Nuggets of Wisdom – Winter 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.”


I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots . . .

Albert Einstein


Failure is the greatest opportunity I have to know who I really am.

John Killinger


Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sydney J. Harris


I no longer listen to what people say. I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies.

Winston Churchill


A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.

Simon and Garfunkel


When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.



The loneliest moment in life is when you have just experienced that which you thought would deliver the ultimate, and it has just let you down.

Ravi Zacharias


If you are not content with what you have, you will not be content with what you want.

Ken Boa


It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.

J.K. Rowling


Bad decisions with good intentions are still bad decisions.

Jim Collins


The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you have made a hiring mistake.

Warren Buffet


If what we believe is not based on the truth, then our actions will not reflect reality.

Neal Anderson


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


God made man simple; man’s complex problems are of his own devising.

(Ecclesiastes 7:29, JB)


Our God is a God who not merely restores, but takes up our mistakes and follies into His plan for us and brings good out of them.

J.I. Packer


We waste time and energy worrying that we’ll miss out if we follow Jesus. He says we’ll miss out if we don’t follow him.

Andy Stanley


Making moral decisions is always a terribly confusing thing—to someone without principles.

G.K. Chesterton

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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