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Nuggets of Wisdom-Winter of 2022

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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“Pride is the carbon monoxide of sin. It silently and slowly kills you without you even knowing.”

—TIM KELLER

 

“Without forgiveness we cannot free ourselves from the grip of the past.”

—PHILIP YANCEY

 

“You must preach and teach what the Bible says is true, not what you want the Bible to say is true.”

—R.C. SPROUL

 

“Nobody can work for God until humility has taken hold of his life. Otherwise he magnifies himself out of all proportion to God.”

—PAUL RADER

 

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life. Everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, not can his life be repeated. Thus everyone’s task is as unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”

—VIKTOR FRANKL

 

“Humble leaders are more concerned with what is right than being right.”

—STEPHEN COVEY

 

“We Americans suffer primarily not from our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted not by reality, but by images (false images) which we have put in the place of reality.”

—DANIELLE BOORSTIN

 

“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 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


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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