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Thought-Provoking Quotes: Because sometimes you just need to think–harder!

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Thought-Provoking Quotes: Because sometimes you just need to think--harder!

“The more you own, the more it owns you.”-Henry Rollins

“The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. 
Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.”- Unknown

“Set your sights high, the higher the better. 
Expect the most wonderful things to happen; not in the future but right now.”- 
Eileen Caddy

“The most important question to ask on the job is not ‘What am I getting?’ 
The most important question to ask on the job is ‘What am I becoming?’” -
Jim Rohn

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”- 
William James

“Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how 
anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.”- 
Stephen R. Covey

“Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, 
do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. 
Remember, you don’t live in a world all of your own.”-
Albert Schweitzer

“The world can change in an instant. 
So can the way you choose to see it. 
Why not choose to see the good in yourself and others.”- Bob Perks

“Flattery is fancy dishonesty.” –Unknown

“Forgiveness doesn’t cost you a thing; until you refuse to give it.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“The most unknown, unused and unrecognized tool of the human mind, 
is the recognition that attitude is always a choice.”- 
Mark Horton

“You are what you think about all day long.”- 
Dr. Robert Schuller

“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, 
eventually you will overcome your immediate problems 
and find you are ready for greater challenges.”- 
Pat Riley

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”- 
William James

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.”-
Charles Sprugeon

“Deal with the world the way it is, not the way you wish it was.”- 
John Chambers

“What is important is not what happens to us, 
but how we respond to what happens to us.”- 
Jean-Paul Sartre

“People who have a positive attitude, are inspired, motivated and passionate 
about what they believe in, communicate better and more effectively.”- Keith Ready

“Challenge each problem you face with purposeful thought and determined action. 
Resolve that ‘every’ situation you encounter will make you better, stronger, 
wiser, more skillful and more loving.”- 
Steve Brunkhorst

“A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; 
it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities 
that were somehow absent before the change.” – 
Earl Nightingale

“Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.”- 
Faith Baldwin

“We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”- 
Madeleine L’Engle

“Throughout all history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers, 
and prophets have disagreed with one another on many different things. 
It is only on this one point that they are in complete and unanimous agreement. 
We become what we think about.”- 
Earl Nightingale

“Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over 
and showing it principally in one place.”- 
Josh Billings

“A decision is made with the brain. A commitment is made with the heart. 
Therefore, a commitment is much deeper and more binding than a decision.”- 
Nido Qubein

“The last of the human freedoms: to choose one’s attitude in any 
given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”- 
Viktor Frankl

“If you have to DEMAND admiration, respect, or even love, you haven’t done the work to earn it.” – Michelle McKInney Hammond

”We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. 
But we can decide what happens in us … how we can take it, 
what we can do with it … and that is what really counts in the end.”- 
Joseph Fort Newton

“Learn from other’s mistakes and you have double the wisdom, with half the wounds.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“When everyone thinks alike, no one thinks very much.”
- Walter Lippmann

“Don’t stumble over something behind you.” – Seneca

“If a man empties his purse in his head, no one can take it away from him. 
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”-
Benjamin Franklin

“Risk more than others think is safe. 
Care more than others think is wise. 
Dream more than others think is practical. 
Expect more than others think is possible.”- 
Claude T. Bissell

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to 
know whether you did it or not.”-
Oprah Winfrey

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”- 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. 
But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered 
merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.”- 
Victor Hugo

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”- 
Mahatma Gandhi

“Please live simply, that others may simply live. “ – Bob Moody

“Patience is the weapon that forces deceit to reveal itself.”- P. B. Wilson

“Appreciate what you have before it becomes what you had!” – Kimmy Graumenz

‎”If the trials in life don’t develop your character deeper, what will? What WILL it take? Do you want THAT?” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Let your test be your testimony and your mess be your message.” –Unknown

“The main thing is keeping the main thing the main thing.”
- German Proverb

“We judge others by their actions, we judge ourselves by our intentions.” – Unknown

“Integrity is shown when no one is looking.” – Unknown

“Loneliness is inner emptiness.  Solitude is inner fulfillment.”- Richard Foster

“Let him who cannot be alone beware of community.  Let him who is not in community beware of being alone.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Conformity to a sick society is to be sick.” – Richard Foster

