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The Bible: He wrote it - we quote it! Why quote others?

Bees gather honey from a lot of flowers so speakers need to gather nectar from a lot of sources

If you haven’t struck oil in the first three minutes, stop boring – George Jessel

The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own – Charles Spurgeon



E-Clips . . . quotes gathered through
three decades of Kris’ reading and study

updated 1/1/15



Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat - Theodore Roosevelt

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult - Seneca

The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore - Dale Carnegie

Those who dare, do, those who dare not, do not - John Mason

To dare is to lose one's footing temporarily. To not dare is to lose oneself - Soren Kierkegaard


Death is not a period that signals the end, but a comma that punctuates that there is more ahead

There are no pockets in shrouds - Jewish Proverb

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box - Italian Proverb

When Benjamin Franklin was about to die, he asked that a picture of Christ on the cross should be so placed in his bedroom that he could look, as he said, "upon the form of the Silent Sufferer." He wrote in advance the epitaph to be on his gravestone: "The body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer, like the cover of an old book, it's contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding, lies here...Yet the Work itself shall not be lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by the Author"

Guy on his deathbed called in his accountant and auto dealer. They drew in close on his right and left hands - “I just wanted to die like Jesus right between two thieves”

When it’s my time to die I want to go quietly and peacefully, like my grandfather did, in his sleep, not like the other screaming passengers in his car!

No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee - John Donne

The taste of death (Heb 2:9), the sting of death (1 Cor 15:55), the fear of death (Heb 2:15)

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory is a benediction - Bessie A. Stanley

TANCREDO NEVES (President of Brazil ): During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency. Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died.

CAZUZA (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet): During a show in Canecï (Rio de Janeiro ), whilst smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said: "God, that's for you." He died at the age of 32 of AIDS in a horrible manner.

THE MAN WHO BUILT THE TITANIC: After the construction of the Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be. With an ironic tone he said: "Not even God can sink it" The result: I think you all know what happened to the Titanic

MARILYN MONROE: She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show. He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her. After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said: "I don't need your Jesus". A week later, she was found dead in her apartment.

BON SCOTT: The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang: "Don't stop me, I'm going down all the way, down the highway to hell". On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his own vomit.

CAMPINAS/SP IN 2005: In Campinas, Brazil a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend. The mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter - holding her hand, who was already seated in the car: "MY DAUGHTER, GO WITH GOD AND MAY HE PROTECT YOU." She responded: "ONLY IF HE (GOD) TRAVELS IN THE TRUNK, CAUSE INSIDE HERE IT'S ALREADY FULL".  Hours later, news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died, the car could not be recognized what type of car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact. The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none were broken

Funeral director signed his letters, “eventually yours”

The book of Numbers is a 40-year funeral march, 1.2 million deaths, 14,508 days - 85 deaths per day, 7 funerals per hour in 12-hour days

I'm not afraid of death. It's just that I don't want to be there when it happens - Woody Allen

From dust thou art to dust returneth, was not spoken of the soul - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer, like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding, lies here...Yet the Work itself shall not be lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by the Author - Epitaph of Benjamin Franklin

When Christ calls me Home I shall go with the gladness of a boy bounding away from school - Adoniram Judson

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come - Rabindranath Tagore

Living is death; dying is life. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that, citizens; on this side, orphans, on that, children; on this side, captives; on that, freemen; on this side, disguised, unknown; on that, disclosed and proclaimed as the sons of God - Henry Ward Beecher

I am standing on the seashore. A ship spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. I stand watching her until she fades on the horizon, and someone at my side says, "She is gone." Gone where? The loss of sight is in me, not in her. Just at the moment when someone says, "She is gone," there are others who are watching her coming. Other voices take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!" That is dying - Henry Scott Holland

This world is to be likened to the porch; the world to come unto the palace - The Talmud

Death is like turning a page in a book by an author we have learned to love and trust - William Merrill

“What shall we do with you when you are dead?”-“Anything you like, if you can catch me” - Socrates

Some people who decide to turn to God at the eleventh hour die at 10:30

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity - Seneca

If you’re not in the obits, do the splits!

