December 16, 2016

He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains proves he has no brains of his own. (Charles Spurgeon, 19th century British preacher) Some people are so proud that they act as if they know it all and don’t need anyone else’s thoughts or...

December 15, 2016

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project . . . you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. (Patanjali , Indian author) Patanjali continues: “. . . your mind transcends...

December 14, 2016

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. (John Bunyan, 17th century English writer) Bunyan forces us to think carefully about how we live our lives. He argues that doing something—no matter how...

December 13, 2016

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. (W. T. Purkiser, preacher and author) It’s common in prayer to thank God for His blessings without being very specific. An old hymn encourages us...

December 12, 2016

Die when I may, I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower where ever I thought a flower would grow. (Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States) Lincoln had the unique gift of expressing great truths in the simple...

December 11, 2016

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire, for hospitality in the hall, [and for] the genial flame of charity in the heart. (Washington Irving, 19th century American writer and diplomat) Just two weeks to Christmas, and people are thinking a...

December 10, 2016

Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do. (Vince Poscente, motivational speaker) It’s easy to give advice. We all seem to like to do that. But, Poscente says you can profit by listening to your...

December 9, 2016

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. (Thomas Jefferson, founding father of the United States) Some people seem to think that achieving success depends on luck. And that circumstances have to be just right for you to...

December 8, 2016

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. (Chris Grosser, entrepreneurial businessman) Most of us have been told time and time again that opportunity knocks only once, so we’d better grab it when we can. Grosser, however, implies that we...

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