“It is Stoicism that demands a closed universe, not the Bible.” – Richard Foster

“If you let a person talk for fifteen minutes without interruption, he’ll tell you what is most important in his life.” – P. B. Wilson

“Don’t be deceived, the more time you spend with negative people, the more they will cast their dark shadows across your life.” – P. B. Wilson

“Fear knocked at the door.  Faith answered.  No one was there.”- Unknown

“Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”- George Dana Boardman

“Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.”- J. B. Gough

“It is good to learn what to avoid by studying the misfortunes of others.” – Publius Syrius

“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.”- Oliver Wendall Holmes

“Experience is not what happens to a man: it is what a man does with what happens to him.”- Aldous Huxley

“A fool doesn’t like wisdom, he likes encouragement.”-Julia Shalom Jordan

“A friend who only tells you what you want to hear is NOT a friend.  He is an enabler.”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“Wanna know what kind of person you are?  Look at your friends.”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“Unless you are willing to be part of the solution, you will become part of the problem.”-Unknown

“Never forget where you were, and you will always appreciate where you are.”-Julia Shalom Jordan

“The more you own, the more it owns you.”-Henry Rollins

“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.” – Picasso

“If you put your faith in yourself and your abilities, intellect and dreams, then your foundation is only as strong as you are.”  – Charles Stanley

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”- John Wooden

“How do you know you have a servant’s heart?  Look at your reaction when you are treated like one.” – Dr. Erwin Lutzer

“Justifying bad behavior does not CHANGE the bad behavior.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing.”
- George Bernard Shaw

“Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.”
- Richard Bach

“If being human requires freedom, then enslavement to the cares of this world is dehumanizing.”- Tony Campolo

“If fulfillment is gained through giving ourselves through intimate relationships, then allowing ourselves to be consumed with the cares of things, instead of the care of persons, is foolish.” – Tony Campolo

“If what’s inside is what matters, develop it.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.”  – Charles Swindoll

“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.” – Franklin P. Jones

“Freedom of speech encompasses precisely the freedom to annoy, to ridicule, and to offend.”- Robert Spencer

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.”-Richard Bach

“Life is 20 percent joy, and 80 percent pain.  If you will embrace the 80 percent of pain in your life and learn from it, you’ll be able to really enjoy the 20 percent of pleasure, without regrets.” – Salvador DeLaMora

“By seeing the seed of failure in every success, we remain humble.  By seeing the seed of success in every failure we remain hopeful.” – Unknown

“Confidence is:

-Supporting your friends, not competing with them.

-Not making excuses for living authentically.

-Not having the latest iphone, and still walking tall.

-Being friends with those who need YOU; not with those who YOU need.

-Waiting for your promotion to come from God, not stepping on another to get it.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The difference between a good day and a bad one…your attitude!”-Unknown

“A person who forgets where he came from is a person who has forgotten his purpose.” – Unknown

“No one shall make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

“In the end it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.” – Abe Lincoln

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Ward

“Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards.  Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer and get first of all into harmony with Him.” – Hudson Taylor

“If you don’t have a vision for your life, you’re already dead.” – Salvador DeLaMora

“We get to make a living; we give to make a life.” – Winston Churchill

“Being rejected by someone doesn’t mean you’ll be rejected by everyone.” – Sergio DeLaMora

“If you have nothing to say, say nothing.” – Mark Twain

“You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” Steven Wright

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” Jesse Jackson

“If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy.” – Unknown

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – Unknown

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  it s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

“All that glisters is not gold.” – Shakespeare

“If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

“Everybody dies, but not everybody lives.”- Regina McKinney

“Those who say we are in a time when there are no heroes just don’t know where to look (or are not around good people)!” -Ronald Reagan, and Julia Shalom Jordan for the last part!

“The people who are good at being civil often lack strong convictions and people who have strong convictions often lack civility.”-Martin Marty

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone (Jesus is with you!)”-Audrey Hepburn & Julia Shalom Jordan (I added the last part!:)

“Pride and grace cannot dwell in the same place.”-Pamela Naomih

“Everyone has the power of greatness.  Not for fame, but for greatness.  Because greatness is determined by service.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, than just feed one.”-Mother Teresa

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”-Helen Keller

“The only thing certain about life is death.”- Unknown

“One can survive everything nowadays; except death!”-Oscar Wilde

“Any excuse you have for not making positive choices to better your life is a BAD one.”-Julia Shalom Jordan

