The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.
Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.
People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.
I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
Sports for me is when a guy walks off the court, and you really can't tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.
Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
Life doesn't run away from nobody. Life runs at people.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!
Failure is not the opposite of success; it's part of success.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts.
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.
Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
To disarm the people is the best and most effectual
Way to enslave them.
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.
Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Our worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
Nothing will work unless you do.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.