October 15, 2017

Listen more than you talk. Learn more than you teach. Serve more than you are served. (Mitch Kruse, car collector, author, and speaker) That’s pretty much Kruse’s definition of humility. All three characteristics are just the opposite of the...

October 14, 2017

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. (Martin Luther King, Jr, 20th century civil rights leader) King’s use of the word “love” certainly is not a reference to either erotic lust or mushy sentimentalism. He’s using...

October 13, 2017

To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. (G. K. Chesterton, 19th & 20th century English writer) We believe that men and women have certain God-given rights that governments must not take away. But, as...

October 12, 2017

Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. (Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States) In today’s contentious, political society, we would be much happier if these words of...

October 11, 2017

Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.” (Confucius, 5th century BC Chinese philosopher). Many readers will immediately recognize Confucius’ statement as the other side of the coin of Jesus’ statement often referred to as the...

October 10, 2017

When the rate of change inside an organization is slower than the rate of change outside an organization, the end is in sight. (Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric) That’s a good warning for any organization—whether it is a business, a...

October 9, 2017

Courage is being obedient when you don’t feel like it. (Jill Briscoe, British American author and speaker) Briscoe referred to a coffee mug that was inscribed with a quote from actor John Wayne, “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up...

October 8, 2017

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. (Lou Huesmann, minister) How do we react when political or social demonstrations break out in violence? Hatred is evident both in language and action. But what may be just as bad as the hatred...

October 7, 2017

Never before have we had so much access to information and so little wisdom. (James Emory White, speaker and author) Certainly, we can all agree that there is more information available today than at any previous time in history. And the quantity...

October 6, 2017

There was no such thing as new truth. Error might be old or new; but truth was as old as the universe. (Frederich Douglass, 19th century social reformer) Douglass’ statement needs to be emphasized again in our modern world: “There [is] no such...

October 5, 2017

The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what he gets from it, but what he becomes by it. (John Ruskin, 19th century English art critic) Ruskin is probably not speaking against a fair wage or gaining a just benefit for good work and diligent...

October 4, 2017

Where goodness and truth exist, there you will find beauty. (Pat Sajak, TV show host) Sajak continues, “Our purpose is to seek truth in order to discover and to act on what is good and beautiful in this life.” He also quotes the website of...

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