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Nuggets of Wisdom – Summer 2020

Every quarter I like to share quotes that I have encountered in my reading and research that have been meaningful to me. I call them “Nuggets of Wisdom.”

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In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

—THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

You cannot talk your way out of what you behaved your way into . . .

—JIM ROHN

 

What we found is that the most durable results happen as a series of good decisions that accumulate one upon another over a very long period of time, that create a massive compounding effect.

—JIM COLLINS

 

Remember, what you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else, but what you are will be yours forever.

—HENRY VAN DYKE

 

There is no happiness for them who have no insight into eternity.

—PASCAL

 

Few things in life are worth fighting over. Fights that are worth fighting are usually worth winning.

—AUTHOR UNKNOWN

 

Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.

—SIMONE WEIL

 

Though preoccupation with a God-given gift can turn into idolatry, enjoying that same gift with a grateful heart can draw us closer to God.

—RANDY ALCORN

 

We are a generation that listens with its eyes and thinks with its feelings.

—RAVI ZACHARIAS

 

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

—THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

We are spiritual beings having a physical experience.

—DALLAS WILLARD

 

To walk out of God’s will is to walk into nowhere.

—C.S. LEWIS

 

Herein lies the cardinal difference between the moralizing religions and Jesus’ offer to us: Jesus does not offer to make bad people good but to make dead people alive.

—RAVI ZACHARIAS


Richard E Simmons III is the founder and Executive Director of The Center for Executive Leadership and a best-selling author.

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