Category Archives: QUOTES FOR ALL

Quotes, and, sometimes, quote collections, meant to encourage, inspire, and bless you.

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Today’s Quote: “Winners”

“Everybody loves a winner … Until they start winning.”
Richard. Vincent. Rose.

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Quote: A Warning From Abraham Lincoln

“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? … Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined … could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected?

“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? … Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined … could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected?”
(Photo of President Lincoln at Gettysburg Before his Address)

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…”I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
(Photo of President Lincoln as He Delivers His Second Inauguration Address)

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Your Day: “End” the Same as You “Begin”

I came across a couple of poems written by Author/Poet Catherine Janssen Irwin, which fit in perfectly with our post on encouragement to “Begin the Day” properly.
I should also add that the best way to end your day is the same as beginning the day:
To pray.
Night and day.

I believe the best time to read is before you go to sleep. It goes deeper than the fact that one of the things that all successful people have in common is that they read before they go to sleep. And, of course, the very best thing to read at “bedtime” is God’s Word. There’s just nothing better, to guarantee a great night’s sleep, than to read the Bible, and pray. There is just something so relaxing, so peaceful to your spirit, than hearing from God before you sleep. It also gives you the ideal opportunity to “review” the day, praising God for His help throughout the day, and gives you the opportunity to ask for help in specific circumstances.

I can guarantee that as you read His Word, the peace that will set in will make you sleepy. And, I can also guarantee that if you’ll just speak with Jesus, talk to Him, you will drift off to the most restful sleep. Your dreams will be much better, too!

So, please be blessed by these two poems, and the hope which they convey.

Boundless Courage

I had to find the courage
To see me through the day,
And so I knelt in silence
And began to softly pray.

I felt his strength come flowing
As my Saviour did his part
To grant me boundless courage
That would live within my heart.
This courage has sustained me
Through trials of pain and sorrow.
And I can trust, believing
He will see me through tomorrow
Catherine Janssen Irwin

He’s standing at the threshold of every bright new day,
waiting to be noticed, as you go your busy way.
He’ll guide you past the rough spots, and His blessings will impart,
just follow where He leads you, as you hold Him to your heart.
When your busy day is over and the shades of night appear,
you can trust that while you’re sleeping,
His love will still be near.
Catherine Janssen Irwin
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Quotes Collection: On “Courage”

“It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.”
Aesop

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”
African Proverb

“I’m not funny. What I am is brave.”
Lucille Ball

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
Coco Chanel

“Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.”
James Bryant Conant

“Insist on yourself; never imitate… Every great man is unique.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We must become the change we wish to see in the world.”
Mohandas Gandhi

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Wayne Gretzky

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill

“Be a fountain, not a drain.”
Rex Hudler

“One man with courage makes a majority.”
Andrew Jackson

“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.”
Stephen Kaggwa

“Courage is saying, “Maybe what I’m doing isn’t working; maybe I should try something else.”
Anna Lappe

“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.”
Douglas MacArthur

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Nelson Mandela

“Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.”
Andre Maurois

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”
Jim Morrison

“Happy the man who ventures boldly to defend what he holds dear.”
Ovid

“Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.”
Arnold Palmer

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”
Plato

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”
J.K. Rowling

“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.”
Babe Ruth

“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
Mark Twain

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
Henry Van Dyke

“Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“He that is overcautious will accomplish little.”
J.C.F. von Schiller

“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.”
Virginia Woolf

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
John Wayne

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Quote for Today and Always: “I am Blessed”

A dear friend sent me this quote back in July, and I felt led to share this with you now.
Over on Facebook, a friend just responded to a recent post by simply stating,
“I am blessed.”
After reading the quote this afternoon, I can relate.
Totally.

I earnestly remind you again to thank God every day for things we, so often, take for granted.
Things like electricity, running water, food, shelter, a vehicle (including also a bicycle in my case), and the freedom we still enjoy here in the United States.
Also pray-every day- for Missionaries and Pastors (and Christians) around the world, as they continue to face horrific persecution daily.

Here’s the quote:
I am blessed
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Success Quotes: Michael Jordan

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

MJ looking at basketball

If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.

The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.

My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’

If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you.

Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.

I’ve never been afraid to fail.

I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent.

There is no 'i' in team but there is in win.

There is no ‘i’ in team but there is in win.

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.

Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you’re in a fight.

I never thought a role model should be negative.

I will not quit this game because of what the media has done to me.

I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.

I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.

I think the players win the championship, and the organization has something to do with it, don’t get me wrong. But don’t try to put the organization above the players.

My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline.

If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit. Never quit!!!

Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.

To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.

Winning isn't always championships.

Winning isn’t always championships.

The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether its proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing.

The key to success is failure.

The best come from the worst.

If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid.

If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.

If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.

“If it turns out that my best wasn’t good enough, at least I won’t look back and say that I was afraid to try.”

“You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.”

Success isn’t something you chase. It is something you have to put forth the effort for constantly; then maybe it’ll come when you least expect it.

The good part about being famous is being able to help people.

I want to win.

I want to win.

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Quotes: John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton- “Lord Acton”

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Among all the causes which degrade and demoralize men, power is the most constant and the most active.

And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.

And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.

By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
Liberty becomes a question of morals more than of politics.
Authority that does not exist for Liberty is not authority but force.
Liberty is the prevention of control by others. This requires self-control.

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern. It is easier to find people fit to govern themselves than people fit to govern others.
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
Learn as much by writing as by reading.
At all times sincere friends of freedom have been rare.

Limitation is essential to authority. A government is legitimate only if it is effectively limited.

Limitation is essential to authority. A government is legitimate only if it is effectively limited.

Men cannot be made good by the state, but they can easily be made bad.
Government rules the present. Literature rules the future.
Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.
There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.

Bureaucracy is undoubtedly the weapon and sign of a despotic government, inasmuch as it gives whatever government it serves, despotic power. Bureaucracy tries to establish so many administrative maxims that the minister is as narrowly controlled and guided as the judge.
Towns were the nursery of freedom.
The will of the people cannot make just that which is unjust.
It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority.
A public man has no right to let his actions be determined by particular interests. He does the same thing as a judge who accepts a bribe. Like a judge he must consider what is right, not what is advantageous to a party or class.

There are many things the government can't do ... it must leave them to the enterprise of others.  It cannot feed the people.  It cannot enrich the people.  It cannot teach the people.

There are many things the government can’t do … it must leave them to the enterprise of others. It cannot feed the people. It cannot enrich the people. It cannot teach the people.

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