.
“What did you do to help her?”
“Oh, I sat down and helped her cry.”
It’s okay to let your children see you cry.
— Reginna Brett
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow.
— Helen Keller
Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
— George Meredith
To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character anyone can give. Do not let anyone see your mortification, but whatever you fancy people are saying about you, go on with your life as though nothing unpleasant has happened to you.
— W. Somerset Maugham
Perhaps only when human effort had done its best and failed, would God’s power alone be free to work.
— Corrie ten Boom
I learned the lesson about not fearing failure from my dad because I’ve seen him fail and know what a great man he is. Losing a campaign does not mean losing your integrity, or losing your decency or losing his standing in my eyes or in the eyes of honorable people. We must take risks in order to succeed and if it doesn’t work out for the moment, life itself will work out in the long run.
— George W. Bush
To save something each month develops self-control. This power frees one from fear and gives abiding courage.
— Samuel Reyburn
He that gets all he can honestly, and saves all he gets (except necessary expenses), will certainly become rich.
— Benjamin Franklin
Keep adding little to little, and soon there will be a great heap.
Financial freedom comes to people who save ten percent or more of their income throughout their lifetime.
— Brian Tracy
Never spend as much money as you earn. The smaller your expenditures are in proportion to your earnings the sooner you will become rich.
— E.W. Scripps
If you can identify what you still have energy to do while suffering from burnout, you’re well on your way to knowing what your life purpose is.
— John Stanko
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
— Howard Thurman
You were born with an inner guidance system that tells you when you are on or off purpose by the amount of joy you are experiencing. The things that bring you the greatest joy are in alignment with your purpose.
— Jack Canfield
What is the chief end of man? To glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.
— Westminster Shorter Catechism of the Presbyterian Church
You can easily take your purpose for granted because to you it’s second nature. What do you do that causes people to say, “Wow, how did you do that?”? You probably reply, “It was nothing.” In a sense, it was nothing to you because it was consistent with your purpose.
— John Stanko
Stepping out in faith always brings clarification of God’s plan.
— Charles Swindoll
Everything is possible for him who believes.
— Mark 9:23
Faith sings in your heart, no matter what assaults your soul.
— Lester Sumrall
Deep faith eliminates fear.
— Lech Walesa
All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
— James Clarke
Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping-stones of genius.
— Elbert Hubbard
Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the passion with which you take hold, but upon the bull-doggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.
— A.B. Meldrum
My golf is woeful, but I will never surrender.
— Bing Crosby
As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
— James 5:11