June 5, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. (Winston Churchill, 20th century British prime minister) Failures are a part of life. The successful discovery of every scientist or inventor has come...

June 4, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. (Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker) Everyone...

June 3, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. (Matthew Henry, 17th century English minister and author) When really difficult times hit us...

May 31, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. (Bruce Lee, marital artist and actor) We must not discount the value of knowledge. We spend our lives learning, and the more we learn, the more capable we should be...

May 30, 2014

STOP AND THINK – People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. (Eleanor Roosevelt, late USA “First Lady”) Experience is a teacher without parallel. We can learn a lot from books...

May 29, 2014

STOP AND THINK – When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. (Billy Graham, American evangelist) Wealth—money, property, possessions—are temporary, so to lose them...

May 28, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty. (Zig Ziglar, late motivational speaker) We should ask ourselves, “How many of those six ‘foundation stones’ are...

May 27, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. (Sam Ewing, newspaper reporter and writer) When you are faced with a difficult task...

May 26, 2014

STOP AND THINK – A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation. (Mark Twain, American author and humorist) When you hear someone repeatedly use inappropriate language (curses, suggestive...

May 25, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. (Helen Keller, deaf and blind American author and...

May 24, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience. (Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist) Although the pressure to conform, to follow the crowd and its fashions may be great, what...

May 23, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. (Walter Anderson, 20th century American artist, writer, and naturalist) Anderson goes on to say, “I can choose to sit in perpetual...

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