“May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.”-Bob Moody

“There is a fine line between skepticism and closed-mindedness but there is an equally fine line between open-minded and gullibility.”-Unknown

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” – Earl Nightingale

“Beware lest we mistake our prejudices for our convictions.”-Dr. Harry Ironside

“If you are too busy or too proud to pray with your children, you are too busy and too proud.” -Bill Hybles

“You might find yourself, if you take your mind off yourself.” -Julia Shalom Jordan

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Scarcity of self value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence.”- Erika Colburn

“It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
-Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”
-William James

“Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” –Albert Einstein

“Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
”- Voltaire

“The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.”-
Solomon Gabriol

“The real leader has no need to lead–
he is content to point the way.”
-Henry Miller

“If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, 
you are a leader.”- 
John Quincy Adams

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
”-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“What you cannot enforce, Do not command.”
-Sophocles

“It is good to learn what to avoid by studying the misfortunes of others.” -
Publius Syrius

“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.”-
Oliver Wendall Holmes

“A leader is a dealer in hope.”
-Napoleon Bonaparte

“The essential thing is not knowledge, but character.”
- Joseph Le Conte

“Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.”
- J. B. Gough

“It is atheism to pray and not to wait in hope.” -Richard Sibbes

“Usually, a decision made by indecision is a BAD decision.” Dr. Paul Hegstrom

“There is a reason we struggle and act the way we do, but that is still not a good excuse.” Dr. Paul Hegstrom

“It is NOT cool to NOT care.”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“Impossible situations can be possible miracles.” -Robert H. Schuller

“Creative thinking should be viewed as an essential supplement to, though not a replacement for, critical thinking.” Lloyd P. Provost

“Kindness is actually an investment in your soul.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s SUCCESS.”- Oscar Wilde

“There is no greater beauty than kindness.” –Julia Shalom Jordan

“I am not moved by what I see. I’m not moved by what I feel.  I’m moved only by what I believe.”- Smith Wigglesworth

“People may not always live what they profess, but they will always life what they believe.” – Timothy Warner

“Change: we either embrace it or avoid it at all costs but it’s the only constant in the universe.” -RAM

“Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards.  Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer and get first of all into harmony with Him.” – Hudson Taylor

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Never bet what you want to win, only what you can afford to lose.”  Lem Baker

“The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference.”  -Elie Niesel

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”-Edmund Burke

“In the end it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.” – Abe Lincoln

“Life is the only race you’ll run where you don’t know where the finish line is.” -Steve Farrar

“All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.”- C.S. Lewis

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Ward

“Doing something new that is bigger than yourself doesn’t depend on how old you are.  It depends on how available you are.” – Austin Gutwein

“May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.”-Bob Moody

“You might find yourself, if you take your mind off yourself.” -Julia Shalom Jordan

“The only thing certain about life is death.”- Unknown

“One can survive everything nowadays; except death!”-Oscar Wilde

“The people who are good at being civil often lack strong convictions and people who have strong convictions often lack civility.”-Martin Marty

“Beware lest we mistake our prejudices for our convictions.”-Dr. Harry Ironside

‎”Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” – Earl Nightingale

“Any excuse you have for not making positive choices to better your life is a BAD one.”-Julia Shalom Jordan

“Integrity is not what you APPEAR to be when all eyes are on you.  It is who you ARE when no one is looking.”- Stormie Omartian

“Unless you are willing to be part of the solution, you will become part of the problem.”-Unknown

“Never forget where you were, and you will always appreciate where you are.”-Julia Shalom Jordan

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Scarcity of self value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence.”- Erika Colburn

“It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
-Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”
-William James

“Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” –Albert Einstein

“Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
”- Voltaire

“The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.”-
Solomon Gabriol

“The real leader has no need to lead–
he is content to point the way.”
-Henry Miller

“If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, 
you are a leader.”- 
John Quincy Adams

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
”-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“What you cannot enforce, Do not command.”
-Sophocles

“It is good to learn what to avoid by studying the misfortunes of others.” -
Publius Syrius

“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.”-
Oliver Wendall Holmes

“A leader is a dealer in hope.”
-Napoleon Bonaparte

“The essential thing is not knowledge, but character.”
- Joseph Le Conte

“Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.”
- J. B. Gough

“It is atheism to pray and not to wait in hope.” -Richard Sibbes

“Usually, a decision made by indecision is a BAD decision.” Dr. Paul Hegstrom

“There is a reason we struggle and act the way we do, but that is still not a good excuse.” Dr. Paul Hegstrom