I get up each morning, dust off my wits, pick up the paper and read the obits, if my name is missing, I know I’m not dead, so I eat a good breakfast and go back to bed

I still want to kick the devil before I kick the bucket - Reinhard Bonnke

Faith makes a Christian. Life proves a Christian. Trial confirms a Christian. Death crowns a Christian

Did any man at his death, ever regret his conflicts with himself, his victories over appetite, his scorn of impure pleasure, or his sufferings for righteousness’ sake? - W.E. Channing

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once - Shakespeare

The end of a dissolute life is a desperate death

Tombs are the clothes of the dead; a grave is but a plain suit; a rich monument is an embroidered one - Fuller


The wealthy man bragged - “my furniture goes all the way back to Louis the 14th”. The other guy answered, “that’s nothing - my furniture goes back to Sears the 15th!”

Savings is the one bill that almost everyone is delinquent in paying


Anton Mesmer, 1778, psychic researcher with great following, hence, the term “mesmerism”

In the parable of the wheat and the tares, the devil did not burn up the wheat or plow up the ground; he planted an imitation - Vance Havner

We “pool our ignorance”

Satan does more harm as an angel of light than as a roaring lion - Vance Havner

We will find our most fertile field for infiltration of Marxism within the field of religion, because religious people are the most gullible and will accept almost anything if it is couched in religious terminology - Lenin


Decision determines destiny

We forge the chain we wear in life - Charles Dickens

Some people choose not to choose so their non-choice becomes the choice

Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision is a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it - Gordon Graham

No decision is also a decision

CEO advised on how he reached success. In two words, “Good decisions”. What’s the key to making good decisions? In one word, “Experience”. How do you get experience? In two words, “Bad decisions”.

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously - Henry Kissinger

Mr. Millipede was asked how he knows which leg to move first to which he replied that he had never thought about it before. The millipede got so confused thinking about it that it wasn’t before he couldn’t walk at all

You make decisions and decisions will make you - Lester Sumrall

A decision without a deadline is a meaningless discussion

I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference - Robert Frost

Make decisions by/ 1. The SELFISH Way - listening to no one, 2. The SURVEY Way - listening to everyone, 3. The SUICIDE Way - listening to the wrong one, 4. The SUCCESSFUL Way - listening to the right one, the Lord - John Maxwell

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing

Pastor Ronnie Webb’s Vision Statement is: Where decisions determine destiny, outlook determines outcome, and attitude determines aptitude

Success is achieved by making a decision, making it yours then if need dying by it!

We may not always make the right decision but with God we can make the decision right

Some questions can’t be answered but they can be decided

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen - Emerson

Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision - Tony Robbins

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes - Tony Blair

There are only two words that will always lead you to success. Those words are yes and no. Undoubtedly, you’ve mastered saying yes. So start practicing saying no. Your goals depend on it! - Jack Canfield

Success depends on getting good at saying no without feeling guilty. You cannot get ahead with your own goals if you are always saying yes to someone else’s projects - Jack Canfield

Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right - Dr. Phil McGraw

It's much easier for me to make major life, multi-million dollar decisions, than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch - Oprah Winfrey

When the woman touched the hem of His garment she was not on His agenda, He became on her agenda - Mike Murdock

My decision is maybe and that’s final!

When you base your life on principle, 99% of your decisions are already made - John Mason


Jesus must not only reside in our hearts, He must preside in our hearts

He is a Lord that saves but much more He is a Savior that lords

He is not our Lord OR savior Jesus Christ, but our Lord AND savior Jesus Christ

The question to Peter was not, “do you love preaching?” or “do you love sheep?” but rather, “do you love Me?” Loving Christ is the ultimate prerequisite to experiencing true revival

The seeking it took to find Him will be the seeking it will take to keep Him

The first official ceremony in a new believer’s life is attending his own funeral. The old man must die first

The man is no fool who gives up what he can’t keep to gain what he can’t lose - Jim Elliot

Cling to your convictions, cling to your courage and cling to your Christ

We need to let people know what we stand for and what we will not stand for

The greatest ability is dependability

Spurgeon said, “I tremble as I think of how poverty-stricken my life has been, compared with my opportunities”

One report shows that 65% of Americans are signed up with some church, but only 12% are in church on Sunday mornings and only 2% on Sunday nights


I don’t mind denominational walls. It’s the broken glass and razor wire on top that bothers me


To reach your desire - aspire, inquire, admire, require, acquire, inspire, umpire, perspire

