Quotes to reflect on…

“Everyone who got where he is started where he was.” _John C. Maxwell, The Success Journey

“The right to believe anything does not mean that anything anyone believes is right.” Os Guinness, Unspeakable, p. 14

“Happiness is the accompaniment of virtue; joy is the inevitable reward of well doing; peace is the certain fruit of whole hearted consecration to God.  But the moment any one of these blessings is sought for itself, it will lose its sweetness and savor.  This principle is most clearly set forth by our Lord in that saying of his, ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.’” _A.J. Gordon, The Twofold Life,  pgs. 179, 180

“All businesses have access to pretty much the same resources.  Except for the rare monopoly situation, the only thing that differentiates one business from another in any field is the quality of its management on all levels.” _Peter F. Drucker, The Essential Drucker, p. 36

“A man should stay alive if only out of curiosity.” _Amos in Third Watch, by Bodie  & Brock Thoene

“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” _Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

“There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else.  I don’t care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.” _George M. Adams

“I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member.” _Groucho Marx

“When talking about charisma, it all boils down to this: the person without charisma walks into a group and says, ‘Here I am.’  The person with charisma walks into a group and says, ‘There you are.’” _John Maxwell, Winning with People, page 95

“Anyone who becomes a great person did so because he refused to be a little person.  He refused to allow obstacles to defeat him.” _Norman Vincent Peale, In God We Trust: A Positive Faith for Troubled Times

“When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now.” ­_C. S. Lewis

“By now we know that human history has not finally brought the gospel to more perfect clarity than that grasped by the apostles and by Jesus himself. Nothing modernity can offer is able to transcend or make dated the apostolic testimony. Nothing the culture of this age creates is an improvement upon the truth made known in the deposit of faith.” _Thomas Oden, Life in the Spirit, p. 486