A few quotes for the day…

Here are a few quotes to chew (reflect) on today…

  1. “Language is never neutral.” _Kathalee Reed-Martinez (Chaplain’s Commission Conference at 71st General Assembly in Indianapolis, IN)
  2. “Finally, the single most important thing to remember about any enterprise is that results exist only on the outside.  The result of a business is a satisfied customer.  The result of a hospital is a healed patient.  The result of a school is a student who has learned something and puts it to work ten years later.  Inside an enterprise, there are only costs.”
    _Peter F. Drucker, The Essential Drucker, p. 12
  3. “A business enterprise (or any other institution) has only one true resource: people.” _Peter F. Drucker, The Essential Drucker, p. 15
  4. (Speaking of the Incarnation and our Commission to reach the world) “Christianity is the only religion in which its sacred writings are not in the language of it’s Founder.” _Dale T. Irvin (Chaplain’s Commission Conference at 71st General Assembly in Indianapolis, IN)
  5. “How difficult it is to persuade even Christians that joy in God is the only enduring and really substantial happiness.” _A.J. Gordon, The Twofold Life, pg. 115
  6. “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”  _Abraham Lincoln
  7. Character cannot be reshaped apart from the gift of rebuke.” _Gordon MacDonald, Mid-Course Correction
  8. “It is true that you cannot change your past…but you can change your opinion of your past.” _Robert T. Kiyosaki, Retire Young Retire Rich, page 21
  9. “People who add value to others almost always do so intentionally.  I say that because adding value to others requires a person to give of himself, and that rarely occurs by accident.” _John Maxwell, Winning with People, page 49
  10. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:18). All the theology one would ever need is already embedded in this passage. The theologian who would travel light may travel with this verse alone.” _Thomas Oden, Life in the Spirit, p. 470