We need the pull of desire and the push of discontent

Everything you want also wants you - Jack Canfield

A shot glass of desire is greater than a pitcher of talent - Andy Munthe

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for? - Robert Browning

It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it - Somerset Maugham

It would be helpful if the universe would give us one big clue, or a giant compass, if you will, pointing to the direction we should be taking. In fact, the compass is there. To find it, you need only look inside yourself to discover your soul's purest desire, its dream for your life - Deepak Chopra

It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents - Eric Hoffer

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it - George Bernard Shaw

We are desire. It is the essence of the human soul, the secret of our existence. Absolutely nothing of human greatness is ever accomplished without it. Not a symphony has been written, a mountain climbed, an injustice fought, or a love sustained apart from desire. Desire fuels our search for the life we prize. Our desire, if we will listen to it, will save us from committing soul-suicide, the sacrifice of our hearts on the altar of "getting by." The same old thing is not enough. It never will be - John Eldredge

He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence - William Blake

It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire - Denis Diderot

Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat - Napoleon Hill

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire, the other is to get it - George Bernard Shaw


When we first get saved we are concerned with our destination, but later we become concerned with our destiny

Decision determines destiny

With His mission there is also His per-mission

God made you the way you were, not the way you are. How you were created is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God

No wind favors him who has no destined port - Montagne

When God planned our destiny He took into account our stupidity - Lucas Sherraden


Command large fields, but cultivate small ones - Virgil


Keep plodding and keep pleading

Don't get discouraged; it's usually the last key in the bunch that opens the lock

Will you look back on life and say, 'I wish I had,' or 'I'm glad I did'? - Zig Ziglar

Overnight success takes about ten years

What matters is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog - Coach Paul Bear Bryant

Johnny Fulton was run over by a car at the age of three. He suffered crushed hips, broken ribs, a fractured skull, and compound fractures in his legs. It did not look as if he would live. But he would not give up. In fact, he later ran the half-mile in less than two minutes.

Walt Davis was totally paralyzed by polio when he was nine years old, but he did not give up. He became the Olympic high jump champion in 1952.

Shelly Mann was paralyzed by polio when she was five years old, but she would not give up. She eventually claimed eight different swimming records for the U.S. and won a gold medal at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. In 1938

Karoly Takacs, a member of Hungary's world-champion pistol shooting team and sergeant in the army, lost his right hand when a grenade he was holding exploded. But Takacs did not give up. He learned to shoot left-handed and won gold medals in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.

Woodrow Wilson could not read until he was ten years old. But he was a committed person. He became the twenty-eighth President of the United States.

Some succeed because they are destined to; most because they are determined to

Big shots are only little shots that kept shooting

The first year Coca-Cola was in business they only sold 400 bottles of pop. It’s a good thing they didn’t give up

There was a time when world record holding sprinter Carl Lewis had to crawl. Remember that O.J. Simpson had braces on his bent legs as a boy. You can overcome all obstacles if you have the determination

Of the 44 marble statues that Michelangelo began only 14 were ever completed. Think of the potential in our lives that we fail to allow God to bring to completion. There must be a determination to press through to the end

It takes God a hundred years to make an oak tree. It only takes Him 2 months to make a squash. There are some shortcuts in life but what about the end results? Be willing to hold on to the end.

Today’s oaks are yesterday’s little acorns that were determined to “hold their ground”

The nose of a bulldog is slanted backwards so he can continue to breathe without letting go - Winston Churchill

Did you stop trying because you failed or did you fail because you stopped trying?

Some days you’re the pigeon and some days you’re the statue - Barbara Johnson

Bears running back Walter Payton ran for over 9 miles in yardage during his pro career, but remember that he got knocked down every 4 ½ yards. He just like we, had to get back up, go into the huddle for another play, then keep on running

Michelangelo said that the sculpture “David” always existed within the stone, it only needed the rock chiseled away around it

27-year old Aaron Ralston of Colorado amputated his right arm on mountain-side after shifting boulder pinned him to the cliff. It took three days to break the bones and cut through the flesh. Then a 60 foot descent before walking miles to get help. It took 13 park rangers to move the boulder to restore his arm.