“It is NOT cool to NOT care.”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“Impossible situations can be possible miracles.” -Robert H. Schuller

“Creative thinking should be viewed as an essential supplement to, though not a replacement for, critical thinking.” Lloyd P. Provost

“Kindness is actually an investment in your soul.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s SUCCESS.”- Oscar Wilde

“There is no greater beauty than kindness.” –Julia Shalom Jordan

“I am not moved by what I see. I’m not moved by what I feel.  I’m moved only by what I believe.”- Smith Wigglesworth

“People may not always live what they profess, but they will always life what they believe.” – Timothy Warner

“Change: we either embrace it or avoid it at all costs but it’s the only constant in the universe.” -RAM

“Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards.  Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer and get first of all into harmony with Him.” – Hudson Taylor

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Never bet what you want to win, only what you can afford to lose.”  Lem Baker

“The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference.”  -Elie Niesel

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”-Edmund Burke

“In the end it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.” – Abe Lincoln

“Life is the only race you’ll run where you don’t know where the finish line is.” -Steve Farrar

“All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.”- C.S. Lewis

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Ward

“Doing something new that is bigger than yourself doesn’t depend on how old you are.  It depends on how available you are.” – Austin Gutwein

“May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.”-Bob Moody

“You might find yourself, if you take your mind off yourself.” -Julia Shalom Jordan

“The only thing certain about life is death.”-Unknown

“One can survive everything nowadays; except death!”-Oscar Wilde

“The people who are good at being civil often lack strong convictions and people who have strong convictions often lack civility.”-Martin Marty

“Beware lest we mistake our prejudices for our convictions.”-Dr. Harry Ironside

‎”Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” – Earl Nightingale

“Any excuse you have for not making positive choices to better your life is a BAD one.”-Julia Shalom Jordan

“Integrity is not what you APPEAR to be when all eyes are on you.  It is who you ARE when no one is looking.”- Stormie Omartian

“There is nothing that can be done with anger that cannot be done better without it.” – Dallas Woodard

“If you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love.  If you must steal, steal away from bad company.  If you must cheat, cheat death.  If you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.” –Will Smith

“A fool hates wisdom because it makes no sense to him.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Better the ugly truth than a dirty lie.”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“God has not called us to see through each other, but to see each other through.” – Unknown

“When we make excuse, we don’t make progress.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Rudeness is a weak man’s imitation of strength.”- Penny Smith

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time.”-Joe Girard

“Nothing is as hard to do gracefully as getting down off your high horse.” -Frank Jones

“Happiness will never come to those who don’t appreciate what they already have.”- Unknown

“If you want to speed self destruction, avoid people who make sense.”- Michelle McKinney Hammond

“Our position in life does not define our character.  How we handle our position does.” – Michelle McKinney Hammond

“You want what I can’t give you.  TOO MUCH.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“A little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“People will forget what you said, forget what you did, but they never forget how you made them feel.” Linda Hill

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Nietzsche

“Everybody wants a revolution but nobody wants to do the dishes.”- Unknown

“Loneliness is inner emptiness, solitude is inner fulfillment.” – Richard Foster

“Sometimes you have to walk away, to see who really cares enough to follow after you.” – Kelly Gamble

“You can never make the same mistake twice.  Because the second time you do, it is not a mistake.  It is a choice.” – Unknown

“Don’t like your reality? Change your beliefs.” – Adam Sawyer

“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” – Unknown

“The scariest place to be is “in between.”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“The end is where we begin.” – Unknown

“Take care of the things that matter, because they are the only things that matter.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Selfishness always results in loneliness.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Beauty without intelligence is a masterpiece painted on a napkin.” – Ange Valeckaite

“All those who open their mouths, close their eyes.”- Unknown

“Conforming to a sick society is to be sick.” – Richard Foster

“The mind is it’s own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” -Milton

“Even if you persuade me, you won’t persuade me.” –Aristophanes

“Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Being a leader is like being a lady, if you have to go around telling people you are one, you aren’t.” – Erynn Archy

“Right and wrong don’t mix.”-Penny Smith

“Worry is the misuse of an imagination.” – Unknown

“One day is worth two tomarrows.” Ben Franklin

“Gossip is the devil’s radio.” – Unknown

“It is easy to stand with the crowd.  It takes courage to stand alone.” – Unknown

