The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.
You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
The cool peace and dewy sweetness of the night filled me with a mood of hope: not hope on any definite point, but a general sense of encouragement and heart-ease.
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
God will not be absent when His people are on trial; he will stand in court as their advocate, to plead on their behalf.
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
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