Never give in- never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy - Harrow School, Harrow, England, (29 October, 1941), Winston Churchill


For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for the want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail - Benjamin Franklin


St. Augustine labeled Satan Simius Dei, the Ape of God

Wherever God erects a house of prayer, the Devil always builds a chapel there;
And 'twill be found, upon examination, the latter has the largest congregation - Daniel DeFoe

In every fallen man's heart there is a devil, but we do not know the man as bad until the devil is roused - James Oliver Curwood

The devil tempts us not - 'tis we tempt him - George Eliot

Man creates both his god and his devil in his own image. His god is himself at his best, and his devil himself at his worst - Elbert Hubbard

A church debt is the devil’s salary - Henry Ward Beecher

I believe Satan to exist for two reasons: first, the Bible says so; and second, I've done business with him - D.L. Moody

For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther

I will never forget that night, late in the evening after the Praise the Lord program had ended. My son Matthew came racing into the office where Jan and I had retired to finish a few business matters. He was ashen and wide-eyed! "Mom, Dad, Come Quick!  here's a crazy woman on the floor of the prayer chapel. She is screaming and cursing and foaming at the mouth!" Jan and I dropped our work and ran to the chapel. The chilling sight I saw will be frozen like a photograph in the recesses of my memory till the day I die! Six or eight strong men could scarcely restrain a small five foot plus woman. When she saw Jan and me approaching, she broke all restraints, turned her head nearly all the way backwards and in a guttural male voice said, "I Hate You!" Thank GOD, by then I had learned some of the secrets of spiritual warfare. I said, "Satan, I hate you, too, and command you to loose this woman, in the NAME OF JESUS!" For several hours we literally wrestled with evil spirits as we and many of our prayer partners will remember.  Many evil spirits came screaming out of this tiny woman who, we learned later, came from a long line of Buddhist healers. One evil spirit identified itself as the "spirit of deafness."  As it left, her little daughter standing nearby, who had been deaf, was instantly healed and her ears were opened! Months later I met her pastor who witnessed to me that this lady was completely delivered and teaching a Sunday school class! - Paul Crouch


Some people think that a balanced diet is having a hamburger in each hand

Since we are what we eat I only tend to eat rich food

A diet is what you keep putting off while you keep putting it on

There are around forty million Americans that are overweight, and that’s in round figures. Those that are such have been weighed in the balances and found wobbling

When you get fat enough to get group health insurance by yourself, you are too big. When you put on a yellow dress and men two blocks away holler, “Taxi!” - you are too big!

The two best doctors in the world are Dr. Diet and Dr. Quiet

After starting a new diet I altered my drive to work to avoid passing my favorite bakery. I accidentally drove by the bakery this morning and as I approached, there in the window were a host of goodies. I felt this was no accident, so I prayed: "Lord, it's up to you....if you want me to have any of those delicious goodies, create a parking place for me directly in front of the bakery." And sure enough, He answered my prayer: on the eighth time around the block there it was!


When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip its point in honey - Arab proverb

Tact is the husband who says to his wife, “How can you expect me to remember your birthday when you never look any older?”

Diplomacy is telling your boss he has an open mind when you think he has a hole in his head

Diplomacy is the art of diving into troubled waters without making a splash - Art Linkletter

Diplomacy is the art of stepping on someone’s toes without messing up their shine

The best way to knock a chip off your friend’s shoulder is to pat him on the back

A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar

Never cut what you can untie - Joseph Joubert

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people half way – Henry Boyle


Story of Einstein on board a train frantic about losing his ticket for his next transfer. The ticket taker said he didn’t need to worry because he knew Mr. Einstein and knew that he had bought a ticket. Next time he returned Einstein was on the floor searching for his ticket. Once again the ticket taker told him not to worry, it would all be okay. But Einstein said to the railroad employee, “Young man, this isn’t a matter of trust but of direction. I need to find the ticket because I forgot where I am going”. If you don’t know where you are going you will end up somewhere else


Wayward children are straightened up by bending over

Of children, parents need to burn their britches behind them

Today parental authority has not disappeared, but has only changed hands. Children have taken it over - RG Lee

All character in America has been generated in the country-side where parental authority is strong and has died in the cities where parental authority is weak - Will Durant

I was an infidel before I was five years old - Thomas Paine

If we don’t get it right in the high chair we may have to get it right in the electric chair

Dad said, “this is going to hurt me a lot more than it hurts you”. I always wondered why he didn’t save himself the pain

Some kids need a swift kick in the seat of their can’ts

My dad was patriotic; he put on stripes and I saw stars

The father will punish the son because he loves him. An uncle will indulge the boy’s desire because he does not accept full responsibility for his life - Gerald Kennedy

A man’s friend likes him and lets him alone; a man’s wife loves him and is always trying to improve him - G.K. Chesterton


Under the juniper tree we are: 1) discontented, 2) disconcerted, 3) disconnected

One study says we hear on the average seven nos for every one yes.