“First things first, second things NEVER.” Shirley Coran

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Unknown

“Life is a song.  Love is the music.” – Unknown

“When life throws you a curve ball, knock it out of the park.” – Unknown

“Pushy people are so annoying.  Maybe that is why I get annoyed with myself.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“No. It is a complete sentence.” – Dr. Joyce Meyer

“Life is as superficial as you make it.”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“When life gets to it’s lowest point, it can be the beginning of a whole new “high”.  Jesus.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“If you hate any part of humanity you hate a part of yourself.  You are human, too.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“When we turn a blind eye to evil, evil has a chance to poke it out.”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” – Roberson Davies

“Don’t let the opinions of the blind lead you into their pit.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Sometimes not seeing things can be a blessing.” –August Strinderberg

“Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million.”- George Bernard Shaw

“What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.” – C.S. Lewis

“To see a thing clearly in the mind makes it begin to take form. “– Henry Ford

“He that lives by the sight of the eye may grow blind.”- Henry Ward Beecher

“Wisdom is, and starts with the humility to accept the fact that you don’t have all the right answers; and the courage to learn to ask the right questions.” –Unknown

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”—Jim Rohn

“To wait is harder than work sometimes.” – Peter Marshall

“Perfectionism is boring and doesn’t exist—to strive for it makes you uninteresting.” – Eva Mendes

“Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be.” – John Ortberg

“He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” – Michel de Montaigne

“I failed my way to success.” – Thomas Edison

“There are two kinds of pain: the pain of never changing, and the pain of changing.” – Joyce Meyers

“Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana

“Feelings are good servants, but they are disastrous masters.”- Dallas Willard

“Even you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there!”- Karole Spencer

“It isn’t what happens to a man; it is what he does with what happens to him.” – Unknown

“Courage takes courage; but courage grows with knowledge.” – Dr. Tim Clinton

“Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress.” – Valoree BearChum

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Ben Franklin

“Always do sober what you said you would do drunk.” – Anthony  Hall

“To those who have questions:  There is no harm in doing research.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”- Everett Keith

“You never have a second chance to make a first impression.” Head and Shoulders commercial, circa 1989

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

“To keep your excuses from making you useless, stop making useless excuses.” – Unknown

“A desire changes nothing. A decision changes something. A determination changes everything.” – Unknown

“The only gift is a portion of thyself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“GREAT excuses never bring GREAT results.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“A life without passion is not a life.”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“The expert at anything was once a beginner.” – Hayes.

“If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches.” by Carolyn Kenmore.

“Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face, it is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul.”- Unknown

“Forgiveness never changes the past, but it brightens the future.”- Unknown

“If your asking yourself too many questions, you probably know the answer already.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Compromise is BENEATH you.  Rise up to YOURSELF.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Impossible is the most common excuse.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Renee’ Watrobia

“Life is not easy. Faith is not easy. Only the STRONG in heart can rely on their FAITH to get them through.”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“Until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change, you won’t change.” – Unknown

“There is no future in the past.” – Unknown

“Don’t go through life. Grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth

“It’s okay not to be okay, but it is not okay to stay there.” – Lynn Mccollum

“Your bad day is not going to ruin my good one.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“If you see a problem, be a part of the solution.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“You can be the answer to a prayer.  Bless others, it could not hurt!”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“The most common way people give their power up is thinking they don’t have any. “ – Alice Walker

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.”- Louisa May Alcott

“I couldn’t help it, I can resist anything but temptation.” – Oscar Wilde

“I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb…and I also know that I’m not blonde.” – Dolly Parton

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” – Unknown

“Many things are possible for the person who has hope. Even more is possible for the person who has faith. And still more is possible for the person who knows how to love. But everything is possible for the person who practices all three virtues.”
- Brother Lawrence

“You are only as sick as the secrets that you keep.” – Unknown

“What is good TO ya, is not always good FOR ya!” –Unknown

“No matter how dark the night is, the morning always comes.” – Unknown

“Patience is a virtue that I need to be patient enough to develop.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“There are three types of people in this world: those that make things happen, those that watch things happen, and those that wonder what happened.” – Karole Spencer

