30 Quotes That Will Help You Get Through the Day

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“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of the deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worse, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all. Most of us would prefer, however, to spend our time doing something that will get immediate results. We don’t want to wait for God to resolve matters in His good time because His idea of ‘good time’ is seldom in sync with ours.”  ― Oswald Chambers

Stieler, Joseph Karl: Beethoven mit der Missa solemnis Ölgemälde, 1819

“A professor in a college ethics class presented his students with a problem. He said, “A man has syphilis and his wife has tuberculosis. They have had four children: one has died, the other three have what is considered to be a terminal illness. The mother is pregnant. What do you recommend? After a spirited discussion, the majority of the class voted that short the child. “Fine,” said the professor, “You’ve just killed Beethoven.” – HIS magazine, February 1984


“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” – Peter Drucker

george washing carver

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” ― George Washington Carver


“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee


“Wisdom is more precious than rubies. Nothing else you could ever want is as valuable.” – Proverbs 8:1


“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis


“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill


“When I miss a week in practice, my audience knows it. When I miss a day, I know it.” – Paderewski

 Truman Capote by Irving Penn, 1965-773775

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote


“Expect great things from God; Attempt great things for God” – William Carey

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer


“Seek to be made holier every day; pray, strive, wrestle for the spirit, to make you like God. Be as much you can with God. I declare to you that I had rather be one hour with God than a thousand with the sweetest society on earth or in Heaven. All other joys are but streams; God is the fountain.” – Robert Murray McCheyne


“I haven’t failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t’ work.” – Thomas Edison


“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo


“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey


“Having the answers is not essential to living. What is essential is the sense of God’s presence during dark seasons of questioning.” – Ravi Zacharias


“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau


“God is like the sun; you cannot look at it, but without it you cannot look at anything else.” – G.K. Chesterton


“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan


“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –John Quincy Adams


“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. ― Winston Churchill


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.” – Henry David Thoreau


“Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson


“Luck is the dividend of sweat. The more you sweat the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc


“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on” – Robert Frost


“If we would only give the same amount of reflection to what we want out of life that we give to the question of what to do with two week’s vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our days.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher


“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”” – Erma Bombeck