Quit looking for grounds for divorce and start looking for grounds for marriage. Anyone married two weeks has found grounds for divorce

Marriage is grand. Divorce is a hundred grand

Some think they need a new house and new spouse, more money and a different honey

When I met him it was an ideal, living with him has become an ordeal, I got a raw deal and now I want a new deal

Self says dominate, Hollywood says fornicate, the Court says separate, friends say terminate, the Word says communicate

I'm an excellent housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce, I keep the house - Zsa Zsa Gabor

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do - Zsa Zsa Gabor

My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years - Lee Trevino

When two divorced people marry, four people get into bed - Jewish Proverb

Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest - Helen Rowland

For some reason, we see divorce as a signal of failure, despite the fact that each of us has a right, and an obligation, to rectify any other mistake we make in life - Joyce Brothers

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage - Robert Anderson

Jesus agreed that the woman at the well’s five husbands were legitimate marriages. He did not say that her first was her husband…but the live-in guy was not a husband. People say, “But we’re married in the eyes of the Lord”; No! - Keith Moore


To learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know - Stephen Covey

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers - Richard Bach

Things won are done - Shakespeare


God’s only pleasure is to be believed, His only pain is to be doubted - Mike Murdock

When in doubt, don't - Benjamin Franklin

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties - Francis Bacon

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today - Franklin D. Roosevelt


The dreaming gives birth to the desiring then the deciding, the daring and the doing

Some men see things as they are and ask, Why? I dream things that never were and ask, Why not? - George Bernard Shaw

All air castles need a foundation - Henry David Thoreau

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams - Jonas Salk

Martin Luther King said, “I have a dream”, not “I have a goal”. Think bigger, broader

Imagination plus innovation equals realization - Denis Waitley

Many have aborted dreams. Who killed them? The worst kind is partial birth abortion – killing the dream when it is so close to reality

Many are taking mental birth control pills - they haven’t birthed a fresh idea in years

They build too low who build beneath the skies - an inscription on a building in Washington, D.C

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundation under them - Henry David Thoreau

If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Your dream must be perceived, pursued and protected

A thirty-eight-year-old scrubwoman would go to the movies and sigh, "If only I had her looks." She would listen to a singer and moan, "If only I had her voice." Then one day someone gave her a copy of the book, The Magic of Believing. She stopped comparing herself with actresses and singers. She stopped crying about what she didn't have and started concentrating on what she did have. She took inventory of herself and remembered that in high school she had a reputation for being the funniest girl around. She began to turn her liabilities into assets. When she was at the top of her career Phyllis Diller made over $1 million a year. She wasn't good-looking and she had a scratchy voice, but she could make people laugh - Rick Warren, Making Your Life Count for Eternity

It’s not the dream of a lifetime, it’s the dream that takes a lifetime - John Maxwell

Hitch your wagon to a star! - Emerson

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar - Helen Keller

Don’t get caught running out of water if you’re dashing across the desert; don’t get caught running out of gas if you’re crossing the mountains; don’t get caught running out of air if you’re skin diving; don’t get caught running out of food if you’re on a space mission; and don’t get caught running out of dreams if you want to succeed in life - Robert Schuller

I slept and dreamed that life was beauty, I woke and found that life is duty

Dreams are like great floating clouds, far out of reach unless you can build a ladder to that cloud and climb up it one rung at a time - Jesse Owens’ track coach

Here’s a four-point strategy for success/ 1) Catch the dream, 2) Plan the scheme, 3) Build the team, 4) Add the steam - all before you can sip the cream

You need a dream then a scheme - a scheme not a scam

Francis Littauer encourages us to 1) Dare to dream, 2) Prepare the dream, 3) Wear the dream, 4) Share the dream

Ah, great it is to believe the dream, as we stand in youth by the starry stream, but greater thing is to fight life through, and say at the end, “The dream is true” - George H. Combs


Dress according to the way you want to feel not according to the way you feel

If you spent as much money on your mind as you do your clothes you’d be as smart as you look - Mike Murdock

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