July 5, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are not; a sense of humor was given to us to console us for what we are. (Mack McGinnis) Life would be pretty dull without imagination. To take life as it is, without...

July 4, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The great successful men of the world have used their imagination . . . think ahead and create their mental picture in all it details . . . steadily building—steadily building. (Robert Collier, 20th century self-help...

July 3, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Imagination is as good as many voyages—and how much cheaper. (George W. Curtis, 19th century American writer and speaker) With the technology available today, you may not need much imagination; it’s all provided in the...

July 2, 2014

STOP AND THINK – If scholarship is about wisdom as much as truth, then it is about practice as much as knowledge. (Chris Gehrz, college history professor) We assume that scholars are always seeking to find truth in their special field of...

July 1, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Knowledge is experience; everything else is just information. (Albert Einstein, leading 20th century scientist) So, according to Einstein, it isn’t just what you know intellectually but what you learn by putting that...

June 30, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Planning isn’t as valuable as learning. And learning comes from trying. (Peter Skillman, British innovator) Skillman goes on to say, “And trying inevitably involves initial failures. But from the less-than-stellar first...

June 29, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. (Nido Qubein, businessman, motivational speaker, and educator) We often begin an excuse with, “Under the...

June 28, 2014

STOP AND THINK – If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me. (Attributed to Robert Schuller, retired American televangelist) Others put it this way: “Be the change you seek” and “Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person.”...

June 27, 2014

STOP AND THINK – If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant—if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. (Inspiration Line) After a long, hard winter, spring is eagerly anticipated and...

June 26, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. (Sydney Smith, 19th century English writer) Sometimes, it seems, young people want to be...

June 25, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Never explain—your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. (Elbert Hubbard, 19th-20th century American writer and philosopher) Katherine Mansfield wrote, “I always felt that the great high...

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