Gold nuggets
Gold nuggets

More Nuggets of Wisdom

My last blog of 2016 was a series of quotations I came across while researching my book, Wisdom: Life’s Great Treasure. I titled the blog Nuggets of Wisdom. It was very well received, and therefore, as we arrive at the midpoint of 2017, I thought I would share a few more of my favorite quotes. I hope you enjoy them and have a wonderful 4th.

You will never change your life, until you change something you do daily.”  – John Maxwell

We all have a basic motivational drive, every human heart has something that drives them. It gets us through life. It moves us to do what we do. And for most of us, I believe, it is fear.”   – Tim Keller

The closest I can come to one secret of success is this, a lot of little things done well.”  – John Wooden

Every now and then go away, even briefly, for when you come back to your work your judgement will be surer; since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power.”  – Leonardo da Vinci

The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship.”  – Martin Luther

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves a largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority will always vote for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy.”  – Prof. Alexander Tyler of Great Britain

The mark of maturity is the willingness to pass up immediate pleasure in favor of long term gain.”  – Author unknown

Today, I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”  – Jerry Rice

It is critical to deal with bitterness, otherwise your past will always control your future.”  – Author unknown

Our inclination is to buy things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we do not like.”  – Author unknown

We live in a world that is doing its best, night and day, to make you just like everybody else.”  – e.e. cummings 

Those whom we admire the most are those who have overcome great struggles. We rarely celebrate those who are on easy street.”  – David Brooks 

Christianity is worthless if it is not true.”  – Flannery O’Connor

Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”  – Henry Ford

After twenty years of listening to the yearnings of people’s hearts, I am convinced that human beings have an inborn desire for God. Whether we are consciously religious or not, this desire is our deepest longing and most precious treasure.”  – Dr. Gerald C. May

The long painful history of the world is for people to be tempted to choose prestige and power over love, being in charge over being led, being served over serving others.”  – Henri Nouwen

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