“Drop the stuff that is sinking you.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“If you can’t learn to enjoy your life when you have problems, you may never enjoy it because we’ll always have problems.” – Joyce Meyer

“Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. 
They are wrong: IT IS CHARACTER. –Albert Einstein

“Shame looks down, worry looks around and hope always looks up.” – Johnny Hupp

“We didn’t come from monkeys and I can prove it to you. Monkeys know how to take care of their kids” –Perry Stone

“If you can’t learn from your past, than what can you learn from?” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“DANCE as though no one is watching you, LOVE as though you have never been hurt before, SING as though no one can hear you, LIVE as though heaven is on earth.”-Souza

“Everybody wants happiness nobody wants pain, but how can there be a rainbow without rain?” – Whyte Gregory

“If you can’t learn from your past, I’d hate to see what it takes for you TO learn.”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“You gotta face your demons to erase your demons.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“If all truth is relative, then no belief is worth dying for.” – Tim LaHaye

“No one takes giant steps of faith who has not already taken baby steps.”  – Tim LaHaye

“Happiness is something that just happens because of the arrangement of circumstances, but joy endures in spite of circumstances.”- Tim LaHaye

“The greatest ability is dependability—on GOD.” – Unknown

“Never lie to someone who trusts you, never trust someone who lies to you.” – Irish proverb

“Sometimes it takes your world to fall apart for you to realize that it was broken for a while.”- Julia Shalom Jordan

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss People.” – Cher Pearce

“Compassion never goes out of style.” – Julia Shalom Jordan

“Your adversity is a bridge to something greater.” – Unknown

“I would like to figure out what my problem is, so I can say,’ This is the way I USED to be.’”- John Mayer

“Don’t live like there’s no tomorrow because tomorrow always comes.” – Joyce Meyer

“The person we truly are always emerges during crisis.” –Joyce Meyer

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“It takes just as much wisdom and diligence to attain a goal as it does to maintain a goal that is reached.” – Charles Stanley

“If you want to be unhappy, uncomfortable and insecure, just spend your life trying to do something that is not right for you.  It is just like wearing shoes that don’t fit.” Joyce Meyer

“The best things in life are not things.”- Diana Wood

“You may have been given a cactus (in life) but, you don’t have to sit on it.” – Joyce Meyer

“The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.” – Mahatama Gandhi

“He that would be angry and not sin, must be angry at nothing but sin.” – William Secker

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” – Chinese proverb

“Nobody on his deathbed has ever said, “I wish I spent more time at the office.”- Unknown

“Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.” – Horace Bushnell

“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.” – Leon J. Suenes

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” – George S. Patton

“If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.” – St. Clement of Alexandra

“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The future depends on what you do NOW.”
- Unknown

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.” – Voltaire

“Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Fortune favors the brave.” -Publius Terence

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.” -Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.” – William James

“The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.” – Solomon Gabriol

“Years teach us more than books.” – Berthold Auerbach

“Dreams seldom materialize on their own.” – Dian Fossey

“Shallow men believe in luck, strong men believe in cause and effect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work.” – Alexander Hamilton

“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” – Thomas Paine

“The essential thing is not knowledge, but character.” – Joseph Le Conte

“It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.” – J. Petit Senn

“Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” – George Dana Boardman

“Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.” – J. B. Gough

“Never allow anyone but GOD to use you.” – Unknown

“True love is friendship caught on fire.” – French Proverb via Bob Moody

“Work and play…rest and pray.” – Brig Hart

“Opportunities are like sunrises, wait to long and you will miss it.” – Debbie Marcucci

“Stop, drop and roll does not work in HELL.”- Unknown

“Lost? Try GPS (God’s Plan of Salvation) – Unknown

“There is a God. You are not HIM.” – Unknown

“Forbidden fruit makes many jams.”- Unknown

“Forgive your enemies. It messes with their heads.”- Unknown

“Jesus is watching you.” – Unknown

“Prayer is the best wireless connection.” – Unknown

“Prevent TRUTH decay. Brush up on your Bible.” – Unknown

“Shock your mom. Go to church.”- Unknown

“No man was ever shot doing the dishes.” – Unknown

“The church is a gift from God, some assembly is required.”- Unknown

“God does not believe in atheists. Therefore, atheists do not exist.” – Unknown

“Try Jesus, if you don’t like him, the devil will take you back.”- Unknown

“God loves you and He approves of this message.”- Unknown

 

 

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